2002 Jeep Laredo quart of motor oil poured into my tranny

Tiny
JOEFROMWINDSAH
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  • 2002 JEEP LAREDO
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
What damage could be done to my jeep if my brother in law poured motor oil into my transmission fluid? He did it because he thought it could be done to help slipping of the gears like what is done in farm equipment and other types of heavy machineary
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 7:33 PM

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Tiny
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The best thing to do is to get a transmission flush asap unless your transmission is already slipping and having issues. If your transmission is having issues, a good thing to do is to take it to a transmission shop to see if it isn't something simple which can be the case in many instances. If you do not have the funds to take it to a transmission shop right away, drain the fluid and change the trans. Filter and pour the recommended type and amount of fluid back in. In addition to addign fluid and changing the filter, I would recommend using Lucas Transmission additive which will help clean the inside of your transmission as well as help slippeage. Remember, if you are going to add the Lucas to your transmission, make sure you do not over the recommended volume of fluid as you could cause more damage than is already done.

To answer your question about oil in your transmission, it may not cause too many problems if you catch it quick enough but can cause further damage to your trans. After a while without removing it. Some people put in all kinds of different things into their transmissions that they are not supposed to and that is why the manufacturers tell you the types of fluids to use. Different fluids do different things such as heat reduction, lubrication specs, and etc. Putting oil in your transmission could cause gumming of valves, deteriating of the bands or clutches depending on the type and grade of oil dumped in the trans.
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 7:44 PM

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