Either someone put transmission fluid in the oil filler or the transmission fluid drain plug was mistakenly opened instead of the engine oil. In other words, transmission fluid is red and engine oil should be amber to black in colour. Note some automobiles use red fluid for power steering as well but usually don't have a drain plug for that.
to the transmission, not the engine
You should never add transmission fluid to a Chevrolet 350 engine. You can add transmission fluid to the transmission through the transmission dipstick holder.
NO!!!! do not do this, oil is oil, transmission fluid is transmission fluid, and antifreeze is antifreeze, do not mix any of these, it can perminately damage your engine.
The transmission dipstick is at the center rear of the engine comparment behind the distributor. This is how you have to fill the transmission fluid as well. DO NOT overfill the transmission fluid, that is the quickest and easiest way to damage a transmission. Transmission fluid is to be checked on a warm engine, idling in park.
It calls for transmission fluid =]
No. Transmission fluid lubricates the transmission. Coolant is used by the radiator to cool the engine.
transmission fluid is getting into engine in our 1984 ford f 150
Transmission fluid doesn't go into the engine.
It is important to know the location of all fluid dipsticks when owning a vehicle. The transmission fluid dipstick is towards the back of the engine, near the window and has a black cap.
in the engine in the engine in the engine
The Honda Rincon uses engine oil as transmission fluid so when you change your engine oil or check your engine oil level you are also changing or checking the transmission fluid at the same time.
The 1997 Chevrolet express 7.4 liter engine should never have transmission fluid point into it. The engine holds 6.4 quarts of motor oil. The transmission holds nine quarts of transmission fluid.
Just like with engine oil, transmission fluid is easy to check. There is a dipstick similar to that used to check engine oil levels. It is usually farther back on the engine. Pull it out and check the levels of the transmission fluid.
The fluid is drained by removing the transmission pan.
Its the transmission dip stick tube is how you add transmission fluid.
Do you need the engine to be running when adding transmission fluid to a 1995 ford aerostar
Be very careful NOT to put trans fluid in an engine ! - It goes down the tube that holds trans dipstick, into the transmission.
Your manual transmission does not have to have fluid in it in order to start the engine. Theoretically you can start the engine with the transmission out of the vehicle totally. That being said.... Its not a good idea to start the engine if there is no fluid in the transmission just in case someone tries to move the vehicle by putting it in gear. You do not want to drive the vehicle with no fluid in the trans.
Most likely it is the engine oil leaking into the front part of the transmission. There is a seal there -- the rear main seal -- that seals the end of the crankshaft where it exits the engine and connects to the flywheel or flexplate to transmit the engine power to the transmission. Engine oil is black in color, and automatic transmission fluid is largely red in color. Any dirty fluid can appear black or blackened, so it is good to clean all areas where the fluid is leaking, and then use a white paper towel to collect some of the freshly leaking fluid to determine its color.
your gas tank
The transmission dipstick is on the front of the engine on the drivers side. This is the place to check as well as add transmission fluid.
All automatic transmission have a fluid pump. The pump is usually mounted on the front of the transmission, and turns with the engine.
There should be two dipsticks under the hood on a Malibu. One will be plainly marked "OIL" or "ENGINE OIL." The other one is your transmission fluid. This is assuming your Malibu has automatic transmission. If your Malibu has a manual transmission (stick shift), then there is no dipstick for transmission fluid -- manual trannies get lubrication from the engine oil.