TRANSMISSION FLUID IS BLACK

2011 Toyota Rav4

Tiny

ed stretch

December, 11, 2012 AT 4:42 PM

Transmission fluid is black. Is there a problem I should be aware of when I take the car to the dealership tomorrow?

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Tiny

racefan966

December, 11, 2012 AT 4:45 PM

There might be however you won't know till they take the pan off and see whats in it. Do you tow alot with it? Usually black fluid indicates slipping or towing and over working or overheating the trans.

Tiny

ed stretch

December, 11, 2012 AT 4:47 PM

No towing at all. Used mostly on highway. Auto transmission works fine no smells or noises.
I will ask dealer to inspect pan. They initially just want to change the fluid.

Tiny

racefan966

December, 11, 2012 AT 4:56 PM

Changing the fluid is needed but I would ask what is in the pan. If there is a trans problem coming then there will be debri in the pan and being that the drive train should be still under warranty now it the time to take care of it.

Tiny

ed stretch

December, 11, 2012 AT 5:04 PM

Thanks for this great service! I am pleased to be able to ask intelligent questions when I take the car for service.

Tiny

racefan966

December, 13, 2012 AT 4:47 PM

You are quite welcome. Let me know how it goes ok

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