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Old 04-04-2005, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My auto tranny have started to act up, slipping and so on, so I took my car to transmission specialist and had them flush my AT fluid and refill it ($100). After that, seams like my car is doing even worse.

This sunday, i wormed it up and lifted to check the level, expecting to find it's low, but contrary to my expectation, as soon as I started releasing the screw it started to pour out. It looks as they overfilled it.

Now, my question is - Is that a big problem? How does that compare to driving with low AT fluid?

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depends how much they overfilled, typically the rule of thumb is when you pop the side plug its should spill out very little.
its hard to overfill the tranny fluid so i dunno how it was possible
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just had my tranny flushed and filled at Jiffy Lube. The tech. there told me that it suppose to spill out about 1/2 a quart of fluid once the side plug comes out. My car was low in fluid plus the fluid was burned that's why i was having problem with my tranny. After the flush and fill everything is fine. So my best guess is that maybe they use the wrong type of AT fluid in your car.
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