Automatic Transmission Fliud Color

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Guest, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    I am looking at an Accent to buy and I like to what the color of the
    Automatic transmission fliud should be ?
    Guest, Feb 3, 2006
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  2. Guest

    hyundaitech Guest

    The transmission fluid should be either red or somewhat transparent light
    to medium brown. Some vehicles were shipped from Korea with little or no
    dye in the transmission fluid, so they won't necessarily have the same red
    coloring. If the fluid is dark brown it probably needs to be changed. If
    the fluid smells burnt, the car probably has a transmission problem.
    hyundaitech, Feb 3, 2006
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  3. Actually, that lack of red dye seems to be one of the trademarks of a lot of
    the "SP-III" fluid sold. SP-III is the recommended replacement for a lot of
    Hyundai and Kia vehicles. In fact, of all of this type of fluid, none that
    I have seen or purchased is nearly as red as most of the other brands
    (Dexron, ATF+3, F, etc.).

    That does NOT mean it isn't as good a fluid. But it does make it harder to
    see when it is getting time to replace it.

    Tom Wenndt
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, Feb 4, 2006
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