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My truck is losing transmission fluid but is not leaving a puddle. I haven't added any oil to my truck for about a month but now my oil shows its about two quarts to much. Can my transmission fluid go into my oil?

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Had the same problem with a 1987 Olds 98. Had to replace the trans vacuum modulator. Remove the hose if you see fluid that could be your problem.

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It can if you have a tranny/ engine oil cooler. Im, doubtful that you do, but Ive seen dumb stuff like that. You would have to have a severe input seal/ crank seal problem for that to occur. Check your cooler lines. maybe they've been hooked up wrong.

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hi Kemal.
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You don't give much info to work with and your English is hard to understand.
I'm assuming this car has an automatic transmission.
I have to ask: Do you have puddles under your car when you park it? If you do, use a white rag or paper towel to soak some of the oil up. Is it red in color? That would be transmission fluid.
I'm guessing, with what little information you are giving, that your transmission fluid level is very low.
You need to have someone who knows what they are doing check your transmission fluid. If that is the problem, the proper amount of the proper type needs to be added. Don't let anyone guess at this. Take it to an Autozone store and ask them to check it for you. They might do it for you.
If you don't have a puddle under your car, please provide more information on the car and the problems you are having. I can try to help. Good luck.

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TRANSMISSION SLIPS AND SHIFTS HARD, AUTOMATIC


Often the cause is low transmission fluid. Follow the instructions in your manual for checking it, because unlike checking your oil level, checking transmission fluid levels require that the vehicle is running.

Please, by no means do this check if you are uncomfortable doing it. Have a "gearhead" friend that you trust or a mechanic show you how.

Most manufacturers ask that you start the car, and while holding down the brake pedal, slowly shift through reverse and then all your forward gears, then place the car back in park.

Next (with the car running- CAREFUL!), find the transmission dipstick under the hood, pull it out, and wipe it off. Put the dipstick back in, pull it out and check the level. If it is low, you need to add some transmission fluid of the type specified by your manual into the dipstick hole (you will need an inexpensive transmission fill funnel), a little at a time, and keep checking it as described above until it is at the FULL mark.

It is important to note that the dipstick is marked FULL HOT (car is warmed up) and FULL COLD (car is NOT warmed up) because transmission fluid expands quite a bit and overfilling is bad for your tranny!

I own a Jeep with a Chrysler "straight six" engine (one of the best motors ever!) and my transmission slipped because of low fluid - I added a bottle of "transmission stop slip and stop leak" fluid to it and topped off the remainder with the proper type of transmission fluid, and now, seven months later, I do not lose any tranny fluid and it shifts great! The stop leak is more expensive, but IMHO it is worth the cost.

Please rate my solution when you get a chance!

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How do you add transmission fluid?


If this is for a 2002 and up explorer with the 4.6, there isn't a dipstick. It is a complicated deal. The vehicle has to be running much like the old ones, but a plug must be removed from the pan. Behind the plug is a upwards tube that you, believe it or not, squirt oil up into until it runs generously back at you. then it is full.

Crazy huh?

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