What can happen if you put steering fluid in the transmission?

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I would assume you will be buying a new transmission, only transmission fluid goes in the transmission.

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What happens if you put transmission fluid in power steering?

Generally yes, you can use ATF in your power steering pump.Power steering fluid and Automatic Transmission Fluid are both hydraulic fluids.Also, if you are losing fluid, it is far better to fix the problem by replacing the worn seals than to risk running out of fluid and burning up your pump.

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What happens if you put transmission fluid in your oil?

You also run the risk of the crankshaft hitting the fluid which can cause damage to the engine (if this were happening, you'd most likely already know it).Once the fluid is changed (along with the filter), you should be in good shape.Just don't run it too much until you are able to.

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What happens if you put transmission fluid in the brake fluid reservoir?

When a petroleum-based fluid, such as power steering fluid, enters the brake system, damage begins immediately.The first damage is usually to the reservoir cap and master cylinder seals.Replacing the contaminated master cylinder and bleeding the brakes could repair the system.

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What happens if you put to much transmission fluid?

The fluid level will make contact with the rotating parts and whip the fluid with air into a froth. The aerated fluid will not be able to do its job and cause damage.

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What happens if you put too much transmission fluid in your car?

it foams..can damage...don't...drain and fill to correct level

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What happens if you put a little automatic transmission fluid in engine oil?

It is possible to thin the engine oil far enough that it loses it's lubricating ability and could cause irrepairable harm to the engine. Engine oil lubricates. Transmission oil is designed to run through a pump as it lubricates. An automatic transmission is a pump. Totally different from the oil ...

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What happens if you mix transmission fluid?

Automatic transmissions must only use the fluid specified by the automaker, such as General Motors' Dexron series or Toyota's Type T.Using the wrong fluid can cause poor lubrication, overheating, and possibly transmission failure.A mechanic might not be able to reverse the damage, even by flushin...

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What happens if you put engine oil in the transmission?

But, such decontamination is doable and if you are diligent you can get the oil out and you will be none the worse.Putting engine oil in the transmission is not as bad as putting "oil" in a hydraulic brake system.If that happens, much of the brake system has to be rebuilt.

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Can you put transmission fluid in fuel?

It's an old trick to clean out the injection system, BUT... it's not advisable for all vehicles, especially diesel engines with an aftertreatment system.How much in what kind of fuel and why?

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What happens if I put too much transmission fluid in my car?

When an automatic transmission is overfilled, the fluid foams, leading to gear shifting problems, oil starvation as well as transmission damage.Adding too much transmission fluid can also cause early failure and damage of parts as result of excess pressure.

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What will happen if you put oil in your transmission?

What would happen is you transmission can break down.Wrong fluid will swell transmission seals, contaminate the clutches.Have the car towed to a shop.change the oil, as the difference in viscoscity will cause excessive friction in the transmission, ultimately wrecking the gearbox.

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What happens if you put oil in your transmission?

What would happen is you transmission can break down.Wrong fluid will swell transmission seals, contaminate the clutches.Have the car towed to a shop.change the oil, as the difference in viscoscity will cause excessive friction in the transmission, ultimately wrecking the gearbox.

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If you mistakenly put transmission fluid in brake fluid will it affect the ABS?

no, both trans fluid and brake fluid perform the same function, just have different properties and heat tolerances, make sure a professional flushes the brake system for you, this is the only way to flush it properly

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What happens if you put transmission fluid in the area of the car where you put the brake fluid in by mistake can that do ay damage to the rest of the car?

Not good idea, damage no, but you need to correct it. Brake and transmission fluids are both types of oils. They have different properties for wear, heat and moisture control. They have different viscosity too so you may notice issues with the brake pedal pressure required to stop.

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What happens if too much transmission fluid?

Known as hard shifting, this sudden shift of gears can be hard on your transmission.Hard shifting can increase the impact between the gears and cause excessive wear.If you know or even suspect that your car has too much transmission fluid, you may cause serious damage if you continue to drive it.

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What happens if you never change transmission fluid?

What happens if I do not change the transmission fluid when it is recommended? Letting your car run low on transmission fluid can cause the transmission to shift improperly or not at all.It also can harm the internal parts of your transmission, which will not be properly lubricated.

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What happens if you have too much transmission fluid?

The vent location on automatic transmissions has to be located very high in order to keep fluid from leaking out on an incline! The vent is for air not transmission fluid. Both a high or low level can cause transmission damage! Low fluid levels cause the transmission pump to cavitate and can dama...

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What happens if u overfill transmission fluid?

