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Old 30 Oct 2007, 05:42 pm
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Default What happens if you drive a 98 Honda automatic transmission that is low on oil for 3 weeks, how

much damage? I never had any complaints about my transmission until I had the transimission fluid changed a few weeks ago but it turned out the mechanic did not completely fill the transmission and when I had it checked after 3 weeks the new mechanic said he couldn't see any oil measured on the dip stick so it was pretty low. There are no leaks in the transmissio so it wasn't leaking. Can driving it an hour a day for three weeks ruin the transmission when it is that low? The transmission is a 98 Honda automatic with about 199,000 Km on it.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 06:21 pm
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you have just waved a whole load of cash.you might have saved some if you had topped up when you should have.you will have shortened it lifespan.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 06:24 pm
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i don't believe that the oil being low would hurt the transmission as much as it will hurt the engine. the engine will eventually die. put some oil in it now! if it is a leak i would say check your gaskets first. good luck.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 06:27 pm
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Which is cheaper buying a can of oil or a New Transmission? Hmmmmmmmmmm I
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 06:30 pm
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It could. You should be concerned if you notice any changes. Also, it depends on how low it was. In most transmissions, as long as some of the gears get lubricated, they can carry the oil up to others. Also, most cars have transmission alarm lights right next the the engine light on the instrument panel. Did any of these go off? If they did, you'd be wise to check your car and demand that the first mechanic pay for all the damages.
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