Can transmission oil mess up engine?
I know I have had an engine that develops a tick, this is just a sticky rocker are usually, and adding a quart of automatic transmission oil will cure this. So if you have only put in a small amount, it should not be a problem, but if you have put all transmission fluid in, it could be a major problem. If you have put ATF in the engine, it may not provide the proper lubrication and you could have serious damage. If you put gear grease in (from a manual transmission) this is too thick for the engine to handle and problems will arise from this, plus you will have the most un-god-awful smell you have ever smelt.
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Unless you damaged or disconnected the ABS while doing it, it will not affect the ABS.
Answer . \nHi, I have just purchased a 96 Previa so can help you a little. The engine oil dipstick is located under the front passenger seat, you need to use pull the lever on the right hand side of the seat to move the back of the seat forward, then there is a yellow lever pull that and the seat… will tip back, pull the carpet back and you will see a locking catch, turn to open and you will see the dip stick, hope this helps you out a bit (MORE)
Answer . \nYes there is. They both will have different additives in them. There viscosity (thickness) will also be different. Transmission fluid has a red dye that is added so it can be distinguished from engine oil.
Answer . \ninstall a mechanical oil pressure guage. should be between 15 and 40 psi at idle and up to 50 at high RPM
Can you put 20 inch rims or bigger on a 1988 Buick Park Avenue 3800 V6 engine without messing up the engine or transmission 20s only?
YES it Can Be done with no modefications. They should fit right on if you have rims that are 5 lug universal. They HAVE TO BE FWD RIMS.
Yes and no. The point of a governor is to limit the RPM's of the engine. Removing the governor in tiself does not hurt a thing, but then you run the risk of over-reving the motor and chance blowing it up. Remember, just because a motor will spin that fast does not mean that it was designed to!
I used to have a datsun 1200 sss engine in my chevette. I'm pretty sure the standard chevette transmission was used.
If it's an auto trans the color should be bright red, if it's not it needs to be changed. If it's a Mitsubishi auto trans (most are) it needs SP-III ATF ONLY! Do not use Dexron ATF (also bright red in color) - it is not compatible.
You definitely need to change the oil as the Trans Fluid is much thinner and doesn't do the same job engine oil does . Further, the lubrication properties are very different. ATF- Automatic Transmission Fluid - needs to TRANSFER a lot of 'momentum', that is, the torque converter needs a fluid t…hat is somewhat heavy but of very thin viscosity, therefore that kind of fluid can by used to transmit a lot of force thru the converter halves, and do it without a heavy friction (viscosity) looses. Friction reducing needs are second nature. Engine oil has a completely different set of requirements: friction reduction primarily, cooling and a cushioning effect. Therefore, those two liquids have to be very different. Placing more than a few ounces of ATF into the engine crankcase will destroy its properties, risking the engine. Complete flushing and correct engine oil replacement is mandatory! amclaussen. (MORE)
THE REAR MAIN SEAL HAS GONE BAD. THE PART COST UNDER $5.00 BUT TO HAVE IT DONE IS OVER $200.00
Can a transmission mess up 2 qts lowTook vehicle 2000 miles transmission messed up.Walmart was suppose to top off all fluids with oil change and didn't they say no way tran could mess up 2 qts low?
Depending on the definition of "mess up", two quarts low is enough to make it act poorly, and most likely not upshift.
Yes, this really can happen. The transmission modulator rupturesand vacuum system system draws out trans fluid into engine oil thruvacuum pump into engine crankcase. Been there, done that. Ireplaced the modulator valve and dropped engine oil.
yes that's how your supposed to drive it will go into o/d above 50 mph
yes you can, in fact you can run a diesel entirely on filtered transmission fluid. you will have a marginal loss of power, but considering the fact that if you have a deal with a shop, or you work in a shop, the fuel could entirely be free. the reason a diesel is able to run in transmission f…luid, is because it is a pertoleum based fluid, just like diesel, and engine oil. gasoline is petroleum based as well, BUT, since its flash point is much LOWER than engine oil, diesel fuel, and transmission fluid, it WILL cause damage due to extreme detonation. Diesels will run on almost any petroleum fluid based with a higher flash point than gasoline because combustion is caused by heat and compression, not spark. i don't care who says it doesn't work, it does, i have seen it with my own two eyes with one truck, and have had contact with another person who has seen it as well. you may run into issues in the cold where you may need to add diesel fuel to the transmission fluid for it to burn, otherwise you just let it warm longer (MORE)
how much tranny fluid are we talkin and why would you want to? the only time i would do this is if you have a old mechanical diesel engine then a little wont hurt
Depending on the speed you are going, yes it could really kill your transmission and your engine! But don't be afraid, your car is not suppose to allow your transmission to downshit if your going to fast for that gear.
all it will do is kill your engine if alot of it gets sucked up by your fuel pump, or else it will cause your exhaust to appear a little bit white until all of the water is burned off. but if you want to remove it, use seafoam which you can buy at schucks, napa, or autozone, or just put a bottle of… rubbing alcohol into your gas tank and run it. (MORE)
They are different, auto trans use hydraulic oil or ATF ( automatic transmission fluid ) and manuals use that or a very thick version of gear lube like 80w-90.
