Lost all (most) transmission fluid while driving...
Posted November 22, 2011 at 06:35 pm
My question is, is it possible any damage has happened in that short amount of time? I sure hope not, I cannot afford a transmission failure. Here's the back-story;
Dinah has been working great but tonight I got a call from my girlfriend who had run out to get a few things and she said that the car wouldn't move when she put it in drive. She also mentioned that she had to stop at a light, and the car wouldn't move right away and then all of a sudden it lurched forward. So I told her to stay there and I went up to see what I could see. Just as I thought, one of the clamps on the cooler lines worked itself loose and the hose popped off. I wouldn't say the car was driven any more than 1km pumping fluid out, there was a lot around her parking spot and when I coasted the car to a level spot and poured a quart in, the transmission engaged into all gears, but nothing was showing on the dipstick, so I just left the car and I'll fill it up with new fluid later tonight.
I'll find out tonight either way if there is anything wrong with her, hoping not!
Posted November 22, 2011 at 08:02 pm
Posted November 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm
Posted November 23, 2011 at 12:40 am
Thanks for the input, I just wanted to know if others might have had a similar experience and what the outcomes were. I think that we'll be just fine!