Yes You Can work on your own Automatic Transmission Maintenance Program, provided You don’t mind the feel of a very light specialty lubricating oil that is designed to work with your vehicles automatic transmission. Keep in mind, that each car/truck manufacturer have their own design of blended fluids (oil) that they recommend to be used.
Gloves on, gloves off, which do you prefer when working on your car or truck. Gloves will give you protection against the elements in the fluid. It is not corrosive or anything of that nature, but I am sure (coconut oil) would be much more beneficial to your skin.
Lets Talk About Some Automatic Transmission Problems That One May Encounter From Time To Time.
Some Most Common Automatic Transmission Problems
First – Fluid that’s leaking out of your Auto-Transmission, what comes to mind here, that can’t be from my vehicle, can it?
Second – Why is my Auto Transmission slipping while I am pressing down on the gas pedal and I am hearing my engine revving up, but not moving very fast along. So maybe, that was fluid from my truck laying down there on the ground, pooling up in a circle of oil.
Third – On the electronic side, You may encounter a no shift, a late shift, or a very firm shift. A note here of some factual information would be, that if You live with lots of wildlife around your area and the nights are on the cool side, then it’s very possible to have 4 legged visitors come and nest and snuggle around a warm engine for the evening snooze.
When hungry they (mice) love to nibble on the rubber coating of your electronic wires, usually where the computer for your vehicle lives tucked in a cozy out-of-the-way environment. Just saying things do happen and You won’t be the first to experience this event.
Fourth – Overheating of your transmission, Are You pulling an RV Travel trailer or a Work trailer, pull over when its safe to do so, don’t shut the engine off, put the transmission into park, and (rev up) increase the engine speed to about 1500 to 2000 RPM to help cool down the Auto Trans and the Engine temperature for a couple of minutes or even more, It will work, for You to do that I have had to do that on a number of occasions, and then get out and see if You can see anything visible that may be causing the overheat condition.
Fifth – You hear noise like a metallic clicking sound, but not all the time. Could be when You are accelerating under power or letting off the gas deceleration or just when You are revving the engine up and down while the transmission is in park or neutral.
I know You probably, won’t hear any noise except for the selected tunes coming out of your rides radio or CD players with those enhanced speakers by (BOSE) Yes Am talking from experience and yes it did cost me money by not hearing the warning signs of my Auto-Trans in distress, which then became my distress. This created a call to action to the brick and mortar Auto-Transmission Shop.
DO IT YOURSELF – Gloves On Gloves Off
- Engine running, Engine warmed up. Check (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid Is the transmission fluid on the full mark of the dipstick (measuring stick) YES, then you’re done here.
Note here, the family of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles like their (ATF) fluids checked in Neutral, Not Park – Apply your Parking brake here! We all need to exercise safety when working around our vehicles
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If You have a comment, or a good story You would like to share with me about one of your experiences with Doing It Yourself, I would be a good listener and res-ponder… Thanks for now… Douglas
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I have just one last thought to leave with You, should You decide to do your own Trans-Work, have a look at the video here, Compliments of YouTube.
The video below will show You and reinforce the correct way on How To Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and also to fill in what I may not have suggested You to do.