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I have water in my transmission fluid. How many times do I have to flush?

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    Clint Smock May 11, 2010

    Auto or Manual? Where did the water come from? Trans cooler? Did you fix the water problem already?

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I would think once with a flush tool/pump. But I would use more fluid than normal 1/2 again as much. I would also use a additive like a BG trans additive if you can get it. google bg findadealer.com for a list of dealers close to you. I assume you already replaced the radiator.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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75,000 miles isnt alot of miles,unless they were mostly city miles. If you aren't experiencing any transmission problems,i would drop the pan,change the filter and whatever fluid the pan holds,and hold off on flushing the entire sytem.The clutches and bands sometimes don't do well when shocked with ALL new fluid that contains a certain amount of detergent.The only real problems i have seen with the total flush is on Dodge trucks of the 90's up to even 2000 and some later models,the transmissions use a governor pressure sensor,and solenoid,and i have seen many of them set codes after the flush,and the components having to be replaced with new.Black fluid isn't a good indicator.Brown fluid,is better than black.And red fluid is the best.

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SOURCE: Flushing the transmission fluid on my 1997 dodge avenger?

Depending on the transmission capacity and the business; between 50 and 150 dollars. You will also need to consider replacing the filter or screen---add 25 dollars for this service.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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When you say "flushed transmission", did you include the torque converter? Most of the transmission fluid is in the converter, and if there is any appreciable quantity of coolant still in the transmission it will not function properly. Most of the time a coolant-contaminated transmission needs to be disassembled and rebuilt as there are just too many places for water to remain, even with a flush.

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If this just happened recently you can usually just replace the radiator and flush the transmission as you said and be fine.

However water/coolant is extremely harmful to the automatic transmission, it can cause the internal clutches to break down inside it and fail.

If it were my vehicle I would take my chances and get a new radiator installed and flush both the cooling system and the transmission, this will more than likely cure your problem.


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