The automatic transmission uses the power of fluid (hydraulics) to transmit engine power through various gear ratios to the differential gears and ultimately, to the drive wheels.
The manual transmission uses a series of gears that are selected by the driver to ultimately transfer power the wheels. Transmission fluid is used to lubricate the gears and keep the transmission functioning properly.
CHECK YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID
Every oil change (5,000 kilometres)
Check the fluid level according to the manufacturer specified procedure, usually found in the owner’s manual. Most often, the transmission is checked while HOT, with the vehicle in park, the emergency brake on and the engine idling.
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