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I don't know where to put the transmission fluid and i had it for 11 months now and never put any in. where do i put it. someone told me i can use the same one i use to put oil. i don't trust that

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NO. don't listen to your friend. what type of truck and year and engine size?

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My advice is to type out what your issue is - this is not a texting app and we need to understand the details of your issue. As best I can figure out, you are having problems with your transmission, took it to have the fluid changed, and someone (mechanic?) told you that because of the metal shavings in the old fluid (plus the warning light flashing) they recommended transmission rebuild/replacement. That's good advice. Your transmission may be rebuildable now, and may only require a few parts. Keep driving it until it quits altogether and it's going to cost a lot more.

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My 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue will start, but it won't move. Someone told me it was my transmission that went out, could it be this or something else? Problem happened at 180,000 miles. The mechanic told...



  • I don't know about reasonable. I don't know how they can assess something they have not seen with a price like that unless they are gunning for a full transmission replacement which is shady, in my opinion. Some other possibilities should have been voiced. Yes it could be the transmission needs replaced but there are some things to consider and check first.
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  • Fluid over 50,000 miles needs replaces as well. Don't do this yet unless you get the transmission going or it may be a waste of money. If you get it going again and the miles call for it then flush the transmission fluid.
  • When is the last time you changed the transmission filter and gasket (sold as a kit)? A really clogged filter can inhibit your vehicle like that and make it not drive.
  • Open the hood and look at the transmission linkage. Now have someone get into the car and put their foot on the brake and drop it into gear. Do you see the linkage (on top of the transmission) move back and forth as they switch gears? If not then the linkage is hung up somewhere. If not then the linkage may be fine.

  • These are some things to look at before you go for the new transmission. I might suggest you get the opinion of a transmission shop first or at least the opinion of someone willing to do a little diagnosing first.

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You are certainly risking a bigger problem if you don't top up the fluid!

When the torque converter spins, the fluid is compressed and acts like a semi solid, and transferring the power from the engine to the gearbox. No fluid - No power transfer to the gearbox.

Top up your fluid. You will never know if there is a bigger problem until you do.

At the moment you're acting like a man who hasn't eaten for a month who's asking if he's losing weight because he has cancer!

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Don`t no where to put transmission fluid


If you find your transmission fluid pan under your vehicle you will find two plugs one will sit a little higher than the other.  The higher one is the fill/check plug and the lower is the drain plug.  It's kinda hard to get fluid in but if you need to put it in you need to get some sort of pump to pump it up into the pan or get a long piece of tubing and attach it to the fluid bottle and have someone hold it outside the car higher than the pan and you can make sure the other end of the tube stays in the fill hole.  You want to fill it until there is a little fluid flowing out.  Let me know if you have any other questions.  Thanks for rating my response and for using FixYa!

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