If you overfill the transmission, you will find that the fluid may foam, and that can lead to erratic gear shifting.Other problems can include transmission damage and oil starvation.Some transmissions can't be overfilled because of the way they are designed.

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What happens if transmission fluid leaks out?

This can happen through wear and tear over time.The pan can be punctured or the plugs may not be tightened properly.Either way, if you notice transmission fluid, contact a mechanic so they can inspect and repair the fluid leak.Loose or broken seals can cause a leak in the transmission as well.

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What should be done if you put brake fluid in power steering reservoir?

have a repair shop flush the system and refill with the proper fluid.

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Will the gas tank explode if you put power steering fluid in it?

No, but why would you add P/S fluid to your gasoline? No benefit in doing this.

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What happens if I put motor oil in transmission?

If after you did this, you did NOT run the engine (thus operating the torque converter and oil pump in the transmission), nothing untoward will happen.Putting engine oil in the transmission is not as bad as putting "oil" in a hydraulic brake system.If that happens, much of the brake system has to...

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Where do you put the fluid in a manual transmission?

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How do you put transmission fluid in a manual transmission?

The transmission fluid is added where you check it, on the toppish left (driver's) side of the transmission.

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What happens if gas is put in a transmission?

You'll stand a good chance of poisoning the catalytic converter, building up carbon inside the combustion chambers and spark plugs, carbon up the valves and ruining the spray pattern of the fuel injection nozzles.If you have a fuel related problem, use 3M Total Fuel System Cleaner in the gas tank...

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What happens if there is too much transmission fluid in 350 old transmission?

Your tranny will start to slip and damage trans. Too much fluid can cause the transmission to blow seals. Drain out the excess, immediately.

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What happens if a manual transmission is low on fluid?

The transmission uses engine power to change gears and move the vehicle in a particular direction.Every time you shift to a different gear, the transmission and engine power are allowing this to happen.A low amount of transmission fluid could result in severe driving problems in automatic and man...

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What happens when you mix transmission fluids?

If you accidentally put ATF into a CTV the rate at which it will die is directly related to the ratio of fluids.In a CVT transmission, it is impossible to drain all of the CVT fluid.Eventually, however, permanent damage will occur and you have to rebuild your transmission.

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What will happen if you use the incorrect transmission fluid for your vehicle?

bad things. most likely.

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What happens if there is not enough transmission fluid?

These problems may indicate that your vehicle is low on fluid, (which can cause it to overheat) and the friction material on the clutches and transmission bands are no longer able to securely engage a gear.This is a bad sign because it's very likely that excessive wear/damage has already occurred.

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What happens if my car runs out of transmission fluid?

With a low level of fluid, the clutch may slip at high revs, gears may not select properly and the transmission may overheat and sustain damage due to poor lubrication.In a manual transmission, the fluid, usually called gear box oil, lubricates and cools.

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How do know if you put in to much transmission fluid?

read the stick ..if you are past the full line your over full

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Where do you put transmission fluid in a BMW 318i?

318 Auto transmission has a filler plug located on theside of the transmission.

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What happens if you put your transmission in park while driving?

If the car is still moving when you try to put it in park, then that pawl meeting the spinning gear makes a horrible noise.If the pawl or the teeth of the gear break off, you will have metal junk loose inside the transmission that can get stuck somewhere else and cause a catastrophic transmission...

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How do you put transmission fluid in a Pontiac g6?

Add Transmission Fluid: 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Getting Started.Open the Hood.Remove Dipstick. Access point for transmission fluid.Add Fluid. Determine correct fluid type and add fluid.Replace Dipstick. Put the dipstick / cap back in place.More Info. Additional information on adding trans. fluid.

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What if your 1997 Honda passport needs transmission fluid where would you put it?

Down the hole that the dipstick is in. Do not over fill!ummm sorry but the 1997 honda passport does not have a dip stick to check or refill the tranny....does have a drain plug where you can check it...but really needs to go to proff.

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What happens if you put gear oil in the engine?

In short, it would most likely destroy your engine if it is a modern one.viscosity of gear oil and engine oil is different from each other gear oil is much thicker than engine oil and if you use gear oil instead of engine oil than it will damage your engine.

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What happens if you drive a car with low transmission fluid?

These problems may indicate that your vehicle is low on fluid, (which can cause it to overheat) and the friction material on the clutches and transmission bands are no longer able to securely engage a gear.This is a bad sign because it's very likely that excessive wear/damage has already occurred.

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How can you tell if you need transmission fluid?

If you hear grinding or squealing, pull over as soon as possible and check your transmission oil or fluid level while the engine is still running.When you do, also note the color of the fluid.If it is anything other than bright red, you may need a transmission fluid change.

