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What just happened...smoke...trani fluid..--anyone, thoughts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, I was putting some trani fluid in the transmission because it was low. All of a sudden, after about a quart in, I start getting white smoke out the passenger side tail pipe(duals). I checked the oil and there was NO water. Did something rupture? Head gasket? How? any ideas?

    Thanks ahead of time...too depressing at this point to even think about it. So much time into it, just another thing gone wrong.
     
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    ttt- anyone? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    sounds like your sucking up tranny fluid... vacuum modulator maybe?
     
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    what is a vacuum modulator...where do i find it? oh wait, does it conect to the intake manifold?
     
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    down on the trans with a hose up to the intake...
     
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    would this happen if I over filled the trans? should I just let it burn off or drain some fluid? anyone? If i over filled, just another stupid move.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    not sure about the overfill.... i've never actually seen it happen, just heard stories about vacuum modulators going and allowing tranny fluid to be sucked into the intake..

    maybe a tranny expert will chime in here...
     

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