"NO, they are NOT." ... (supervisor) Of course they ARE DIFFERENT, but not saying anything about the difference don't helps in any way. previous answer by Amclaussen: The lubrication, cooling and friction characteristics of an internal combustion engine and a transmission are completely dif…ferent. Transmissions require a quite different lubricant than those used in engines. Manual transmissions require a GEAR type oil, whose viscosity is higher than the range of viscosity of motor oils, and there are some EXTREME PRESSURE additives in most gear oils, which are not used in IC engines. Automatic transmissions use a TRANSMISSION FLUID, not oil; called "ATF". Even different make of cars can require different ATF's: Chryslers for example should use Chrysler's own ATF, called ATF+3 or the newer ATF+4, which is somewhat different from the usual DEXRON or MERCON type used by other American cars. Additional info: The internal combustion engine in a car has very different requirements from those of the transmission. In both uses there is a need to LUBRICATE, cool, reduce wear and to cushion mechanical shock... but in the engine there is a need to help seal the piston rings. There are two different requirements in regard to oil viscosity, operating temperature and the presence of combustion byproducts like water or unburned fuel in the crankcase of the engine versus the transmission. In the case of a hydraulically operated Automatic Transmission, the transmission of power through a fluid is a quite different requirement, therefore those use what is called an "Automatic Transmission Fluid" (ATF) and NOT a transmission (or gear) OIL. As a result, motor oil and gear oil are not the same, and an ATF is even more different. (MORE)
it depends scratching will damage them standing in front of light can it depends on what you mean
From what I heard and from my past experience. Sometimes it does hurt the transmission. What I mean is it depends on the transmission wear and tear.. For example; I had a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE, Transmission started slipping a little, so I figure it would help. Well to make the long story short.… I change transmission filter and fluid and I got 1 more year out of it. (MORE)
Need to replace the neutral safety switch on the side of the transmission But need someone to scan the trans. First with a engine scanner. To make sure that is the problem. It could also be a bad speed senser.
It cannot get in the engine oil unless you put it there. Trans fluid is cooled thru a cooler inside the radiator tank, or a remote heat exchanger, circulating inside engine coolant. and if optional an isolated fin cooler in front of the radiator.
Underneath the car, by the frame. The frame is a solid metal bar and extremely sturdy, just make sure not to over tighten the oil plug, make it snug.. I know you lift the car by the fram but, the whole undercarriage i covered by hard plastic.
Don't put tranny fluid in it, Drive in the wrong gear, put it into reverse while the vehicle is moving forward, (Especially at high rate of speed) Switching into drive while reversing. or putting into park while vehicle is moving. All play a factor in destoying your tranny over time or in one shot.
Oil will soften up the brake material causing it to not function properly. The brakes may be grabby or may not stop at all.
no it will not, i currently have 24s on my caprice and had them on for like 1 year already and NO your tranni wont mess up..! and i always burn out with them lol you should be fine.
Type of Engine Lubricating Oil versus Alternator Operation . No, the wrong type of oil within the engine should have no effect on the alternator operation. . However, IF in the process of putting oil in the engine someone were to spill some of the oil onto the alternator, AND IF some of tha…t oil got into the alternator it could cause damage to the alternator. (MORE)
you will have to have it towed to a shop to have the trans flushed; do not drive it!!
No, changing the size of your rims and tires will not mess up yourtransmission. It will mess with your gas mileage and yourspeedometer though.
I assume your talking about a Mitsubishi Gearbox. This Gearbox will bolt up to the 4D56/4D56T Engines found in early 90's Pajero's and Tritons (Australia).
Partially mean - shove a baking potato in the exhaust pipe. Really mean - sugar in the gas tank.
It is no different than applying the brakes, only you are applying them only to 2 wheels; so what. If you are holding the gas down and your brakes at the same time you are doing some fighting amongst parts, if it were a clutch vehicle you'd be putting reverse-strains on the clutch-plate. You may not… be spinning/burning it but you could still be doing 'micro damage' to the surface, and/or other connected parts. But if you aren't pushing them against one another ... If you have a front wheel drive and rear e-brake then go for it, hit that gas, hard, and yank that brake handle. Just don't spin into a light-post or another vehicle as you can really get the car spinning. Be sure you have some tools with you, depending upon the vehicle you may only need some not-big open ends, as you are going to be doing some serious tightening to your e brake cables. They do not survive this without some stretching. Don't plan on running donuts for an hour and using your e brake to save your life on the way home. (MORE)
Use a large pair of Channel-lock pliers, or a plumbers 'basin pliers'. These are what I always use to remove oil filters. If it's too firm for them, you may have to wedge a large screwdriver right through the filter to twist it - I've had to do that a few times when people put their filter on with a… wrench. (MORE)
if you mess around with the transmission or trash the vehicle that how you ruin the car's transmission.
