TRANSMISSION WHOOP DAMAGE?

  • Tiny
  • oxfordpublications
  • 2004 Jaguar XJ8
  • 30,000 miles

I own 3 Jaguars. 2003 xk8 and 2 2004 xj8. Both xj8s have had additive added to the transmission to stop what the dealer calls Transmission Whoop. It worked for a year or 2, but has come back in a minor way in both cars. The xk8 was not treated and makes a little noise.

The question is---is this just an annoying sound, or is it the sound of damage being done. I can easily live with the sound if that's all it is.

Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 3:35 AM

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  • rivermikerat
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What do they mean by transmission whoop? Clicks, pops, and grinding noises from transmissions are bad.

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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 3:39 AM
  • Tiny
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Sorry, thought it was a Jag dealer term. When you accelerate into a left turn, you get a sound that actually sounds like someone saying whoop. I was told it is air in the trans fluid.

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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 3:53 AM
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Check the fluid levels. Air in the fluid can mean that it's low.

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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 4:07 AM

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