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Transmission fluid smell burnt brown

260k on transmission fluid look black smells burnt

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Have the fluid replaced . have a pressure test done to determine internal failures. have the bands and clutch packs adjusted. . IF you have been towing something heavy then less speed will reduce the load on the oil.

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SOURCE: automatic transmission fluid is grey and smells

is sounds like your transmission fluid has overheated. Simply needs the fluid and the filter to be changed on the transmission.

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SOURCE: My transmission fluid is muddyish and slightly

Yes...change the trans fluid...Flush in my opinion is a scam and does nothing more than a normal change, except for removing more $ from your pocket.

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SOURCE: Transmission fluid,power steering fluid leak cause burnt smell?

The smell you are probably smelling is the fluids that are leaking hitting something hot like the exaust. Unless the leaks are so severe that it takes constant refilling then you should be ok. But be aware that when yu have leaking parts that you must regularly check those fluid levels. Them leaking wont cause major damage, but you not keeping the fluid levels up will. I had a tranny leask in my van for a 1 1/2 and thought it was a expensive fix, but I ended up fixing my leak for about 6 bucks. My point is, check your fluids once a day if not more depending on the severity of the leak.

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well then it sounds to me as if you need a transmission replacement...a flush or service at this point won't do you any good, as the transmission is using the contamination in the fluid to build pressure. so if you flush it all away, then the new fluid is way too thin to build any pressure...just replace your transmission....

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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SOURCE: my transmission fluid smells burnt

Never get your transmission flushed if your transmission fluid is burnt, that can only damage the transmission even more causing additional problems.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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I hav a mercedes s350. when i drive the car shutters when it is changing gears.


It is usually a good idea to get it to a auto a mechanic if the transmissions begins shuddering, but there are some things you can check at home. If the vehicle shudders this may be a sign of low trans fluid or dirty burnt fluid.
Check the owner's manual for the location of the dipstick for the transmission pull a dipstick out and look at the fluid on the end of the dipstick if it's bright red its good if it's black or brown tis burnt you can smell it smell of burnt smell.
No idea of how many miles but if over 100k dont do a trans flush have a "trany splash" done. Flushes on high mile cars can change the fluid 100 % but not the filter. Splash changes fluid in the pan but not the torque converter. Unless there is a drain plug on converter, but a new filter will clean up the converter fluid.
Find a reputable mechanic so you dont end up with a bigger problem if its just the fluid.
Oh if when you pull the dipstick and you do do that and you see that the fluid is a little burnt or it's low always check tranny fluid when the engine is running
To get a accurate reading.

Transmission shuddering combined with transmission slippage may be a sign that too little (pluged filter) or too much fluid is making its way to the transmission. This is usually a telltale sign that the torque converter is failing.

Hope this helps a little.
Best of luck.

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Going down the road in my 2000 lincoln continental and the transmission just went out. It will not work in any gear, forward or reverse, what could be the problem


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My name is Ruto from Kenya, I do have an automatic mini cooper


You need to check your fluid and see if it smells burnt, or brown. if not then could be 3 things. Replace tranny filter and fluid. Bad shift solenoid, or the bands are burnt in the transmission-that whould lead to burnt smell and brown fluid.

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