Found broken snapring in pan during transmission fluid change
During my 120,000 service schedule maintenance, the service dealer mechanic suggested to change my transmission fluid. After completion of the transmission fluid and filter change, the mechanic told me that he found a broken snapring in the transmission pan. One of his suggestion is to remove and disassemble the transmission to determine the cause. This maintenance labor will cost me a lot of money.
Ive been driving my car for a week nowbut I dont see , any fauilure or issue. I woul like to have a peace of mind when driving my car, I need your technical support on this issue.
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Re: found broken snapring in pan during transmission...
Drive it until it gives you a problem. You probably have been driving like that for a long time anyway. A good transmission person would know where it came from by looking at it. Most dealers do not rebuild transmissions any more they replace them. Chances are the other half of the snap ring is still holding and may not give any problem.
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Transmission services are part of routine maintenence. Flushing the system on a high mileage vehicle where the fluid has been neglected can cause issues as it stirs up and removes deposits of varnish and worn band/clutch debris through out the system. Most vehicles are usually drain and fill. Others are pan removal with filter and fluid change. Not many companies still do "flushes" but will recommend one of the above services be performed during routine maintenence
Don't worry about the lines unless excessive sludge and debris is found during pan removal. Drop the pan, inspect , wipe clean, replace filter and fill with fluid. This service is recommended every 50k.
Maintenance Minder B Scheduled Maintenance
Recommended service for your 2006 Honda Ridgeline:
Replace engine oil and oil filter
Inspect front and rear brakes
Check parking brake adjustment
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
Inspect suspension components
Inspect driveshaft boots
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
Inspect exhaust system#
Inspect fuel lines and connections#
Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy.
Maintenance Minder 6 Scheduled Maintenance
Recommended service for your 2006 Honda Ridgeline:
Replace VTM-4 rear differential fluid: Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher level of mechanical (shear) stress to fluid or frequently fully loaded. This requires differential fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the differential fluid changed at 7,500 miles (12,000 km), then every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
There is a small dilema here. The Owner's Manual for your Lincoln says to refer to the Maintenance schedule to find the proper interval for replacing your transmission fluid. Here is where the problem arises: The Maintenance schedule published for your vehicle says to replace the transmission fluid at 30,000 mile intervals for several transmission models. Then it "excepts" the models that are not lsted by transmission model number in the preceeding text - yours is not listed.
Then, when I go to the service manual and search by your vehicle (2000 Lincoln LS) it says to replace the transmission fluid at 30,000 mile intervals without any exceptions.
Here is what I recommend to my customers:
CHECK the fluid every 30,000 miles and REPLACE the fluid and filter every 60,000 miles. I have found that this works for almost every make and model out there. I have several customers with over 300,000 miles on their cars that have never had transmission overhauls.
For free PDF version downloads of both the Owner's Manual and the Maintenance Schedule (3rd printing) for your vehicle, click the links below.
Hello you will need transmission repairs sometimes when a filter and fluid is changed when a scheduled maintenance has not been followed by owners manual you might have trouble as you do believe it or not sometimes when you exceed the suggested service millage you better off just to leave it and do not service or you can experience trouble as you are having.My solution is take your vehicle in to a transmission specialist you will need a hoist to determine the extent of your repair you might have to rebuild your transmission.
timing belt at 105000 miles,transmission service when the car tells you. it will say service trans. side note only have trans serviced at volvo dealer. no one else can rest trans to the new fluid. belive me it really matters
Most vehicles have a book in the glove compartment that tells the schedule in which to change all fluids. Transmission fluid should be changed periodically, especially if it gets dirty. If you dont know the last time it was changed and you have over 20,000 miles then you should have it and the filter changed. If you can't find the book, call around to several shops and ask them how often they recomend changing the fluid. Remeber that some shops will tell you to come sooner because they want your business more often.
The filter is inside the trans. It is not under maintenance schedule unless the transmission has undergone a major malfunction and needs to be replaced during overhaul. This is done at the factory. The only maintenance schedule is fluid replacement/flush every 30,000 miles.
HI. the check engine light will illuminate when a sensor fault is detected. all sensors on your vehicle work in conjunction with the CPU on board. they relay information for the CPU to process. this information allows the CPU to initiate certain actions like fuel pump operation and proper charging of the battery and proper coolant flow as well. if one of the vital sensors start to malfunction and cant send and receive any information to the cpu, it will launch a self diagnostic alert , which is this check engine light. This will become illuminated to inform you of some sort of malfunction within the engine itself. the best thing now is to take this vehicle to the dealership for a quick scan. Once the problem is found, they can fix it and shut off the check or service engine light.
As for the life span of a Nissan transmission, these builds will last quite a while if you take good care and preform proper maintenance. The the normal life span of a typical mini van transmission is 100,000 miles. This nissan's transmission should get about 120,000 or more. The key to a long life span of a transmission is good care and proper maintenance like, changing the filters regularly and flushing the contents as well as changing the fluid every 60,000 miles.
SIGNS OF TRANS failure Slippage of any gear cycle. Hard shifting and abnormal grinding during gear changes on a hill. Miss shifts.(not being able to shift on time or sticking in a certain gear over the rpm rate) Black transmission fluid or metal fragments inside the transmission pan. Gear shift slipping out of drive or reverse is a failurepoint as well.
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.