2001 2.4L Magentis Wrong fluid in transmission
My daughter bought this car for pretty cheap and found the transmission doing something really weird. So I of course checked the transmission fluid. And was surprised to find a clear oil in there. More Like steering fluid or Hydraulic Oil. Was surprised because I know at times engine oils are in some transmissions. So get online and check and the Vehicle is supposed to have ATF in it.
Is this correct or am I missing something here.
The vehicle runs but transmission slips and then hard engages. Is this just some stupid thing someone did? The car has no leaks so.....??
Or was this a backyard Mechanics trick to get a few more miles out of a dead transmission?
don't drive it till the fluid is replaced , they make it pink for a reason , a curb service tranny flush will never get it all and I've heard that the pro. flushing doesn't either , not sure . But don't drive it till you take care of that .
Take it to a transmission shop, show them whats going on, they will know what to do with it.