What happens if your transmission overheats?
- Fluid oxidation.
Oxidised transmission fluid can no longer provide the proper level of lubrication, anti-wear, anti-seize and antioxidant properties, and so can’t protect your car’s parts from wear.
- Carbon deposits on the car parts.
High temperatures cause carbon deposits to form, which disrupt the operation of valves and solenoids, and clog fluid channels.
- Fluid leakage.
Rubber elements of the transmission harden at high temperatures. Leaky internal connections can lead to failure of the pump, decreased fluid pressure in the system and faulty operation of the whole unit.
- Deformed valve body.
A deformed valve body cannot be repaired and has to be replaced.