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Very bad things!!! it will trash your transmission!!!! do not drive the car untill you drain the engine oil out of transmission.. under the car there is a plug on bottom of transmission pan,unscrew and let it all drain out,replace with transmision fluid.... if you have already driven the car the torc converter will have to be drained/flushed also,and a mechanic will have to do this... if you have driven the car already then it will be ok to go ahead and drive to shop because the converter will have to be drained anyways( just dont drive to far )

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How to change Transmission Fluid

Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid.
For most cars, the Maintenance Tune Ups are scheduled at 30K, 60K, 90K and so on. Most of the dealers recommend to change the Transmission Oil and transmission oil filter at 60K. The transmission Oil can't last forever, so it is a good idea to take care for the transmission before something bad happens, and at 30K the transmission oil start breaking down. So you buy a transmission filter kit and start the job. Lift and secure your car. Loose and put pan bolts in a small cup with kerosene or WD-40. With finesse loose the transmission oil pan. Collect and disposal properly the used transmission oil. The amount could be 4 to 5 quarts. This is only the half. The rest is still inside the car. For now disregard the rest of the transmission oil. Focus on the oil pan. You have to clean inside and outside and check the magnet and residue. A black dust is normal. Replace the transmission filter. Just pull it out and snap in the new one. Don't forget that "O" ring sealer is in place. Clean out the surface of transmission block in contact with the pan. It is aluminum and don't tolerate even a scratch. A razor blade in right angle can do the job. Clean with lacquer thinner both surfaces in contact and the bolts. Dry out thoroughly. IF the oil pan is designed for a gasket, you are very lucky. Apply a thin layer of sealing agent, over the transmission oil pan edge, and position the gasket over it. Mount the pan on the transmission surface and torque the bolts at around 170 in- lbs. If the oil pan doesn't accept a gasket, Chrysler like this,than you are in trouble. You have to wait till the transmission oil drip stops.You need to wait overnight, till 24 hours. Clean everything thoroughly with lacquer thinner. Apply RTV around all holes and, create a gasket with sealer.Too much or too little means trouble. Mounting the pan you have to be very precise, one wrong move and you start again from the scratch. If there are big electrical harness obstacles, ask for a person to help. This happen to Chrysler Town & Country. Tight up the bolts with an extension only. Wait at least one hour and tight up to 150 in - lbs, or (12 ft - lbs). Wait at least 24 hours to cure, before filling up with transmission oil.You think are done. Not yet. You have a new filter, clean transmission oil pan, including the magnet, which must be cleaned and put back in place, but half of the transmission fluid is still old and dirty.
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Fill out the transmission with new fluid, disconnect the return oil line at the transmission, or cooler, and collect 4 to 6 gallons and disposal the fluid properly. To do so you need to start engine and move the selector to reverse, neutral, drive and back to park. Connect the line and fill out the transmission with new fluid.
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Buy 6 to 8 feet vinyl clear house. Insert the house in the dip stick opening up to the bottom, and siphon the oil from transmission to a container positioned on the ground.
You need up to 24 hours to drain the oil. You have to repeat this procedure one more time after a month or so. You have to buy 10 quarts of transmission oil, but this is worth compared with a transmission repair. Keep in mind to buy the specific transmission oil for your car. Check the fluid level with the engine running and add as needed. Check after a week. If level is to high then siphon small amounts and fill up to the mark.

on Aug 23, 2010 | Chrysler Town & Country Cars & Trucks

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What would happen if I accidentally put transmission oil in the engine of 2001 sentra?

Not much as long as you didn't drive it very far.
Transmission fluid has lubricating properties like motor oil but it is much thinner.
All you need to do is drain it and change the filter.

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What would happen if I accidentally put transmission oil in the engine?

How much transmission fluid did you add? In the old days adding a quart of tranny fluid to the engine oil was used to loosen valve springs etc...only running a day or 2 then draining completely..and refilling with quality engine oil...If you only added a need to drain all the oil as if doing a regular oil change the filter should be just fine...don't put this off.

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My 98 ford Taurus just stopped on me at a red

when you drive a transmission on low oil transmission clutches pay the price have on the other hand when the torke converter fails there is no power try the oil and filter first see what happens or take it to a profesional good luck

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Last year I bought a 2001 Mitsubishi montero sport. 2 days after purchasing the neutral light started flashing while driving. When we stopped the transmission was completely locked. We then bought another...

Lack of oil from the sound of it ,When checking the auto oil level start engine put handbrake on hard ,couple of bricks behind the drive wheels then drop into reverse ,now check the oil level on the autobox dipstick .If a modern vehicle with no dip stick then dealer only job to check the level

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2001 mercury sable, when driven for extended time transmission fluid comes up out the dip stick area. what causes that

If the transmission is over full this will happen, if the transmission overheats this will happen, check the level carefully by the instructions on the dipstick to ensure that it is filled properly. There is also a vent on the top of the transmission, a favorite home place for dirt wasps, make sure it is clean. If you think this problem is over heating, check the oil cooler for obstructions pinched lines etc., I put an external oil cooler on my transmission to provide more cooling capacity, though it is not truely neccessary. Hope this helps, let me know.

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Changed the oil yesterday in my 2003 cts caddy and today the tranny is slipping, could oil change have anything to do with this

Engine and transmission are completely sealed off from one another. No way changing the engine oil will affect the transmission unless a brain sturgeon put engine oil into the transmission by mistake. If you did the service, you know that didn't happen.

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My promblem is that in between the transmission pan and oil pan t

ouch, sounds like the radiator has a bad trans cooler in it you need to replace this asap if it isnt too late and completly change the trans fluid, if you check your trans dip stick you'll probabaly find it is full of coolant

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Transmission oil

Yes the transmission fluid goes in the location of the dipstick. As for the yellow "oil", if you just recently got the car maybe the previous owner put engine oil in the tranny fluid receptor instead of the's been known to happen. As far as I know, tranny fluid should be red, even if water gets into it, it's still a pinkish color. Maybe better to drain it and replace it. Good luck.

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