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What happens if you put sugar in the engine?

Even if sugar (sucrose) could react in an engine, it doesn't dissolve in gasoline, so it can't circulate through the machine.Sugar is heavier than gas, so it sinks to the bottom of the gas tank and decreases the amount of fuel you can add to the auto.

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What happens if i pour steering fluid into the oil by mistake?

I agree. It won't cause harm to the engine unless you put in too much amount of fluid.In a small amount, no harm but I would change the oil soon anyway and be more careful next time.

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What happens if i used dextron III transmission fluid in my 1997 dodge ram?

Really depends on the condition the transmission fluid is in. You could be introducing debris and foreign particles into the transmission, it may be broken down to where it won't lubricate properly, plus I believe Dextron is intended for transmissions in GM vehicles (though I'm not 100% certain.....

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How can you tell if your transmission fluid is clog?

There is really no way to tell. Take the car to a shop and have them replace the transmission oil filter and fluid. Make sure to tell them you want the filter replaced because some places just suck out the oil and replace it without replacing the filter.

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What happens when you drain out the transmission fluid in a car and drive it?

what can happen to the transmission?Also is it possible to put fluid back in to save the transmission?You won't get far and you will probably do some damage to the transmission in the process.

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What happens if too much transmission fluid in a 2003 concord?

overfill vent on top usually blows excess out of trans.

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Where under the hood of a 1999 ford escort do you put in power steering fluid?

If your not sure where to add PS fluid, drive to your local auto parts store and they will help you. Don't put it in the wrong place! You could do damage!

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After changing the filter in a C4 transmission how much fluid should you put in?

The amount of fluid to add to the transmission is going to vary, due to some of the old fluid still staying in the torque converter. Add 1.5 quarts, then let the fluid set for about 5 minutes and check on the dip stick. Keep adding in about .25 quart sections until the dip stick shows full.

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Where do you put the power steering fluid in a 1993 Mercedes Benz 400 SEL?

Power steering fluid is added to the power steering reservoir on a 1993 Mercedes Benz 400 SEL. It is near the steering column in the engine compartment.

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Does the transmission and power steering share the same fluid?

In some older cars the same type fluid was used in both BUT the same fluid was not pumped from one place to operate both

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What happens if you mix hydraulic fluids?

"Is it all right to mix an R&O hydraulic oil with an AW hydraulic oil in a hydraulic application?" Mixing oils with different additive packages is never recommended.Doing so could compromise the additive performance of both constituents, cause corrosion of component surfaces and lead to incre...

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What happens when no transmission fluid?

When you are running low on transmission fluid your transmission is not able to lubricate the gears inside - this will cause them to grind together and get so hot that they will overheat and eventually breakdown and fail.

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What happens to a transmission without fluid?

Running Low on Transmission Fluid If a leak develops in your transmission system causing you to lose transmission fluid and you continue driving with low fluid levels you can permanently damage your car's transmission leading to costly repairs, rebuilds or replacements depending on the amount of...

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If someone has put trans fluid in the power steering of a 1996 Explorer can it be removed and should you be worried?

My husband says not to worry. He puts it in his truck power-steering fluid frequently. It's best to use PS fluid, but tran fluid can be substituted in a pinch. However, you cannot put PS fluid in the tranny.

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What happens when transmission fluid leaks?

A car leaking transmission fluid can be caused by a leak in the pan.This can happen through wear and tear over time.The pan can be punctured or the plugs may not be tightened properly.Either way, if you notice transmission fluid, contact a mechanic so they can inspect and repair the fluid leak.

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Where do I put the power steering fluid?

Locate the power steering reservoir.It is usually on or near the engine, and can have a white or yellow reservoir and a black cap.Wipe the reservoir clean with a towel or rag to prevent dirt from getting in while you work on it.Check the fluid level in the reservoir.

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Can you use transmission fluid in the clutch master cylinder?

No! Use DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.

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What happend if you run car without power steering fluid?

You'd have some steering issues, and your power steering pump would eventually burn out.

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What kind of transmission fluid do you put in your car?

Whichever kind is best suited for your car.

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What kind of transmission fluid do you put in a 2005 Hyundai accent?

Hyundai SP3 transmission fluid is used in a 2005 Hyundai Accent. This brand of transmission fluid is recommended by Hyundai.

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What happens if you get water in your transmission?

When water gets into the transmission fluid, you have a very small window to get it out before the water will cause permanent damage to your transmission.In fact, if you have started the car's engine since the water got in the transmission fluid, the water will have been pulled into your transmis...

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When you pull a 1994 Chevy Silverado 1500 transmission and put back in how much fluid do you put in?

