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I added transmission fluid now car will not turn over

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I am 100% sure this is a coincidence, please explain what it is doing, does the engine crank over with the starter but not start?

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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What would be the cause of transmission not engaging when put into any gear (automatic)


Could be low transmission fluid, or dirty fluid/filter...please check fluid with motor running...check color of fluid should be reddish...not dark brown...Before giving up...try adding a bottle of Lucas Oil Transmission Stabilizer fluid...can be added without draining anything...hope this helps...

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Where do i add transmission fluid for 2004 mercury monterey


Transmission fluid is added through the dipstick tube. You will need a long skinny transmission funnel to not make a mess.

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How to check transmission fluid


Checking the Transmission Fluid
  • It is important to check the fluid level only after the fluid has circulated throughout the transmission by shifting through the gears. Failing to allow the fluid to circulate will result in a false fluid level reading. Turn the engine on and shift through each of the transmission's gears with the brake pedal depressed and the parking brake applied. The car should be allowed to idle in each gear position for approximately five seconds. Turn the engine off, then climb underneath the passenger's side of the vehicle. A small plug is located on the passenger's side of the transmission. Remove this plug with a wrench. Turn the engine on and observe whether any fluid drips out of the transmission plug's opening. If fluid does begin to drip from the plug opening, the transmission does not require additional fluid. Turn the engine off and install the transmission plug.
Adding Transmission Fluid
  • If fluid did not begin to drip out of the transmission's plug, transmission fluid must be added. Turn the engine off, then remove the black breather cap from the top of the transmission. The circular breather cap twists into the transmission. Twist the cap in a counterclockwise direction until it detaches from the transmission. Because of the lack of clearance between the breather cap's opening and the bottom of the vehicle, transmission fluid cannot be poured into the breather cap opening. Attach a fluid pump to a quart-sized container of new transmission fluid. Insert the pump's hose into the transmission through the breather cap's opening. Turn the engine on, then actuate the pump until fluid just begins to drip out of the plug's opening on the side of the transmission. Screw the breather cap onto the top of the transmission, then install the plug with a wrench.

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Add fluid transmission


TRANSMISSION FLUID

Checking automatic transmission fluid

The 5R55N transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.

Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled intervals for

fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid.

However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not

working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you

notice some sign of fluid leakage.

Transmission fluid should be checked and, if required, fluid
should be added by a qualified technician.

Aug 23, 2012 | 2001 Lincoln LS V8

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Adding transmission fluid


Add transmission fluid to the same tube you check the transmission fluid level. It will resemble the oil dipstick tube, only it's a larger tube that will accommodate a funnel to add additional fluid. It's important not to overfill the recommended level so try adding 1/2 quart at a time until the level is withing the markings on the transmission fluid dipstick.

Mar 07, 2012 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

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Where do i add transmission fluid?


The transmission fluid is checked and added (if necessary) through the transmission dipstick tube

Oct 10, 2011 | 1995 Audi 90

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Where do you put the automatic transmission fluid in


In the same hole the dipstick for the transmission is in. Small funnel works the best to minimize spillage. Also make sure you check the level of the transmission while the vehicle is in park and running and engine hot. Avoid over filling by adding small amounts at a time and re checking.

Mar 15, 2011 | 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Leaving a parked spot I noticed some red fluid under the middle front of the car. Someone it was transmission fluid.Also noticed that there was dried fluid same position in the garage where I park the car....


The red fluid is probably transmission fluid. Pick some up on your finger smell it and if possible compare it to known transmission fluid. You invariably have a leak. If you want to find the leak try this.

Locate a large piece of cardboard and place this under your cars engine compartment just after you garage it tonight. The cardboard will tell all on the leak location.

As far as adding trans fluid . . . you only need to ad fluid if it is low. The transmission is often refered to as a transaxle. Also transmission fluid is most commonly added via the transmission fluid dip stick hole via funnel. Be Careful not to over fill the transmission.

Good Luck

Mar 10, 2010 | 2001 Cadillac DeVille

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