Black Transmission Fluid Potsdam NY

The topic of this article is issues with car transmissions. The car owner in this article has found black transmission fluid and wants to know what to do about it. See what the Honest Mechanic says and see what you should do if you find yourself in the same situation in Potsdam.

Local Companies

North Country Collision Inc.
(315) 265-0133, 001-2004
6930 State Highway 56
Potsdam, NY
Rt 56 Auto Repair
5376 STATE HWY 56
Potsdam, NY
Monro Muffler Brake and Service
(315) 265-9485
174 Market Street
Potsdam, NY
Allen Shirley Transmissions
(315) 769-8656
Kingsley Crossing Road
Massena, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
11 Railroad St
Massena, NY
Boyden Brook Body Works
(315) 379-9853, 001-2004
159 Meade Road
Canton, NY
Seaway Tire & Auto Service
(315) 764-9094
330 E Orvis St
Massena, NY
Skips Auto Repair
6892 STATE HWY 56
Potsdam, NY
Iroquois Gas Transmission Systems
(315) 347-4220
Evans Road
Hermon, NY
Holcomb'S Auto Service 40 Maple St.
(315)769-5360
Holcomb'S Auto Service 40 Maple St.
Massena, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided by:

Reader Question

Hi Austin,

A couple of times, I had a bit of a delay engaging into reverse in my 1990 Mercedes 300e with 200K miles. Automatic transmission fluild is black. Otherwise car runs great. Gave
this car to my daughter to go around town.

Can you tell me.

Is it safe?

Can I do damage to the car tranny by waiting to do a tranny job.

Will a tranny service help?

How long before the tranny dies/

Thanks much. I'm not sure if I should spend 2500 on a tranny job or if I can keep it around for a couple of years till my daugher goes to college.

thanks again

Lew

Hi there Lew,

If you are experiencing a transmission problem, like a slip, It is normally advisable to NOT change the transmission fluid unless you are prepared to overhaul the transmission. I have serviced the fluid and filter on 2 vehicles that drove into my shop but did not drive out.

The transmission fluid was burnt smelling and very dirty and the vehicles had high mileage on them. The dirty gritty fluid was the only thing the transmission had to produce the friction needed to move the vehicle.

With that being said, do you feel comfortable with your daughter driving a vehicle that possibly will require a transmission overhaul away from home where you can’t look at the mechanic eye to eye yourself? Personally, a soon to be 17 year old vehicle with the signs of an upcoming EXPENSIVE transmission overhaul...I would sell in a heart beat. Take the money from the sale and use it to buy her a new 2006 Kia Rio, and super great kids car. Kia might even have 0% interest financing.

To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com
Related Articles
- Automatic Transmission Flush Potsdam NY
Do you know what a transmission flush? Would you know if your car needed one? In this Q&A the owner of a 2003 Ford Taurus asks if getting his car’s transmission flushed as recommended by the dealership was a good idea.
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Potsdam NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Potsdam NY
- Ford Mustang GT Potsdam NY
- Automatic Transmission Problem Potsdam NY
- Burned Up Transmission Potsdam NY
- Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Potsdam NY
- Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse Potsdam NY
- Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Potsdam NY