It depends on how much fluid was lost or drained. Add a little at a time, you don't want to overfill it.

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Can you mix brake fluid with power steering fluid?

Sometimes, in some cases, if there are extreme situation then you can use brake fluids as power steering oil.It is possible because both are hydraulic fluids.However, you may not use the power steering fluid in brakes as this system requires fluid that has a higher boiling point.

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How much transmission fluid should i put in?

That's entirely dependent on what transmission you have and whether or not you already have fluid in it. Once it's cooled down, fill it until it reaches the crosshatching on the dipstick.

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Can motor oil or transmission fluid be use in power steering pump?

NO ! -The power steering uses it's own type of fluid. Other types may damage seals.

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What happens if you put ketchup in a gas tank?

Depending on how much went in, it will clog the fuel filter. I would like to know just how that happened.

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What happens if you put a hole in your muffler?

A hole in the muffler can also cause the exhaust gases in the car to seep into the car's interior.The biggest threat is the carbon monoxide that is part of the exhaust.You won't be able to taste, smell or see any carbon monoxide that filters into your car, but you will feel its effects.

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What happens if you put regular oil in a synthetic?

According to Mobil Oil, it should be fine to mix oils.This manufacturer states it would be unlikely anything bad would happen, such as a gel-forming from an interaction of the chemicals (a common fear), because the oils are compatible with each other.Many oils are a blend of natural and synthetic...

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What happens if you put gas in a diesel engine?

Putting Gasoline in Diesel Fuel Let's say you accidentally drop a small amount of gasoline into your diesel fuel.This means the diesel fuel will prematurely ignite in the diesel engine, which can lead to engine damage.Gasoline contamination can also damage the fuel pump and mess up diesel inject...

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What happens if you put a clutch in backwards?

Normally if the clutch is installed backwards it would be very hard to get into gear cause the throw out bearing will not have enough room to engage and disengage the clutch.It goes into gear easily when the car is not running.

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What happens if you put coolant in your oil?

you run the risk of major bearing fatlure.

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What happens if you put kerosine in a car?

If it is in sealed containers in the trunk, nothing.

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What would happen if you put helium in car tires?

But a tire is a heavy thing, and you couldn't put enough helium in one to make it float.At least not in any reasonably sized passenger car tire.Beyond that, helium molecules are small and won't be contained for long – so the gas will leak out of the tires more rapidly than air.

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Where do you put the transmission fluid in an Acura CL 3.0?

You would put this in next to the transmission. This helps to keep everything working smoothly in your vehicle.

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Should you put transmission fluid where your oil goes?

transmission fluid and engine oil have separate dip sticks. The transmission fluid dip stick head as a rule is red. look for your transmission and then look for the tube

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What happens if you put gaoline in a diesel?

You could damage the Engine because Gasoline is potent than Diesel

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What happens if you put bad gas in your car?

It's when water gets in the gasoline or when the gas gets stale.You can also run into problems if you add the wrong gas (like diesel in an unleaded only vehicle).Bad gasoline is low in octane, which can prevent it from igniting and can cause your car to run poorly or not start at all.

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What happens if you put bleach in a gas tank?

The acid then causes the tank to rust prematurely, as well as the fuel lines, and can cause the engine to stall.If bleach is added to a car's gas tank, it should be flushed out with water immediately.The car's owner should also flush out the fuel lines and replace the car's fuel filter.

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What happens if you put water in a gas tank?

Water and fuel don't mix, so it's never a good idea to put water into a car's gas tank.However, when water does get into a gas tank, either accidentally, or as the result of a malicious prank, the result is engine trouble.

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What happens if you put old gas in your car?

Oxidized gas can leave gum and varnish deposits all over your fuel system, coating your carburetor (if you have an older car) or plugging your fuel injectors.It can also block fuel lines, clog your filter and drastically decrease your engine's performance, if it runs at all.

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What happens if you put oil in your antifreeze?

Nothing if you drain it out and flush the cooling system. Oil is not a good coolant, and the water pump will have a hard time pumping it, so the vehicle will overheat if you do not remove the oil.

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What would happen if you put E85 in your truck?

Depends on which engine you are using. Some are set up to use E 85, some are not. Check with the dealer or the maker.

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What happens if you put avgas in a car?

AvGas has lower volatility so when used in proportions higher than about 40%, part-throttle drivability and cold starts may be compromised.AvGas has a lower specific gravity so it will require a change in air-fuel ratio calibration for the engine to perform at its best.

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What happens if you put an air filter in backwards?

