Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by garyd, Mar 18, 2020.
It's a 93 1.9 5 speed.
Would this cause any damage to trans
Unlikely. Just drain it and replace with ATF.
I had to add fluid to my car on a road trip last summer, and the parts store listing specified gear oil.
However, I knew it should be ATF and bought that instead.
Many years ago I checked the transmission in a new to me 1963 Valiant and found ATF in it. I also thought some knucklehead screwed up, but it turned out that ATF was the correct lube in that three speed, non-synchro first gear transmission.
I took it apart later just because that is what I did with everything I had when I was young, and found it was made pretty much exactly like all the other three speeds that used gear oil.
So I conclude that transmissions are pretty forgiving about what lube is in them.
I was worried.
I did drain it.
Drain plug was really tight but it came out with a breakerbar
Got my new speed sensor. I found if you sand the part that slides in the case down a bit and put antisieze on it the come right out
Let us know if it works any different.
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