2008 Ford Fusion Repair Question
Asked on September 21, 2011
No Transmission Fluid, how much transmission damage?
Last night I "thought" I changed my oil. Unfortunately I actually drained my transmission fluid. This morning I figured this out too late. I drove my car about 300 feet and noticed it was acting funny, turned around to drive back up my driveway (a steep incline) and it nearly stopped. I got it to the top just barely but when I looked behind me there was a cloud of white smoke. Now I diagnosed the issue that I actually didn't drain the oil and was driving on ZERO transmission fluid. How much damage did I do? Did I just trash my entire transmission? How will I know? How many times will I have to flush the transmission fluid pan to get the friction pieces out due to no fluid?
Replied on September 21, 2011
add the fluid back to the trans and see what happens. i dont believe you trashed it but you definitely shortened its life.
i would be more concerned with the motor. if you added 5 extra quarts of oil, the pressure was probably very low from aeration. that's more the issue.