By installing your filter backwards, air will have a harder time flowing through the filter and your air handler will have to work harder to make up for the loss of airflow.That arrow must always face toward the furnace and away from the return duct that carries the air in need of heating or cool...

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What happens if you put diesel in an unleaded car?

Gasoline engines cannot combust diesel fuel, so the car would stop running.Once that happens, it has to be towed to a shop, and the fuel system needs to be drained.We start by emptying the gas tank.And because the car won't actually run on diesel fuel, there's little risk of damaging the catalyti...

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Why does it smoke under the hood when you put transmission fluid in it?

it could be possible that some oil might have got spilt onto the exhaust whilst filling,as the engine warms up the oil is burning off the manifold. The other reason might be due to something being left in the engine bay and smoldering i.e a rag etc. Check to make sure that nothing is out of place.

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Do you put transmission fluid in while the car is running?

Your car's engine should be running when you add fluid to the transmission, but you want to have the transmission in park and the handbrake activated for safety reasons.Check the owner's manual for instructions on adding the correct transmission fluid for your vehicle.

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What happens if you put diesel in a car?

Then you get the tank dropped and drain it out, replace the fuel filter(s), and flush the fuel system. Other than that, nothing actually happens - the diesel fuel won't ignite.

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What happens if you put ethanol in a gas car?

If you do it once and you have a modem car, not much will happen.You'll get worse fuel economy since there's less energy in E85.There's a good chance your check engine light will come in because the exhaust will appear to be lean.However, if you fill it with regular gasoline, everything will retu...

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What happens if you put hydraulic oil in an engine?

Running an engine with hydraulic fluid in the oil supply will cause premature bearing failure.Hydraulic fluid is not actually an oil, as such, it is designed for fluid pressure transfer, and not for lubrication.Not way to actually say how long before the premature failure will occur, but occur it...

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What happens if you put r134a in a r12 system?

R134a systems operate at higher discharge-side pressures than R12, which can cause compressor seals to leak.Bottom line, R134a simply doesn't cool as well as R12.The advantage of ester oil is that it works with both R12 as well as R134a, so you can fill the system with it and then use either refr...

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What happens if you put pure antifreeze in your car?

In fact, if pure antifreeze-coolant is used in a car's cooling system, the system loses about 35 percent of the heat-transfer capabilities it otherwise would have when antifreeze is mixed with the proper amount of water.Running on pure antifreeze-coolant is pure folly and only will hasten your en...

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What happens if you put Drano in a gas tank?

the sodium hydroxide will react with the aluminum to create hydrogen gas, when exposed to water.a mixture of comet and Drano could theoretical ignite gasoline with the aforementioned random and the sodium nitrate providing oxygen.

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What happens when you accidentally pour transmission fluid in your engine?

It's not a big deal. I would drain it out and replace all the oil (and filter if you ran it). It may smoke for a little but won't hurt anything. If it's a high mile car it may even clean it out a little bit! Good Luck!

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What type of transmission fluid do you put in a 1994 Geo Tracker 5 speed?

Many manual transmissions use ATF instead of traditional gear oil. Perhaps you can drain a small amount to see if it is ATF or gear oil if you do not have the owner's manual.

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How much transmission fluid do I put in my car?

Most passenger vehicles take from 12 to 16 quarts of transmission fluid, but the model of the vehicle dictates the type and how much.While many vehicles come with a dipstick to check the transmission fluid, there are other models that do not.

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Where do you put transmission fluid on vauxhall frontera auotmatic?

It is a complete pain. There is a plug located underneath the transmission itself that you have to pump ATF through. It is located near, yet higher up from the drain plug on the transmission.

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Is it bad to put transmission fluid in your engine?

Is it safe to use automatic transmission fluid as an engine flush? ATF isn't exposed to the same levels of combustion byproducts or contaminants as motor oil, so they are designed with much less detergency.In most cases, adding ATF to motor oil reduces cleaning power.

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You accidentally put one quart of fluid in the transmission will it ruin your transmission right away?

You failed to mention what fluid you accidentally put in. In any case, have the transmission fluid flushed out and replaced with the proper ATF right away.

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What happens when you accidently pour transmission fluid in your engine?

Don't start your car. Get a mechanic to come and take out the gas tank in your car. empty it and clean it out. Also clean out the pipes that go to the tank when you fuel your car. If you have started your car you will have to take out your pistons and clean them and clean all of your fuel pipes.

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What happens if you put lower octane?

If the octane rating is less than 91, you could damage the engine and may void your vehicle warranty.They usually warn that using lower-octane gas could reduce performance and fuel economy.When that happens noticeably, or if engine knock occurs, they advise to start using premium.

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