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After getting small amt of transmission fluid in gas car rain bad

Got small amt of trans fluid in gas. Affected engine performance. Replace plugs wires and fuel filter. Car runs real bad still. Has no acceleration and can't get it past 45mph. also the trans slips. tries to go into over drive but it won't. I need this car running. I live 20 miles from anything. Thank for you help

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  • thierywd Jan 02, 2009

    it got there by using transmission funnel to put gas in car when I ran out . Who'd think that small amount would cause so many problems

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Don't even want to know how you accomplished this! The Problem is that the Oil from the Tranny Fluid has gotten into the Fuel injection sytem. Get some B12-Chemtool from Wal-Mart or and Auto Parts store, Pour this into the gas tank and let it run for a while, Should get it done for Ya!

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  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 02, 2009

    It Does not take Much! A Grain of Sand could Clog a Fuel Injector. That B-12 is REALLY good stuff and will work. I use it in ALL my Vehicles. Good Luck! Keep me Updated!

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