If I understand correctly, you mean that if you rev up high any engine with valves on it, shall you mess up the engine? My answer is no, and yes. Bear with me.... an engine uses valves to control the intake of fuel and expulsion of exhaust, if you rev it up, you won't damge the valves instantly, so… you can do that. But if you leave the engine revved up high, or keep it revving high for a long time, keep in mind that the valves are opening and closing many times per second (try 50 times per second), therefore the valves will start wearing, and yes you will eventually mess it up. Hope my response helped... (MORE)
Sometimes. If your car is a 2003 or older, usually. I had a 2002 Toyota and I put in an a autostart. Huge mistake! It shorted my entire electrical system and I had to have my car rewired. I had went to a body shop to have mine installed so I figured they would cover the costs. No. Hidden in the pape…rwork I filled out was a waiver that released the body shop from any costs. I talked to the mechanic and he told me that if you want to put an auto start in your car, its best to have it done by the dealership and to never have one put in an older car because they will most likely short your electrical system. I did a little research and I actually got off lucky. Several people have had their cars' catch fire. (MORE)
It can, however most modern cars have a switch that prevents that from happening say late 2000? it completely bypasses the parking gear but, it not it can really do Lots of damage
Not unless it gets in through the dipstick, fill hole, or a vent. It's extremely unlikely
I suppose it is very possible to cause an unintended problem with the transmission while replacing the rear seal as it involves either removing the transmission, or at least pulling it back. If its an automatic transmission, you would have to remove the torque converter and flex-plate. If something …doesnt get properly torqued to specs, then Yes you could cause a huge problem. You also run the risk of damaging the drive-line, slip yoke, Universal joints, etc.... Not the best job for a first timer to do in my opinion. (MORE)
I'm not a mechanic / technician but I believe it can if the automatic transmission uses a modulator valve that has a vacuum line connected to it because the vacuum comes from the engine . If there is a problem with the modulator valve then the transmission fluid could be sucked into the engine
All you have to do is check on the dip stick and you will find the code for the correct oil.
Almost never! The lubrication, cooling and friction characteristics of an internal combustion engine and a transmission are completely different. Transmissions require a quite different lubricant than those used in engines. Manual transmissions require a GEAR type oil, whose viscosity is higher than… the range of viscosity of motor oils, and there are some EXTREME PRESSURE additives in most gear oils, which are not used in IC engines. Automatic transmissions use a TRANSMISSION FLUID , not oil; called "ATF". Even different make of cars can require different ATF's: Chryslers for example should use Chrysler's own ATF, called ATF+3 or the newer ATF+4 , which is somewhat different from the usual DEXRON or MERCON type used by other American cars. I'm not familiar with CVT and Dual Clutch transmissions, so please anybody that could help with those newer technologies, please come in! amclaussen. (MORE)
No they are two different types of oil. Engine oil is specifically used to give power to the engine and help the vehicle in its movement. But the transmission fluid is used to keep the various steering parts in moving form. It helps the engine parts to move smoothly but the engine oil only powers th…e engine and helps the vehicle in a smooth drive. (MORE)
Yes, power steering fluid is very harmful to an automatictransmission. You should not drive it until the fluid is changed. Yes, power steering fluid is very harmful to an automatictransmission. You should not drive it until the fluid is changed.
A little bit will not do significant harm but should be removed as soon as possible. If you filled it with transmission fluid it would probably get the fluid too hot to be an effective lubricant and may cause the engine to seize up. Sometimes mechanics will put about half a quart in an engine and ru…n it for 20 miles or so to "clean" it. Not a good idea. A good quality detergent motor oil will work just as well and can be run for 3 or 4 thousand miles between changes. (MORE)
I strongly suggest to flush your trans. immediately, NEVER to start or drive your car ! Towing your car to the shop ASAP is probably the best answer . I 've heard Honda doesn't like to flush trans. but in this case you have no choice or you 'll have some elephant tears soon, haha ....
If you accidentally did that then drain the engine oil out immediately and pour in the correct weight oil.
Depends on your car. Unless a car psychic passes by, you'll have to re-ask the question with the necessary details.. Car . Year of car . Normal fuel type of car .
They are both lubricants but each one is blended for a specific purpose. They are not interchangeable. Engine oil must deal with high temperatures and contaminants in the open system. It is regularly drained out and replaced to remove the contaminants. Transmission fluid is used in a closed system a…nd is designed to last for a long time. Each lubricant has it's own specific additives. (MORE)