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Ever heard of a transmission overheating enough to cause fire?

Ever heard of a transmission overheating enough to cause a fire in the passenger quarter panel area of the engine? 2007 3500 6.7L automatic trans. 4X4. Thanks

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    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    Nope, never have, an automatic can't get that hot because it will quit working long before. But! I know a cat converter can get hot enough to burn anything within 2 ft iwhen not moving, especially if the fuel mixture is rich. The cat converter is like an incinerator and turns into a blast furnace if any unbuerned fuel gets into it.

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It is very unlikely that the transmission would over heat enough to cause a fire anywhere in the passenger compartment. If in fact there was a fire in the passenger quarter panel area there are two things that would be the cause. Either wiring behind the kick panel became shorted and caused the fire or the exhaust became extremely overheated and caused the fire.

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While it is not impossible for the transmission to cause a fire if the fluid sprayed out in a fine mist on to something extremely hot. I highly doubt it would happen in that area.
To the guy who said he saw an episode on Cops where the Transmission exploded please do a little research and you might find out that the fuluid would have to reach a high temperature (Over 400 deg F) to do that. Before that would happen the transmission would have froze up. Now it is possible for for parts in the inside to fracture and come out the casing. But to get so hot to explode in normal operation no!

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Yes, from an episode of cops, this is possible. The van on the episode was a 1995 Dodge Caravan where the woman complained she saw smoke in her rear view. It was minutes after she stopped that the entire van exploded. She said this was the third time in three months she had a problem with the transmission.

The episode was aired 1/09/1999

Posted on May 10, 2010

  • John Shelton Jan 26, 2014

    Ned's answer is correct, in a perfect world where people service transmissions correctly. However, we're not in a perfect world. the transmission is a friction machine; friction causes tremendous heat, the reason radiators have built-in transmission coolers. Its also the reason performance drivers add their own transmission cooler aside from the radiator, so that the heat of the engine isnt shared with the transmission and vice versa. You should have no problems with any good transmission IF you change the transmission filter and fluid every 70,000 miles or EARLIER and if you add a transmission cooler on every vehicle you buy new. Also, it is extremely important to let your car warm up in weather colder than 45 degrees until the thermostat gauge is far above the lowest line. With my 2012 Chrysler, this only takes 5 minutes and I usually do the remote start after I put my shoes on and before getting stuff together to go out the door. I get in a warm car that has had time to settle itself in running.

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