By mistake I poured a small amount of transmission fluid in the brake fluid reservoir of my 2006 Chevy Equinox w/ ABS. It was maybe 2-3 oz. at most. Now they are telling me I need to replace all the rubber in my brake system. Is that right?
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Re: transmission fluid in brake system
Your braking system will need to be flushed (all of the brake fluid
completely removed) and refilled. If left in the braking system, the
wrong fluid could end up ruining the brake calipers, brake master
cylinder, rubber brake hoses, and other brake components – leading to
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It could a wheel bearing. See if the noise gets louder at higher speeds. If it does trying jiggling the steering wheel (in a safe manner) from left to right and see if the noise gets higher or lower. If it does then you have a front wheel bearing that is bad. If not then if could be a rear wheel bearing. If none of these apply to you then try checking your transmission fluid level and fluid condition. It is posible you could have an internal transmission issues. The fluid should be bright red. If brown or black I would consider taking it to a transmission shop to it further looked into.
It is highly unlikely that you will find a car which does not use power steering fluid these days. Under the hood you will find several containers with lids (washer fluid; brake fluid; power steering fluid etc.) There will either be a clear symbol or words indicating which type of fluid to use. Make sure you use the type of fluid that is recommended by the manufacturer
YOU NEED LARGE C - CLAMP TO COMPRESS PISTON IN CALIPER BORE.REMOVE SMALL AMOUNT BRAKE FLUID FROM BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR FIRST BEFORE YOU COMPRESS PISTON. AFTER REMOVING A LITTLE BRAKE FLUID.AND COMPRESSING CALIPER PISTON IN BORE.PLACE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR COVER BACK ON.WHEN FINISHING REPLACING BRAKES.PUMP BRAKE PEDAL UNTIL BRAKES FEEL SOLID AND FIRM CHECK BRAKE FLUID LEVEL.DONT DRIVE VECHICLE IF BRAKES DONT FEEL FIRM OR SOLID.
this model doesn't have a transmission fluid dip stick, it is a sealed transmission, there is a fill plug on the case of the transmission just above the pan in most cases, the fluid should be just below the plug, u must access this from under the car.
how do you know its low then? it's there in the engine compartment, its usually set in a small black plastic box towards the front off most engines because its run by the serpentine belt, so follow the belt on your car it rolls right over the power steering unit. it"ll have a circular knob with small half moon cuts on the outside to make it easier to grip, and right on the top, in yellow writing, it'll say power steering fluid only! Hydraulic fluid or transmission fluid, dont put brake fluid in there..always in a pinch you can pour transmission fluid in. Now if its leaking i highly recommend "Lucas" stop leak power steering fluid, but only to top it off dont poor in the whole bottle at once because this stuff works too good! and could lock up your steering. Everytime its low just top it off again. can you rate my answer.thank you.
Unfortunately you can not. Chevy put sealed transmissions on most of their cars starting in 2006. It would be out of luck if you got one without a sealed transmission. If you did, look behind the engine on the passenger side for a dipstick similar to your oil dipstick. If you dont see one, you will have to go to the dealership to have it checked.
drop tranny pan.which will drain fluid. replace filter, gasket then pan refill with fluid .start and let run a few minutes then put in gear it may take a second for fluid to get all thru trans that should do it
This is usually located under the hood
on the driver's side of the car, toward the back of the engine
compartment. Imagine where your brake pedal would end up if it went all
the way through to the engine. The brake master cylinder is a small
(about 6-by-2 inches), rectangular piece of metal with a plastic
reservoir and a rubber cap on top, and small metal tubes leading from
The rectangle reservoir on the top of the master cylinder is where you fill. just take the top cap of the reservoir.