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Old 11-25-2012, 05:41 AM
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Gunk on trans dipstick??? Pics

So I was checking my Trans fluid yesterday and noticed it has some gunk on it... I wiped it off and checked it about 8 more times, each time there was gunk on the dipstick. Is this bad? I don't have any tranny problems, none at all.




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Not generally a good sign brotha. Do u monitor your tranny temps? I would drop the pan and change the fluid ASAP and see if its worse inside.

Black gunk usually means an overheated tranny. It might not be too late. But I'm no tranny expert.


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no bueno

get that looked into ASAP

looks like friction material ?

your lucky the 08.5's up have a real filter in the pan otherwise your solenoids would be crying

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Something ain't right..... Is that all that shows up when you check it or is there actually red fluid?
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There's fluid on the dipstick, it's at the correct level. But the gunk is not black it's more like dried-up tranny fluid.tranny temps are at 156 normal driving
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I'd be getting trans fluid and dropping the pan.
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Yeah, that's the plan early this week. Anybody have the tranny filter replace how to thread handy? I've seen it before but I'll have to dig it up if nobody has it handy
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You're ok. Your trans is fine. It is just crud in the dipstick tube, myself and many others have the same thing.

Just last saturday I had to change my TFT sensor which required dropping the pan. I also changed the filter. Not a spec of dirt/crud, it was spotless. I was going to take some pics but it was -25 and i was doing it in my driveway, my hands were cold enough nevermind holding a camera!
Just pull the filter straight down to remove, check for the hard rubber seal from neck isnt stuck up inside and install new filter. I re-used pan gasket, the filter I got did come with a new one however.
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You're ok. Your trans is fine. It is just crud in the dipstick tube, myself and many others have the same thing.

Just last saturday I had to change my TFT sensor which required dropping the pan. I also changed the filter. Not a spec of dirt/crud, it was spotless. I was going to take some pics but it was -25 and i was doing it in my driveway, my hands were cold enough nevermind holding a camera!
Just pull the filter straight down to remove, check for the hard rubber seal from neck isnt stuck up inside and install new filter. I re-used pan gasket, the filter I got did come with a new one however.
He Is correct guys. I had the same concerns 2 years ago when i checked mine. I took it to my dealer shortly after and the tech informed me that many dipstick tubes were not painted/coated on the inside. Thus any moisture will condensate inside the tube and cause rust. They flushed the trans and changed the fluid for me none the less as a sign of good faith.
He just said to take the tube off sometime and flow some paint through it.
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I'm no mechanic but I would still get it checked.


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