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I think I added too much transmission fluid to my car. Will that damage anything? Is there anything I can do about it?

What can I do if I add too much transmission fluid to my car?

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To much oil in the transmission ( auto)will cause frothing of the oil and overheating problems, along with slipping and changes problems
If you filled it through a dip stick tube then find a shop that has an oil syringe ( probably an auto transmission shop) and place a tube down the dip stick tube and suck out the excess oil
failing that you can remove a transmission cooler line from the side of the transmission and let it drain out

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