Flood damaged car -should I change the auto gearbox fluid?
My car was recently flooded by a river up to the seats, the water stood like that for 24hrs before subsiding. I have got the car running and driving fine and all dried out, I've had to replace some of the electrics modules but all seems fine. I'm wondering as the water came over the auto gearbox as a precaution should I get the fluid drained and re-filled just in case water has seeped in past the seals on the top of the box where the level enters the box?
Definitely. Autoboxes need relatively frequent fluid changes these days anyway. Get it done by a member of www.fedauto.co.uk It is not a DIY or small garage job as it has to be done by dialysis at precisely the right temperature and pressure or damage will result.
Answered by Honest John on