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What Is Transmission Fluid?

What Is Transmission Fluid?

Your vehicle transmission is responsible for transferring the power generated by the engine to its wheels. Similar to engine oil for your motor, transmission fluid is used to keep the transmission system components cool and lubricated so that additional friction doesn’t cause internal damage. Without enough transmission fluid, your vehicle won’t run as smoothly, and you could experience transmission failure.   How Does Transmission Fluid Work? The liquid solution, which is often pink or red in color, flows through the transmission from the impeller to the turbine. It’s created to do various things simultaneously when the vehicle is both on and off: Allows the engine to shift gears Provides hydraulic pressure Lubricates parts It acts as a film between components that are moving Increases friction for the clutch to engage Prevents wear, rust, and corrosion If you put more strain on the transmission, the hotter the transmission will become. This is why the ... read more

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