Tag: Transmission Fluid

Transmission Solenoid: Function & Common Problems

While manual transmissions make use of the clutch to change gears, automatic transmissions rely on a complicated hydraulic system for shifting, and the transmission solenoid is especially important for this process. Transmission fluid is directed throughout the valve body by various transmission solenoids–such as the transmissionshift solenoid, lockup solenoid, or …

What Transmission Fluid Do I Need?

You know that transmission fluid is important for your car, but what specific type of transmission fluid are you supposed to use? With so many different types on the market, it can be a confusing chore picking the right kind. There are different grades of fluid out there all with different properties …

What Color is Transmission Fluid?

You are probably wondering what color is transmission fluid, because that’s a pretty important detail you can’t overlook when maintaining your transmission. How else are you going to tell the transmission fluid apart from all the other fluids in your car? Besides the transmission fluid there’s the engine oil, the …

How to Check Transmission Fluid

Why is checking transmission fluid so important? Well, how else are you going to learn about the health of your transmission? Not only can checking the fluid tell you a lot about your transmission, it can also help you decide on what steps you can take to ensure it continues …