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strange question of the day, water in transmission fluid

I was changing the fluid and replaceing the 1-2 accumulator with the updated version. Just before I reinstalled the pan an unexpected storm came up with strong winds and rain.

While I was reinstalling the pan water was running down from above me, past the pan as I was installing it. There might be a small amount of water that made it inside.

Should I take the time to remove the pan again and wipe out any water before adding the fluid? Should I just let it sit for awhile before adding the fluid and hope it will evaporate ?

Wishing I had a garage.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2004, 07:49 PM
 
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You need to get that water out of there before you run it.


Water will kill the clutches quick like!

So drop that pan, you know you love Mercon V showers as much as me
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How much water do you think would cause a probem?
There is probably only a few drops inside.

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How much water do you think would cause a probem?
There is probably only a few drops inside.

Joe
If it was my car, and there was just the possibility of water, I would dump the pan.
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Thanks for the advice.

Not the solution I was hopeing for, but better safe than sorry.

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Well I dropped the pan and wiped it out, didn't see any water. Nothing like having to do things twice , but I feel better knowing it was clean.

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