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Old 11-18-2015, 05:23 PM
jdowen2 jdowen2 is offline
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Transmission fluid drained, now clicking heard from transmission

When I bought my X3 I changed all the fluids. Did the transmission filter about a month ago. What came out looked like chocolate milk. I drained the fluid today because the transmission was balking on down shifts. A bit over 4 quarts came out, looked decent but not clear. Added just under 4 quarts and noticed I hear a click click pause, click click pause. Transmission shifts fine. Should I be worried?
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:55 PM
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Yes. Your coolant is leaking into the transmission fluid. You'll need to change the radiator at least and pray that permanent damage hasn't been done to the transmission.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:09 AM
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When I bought my X3 I changed all the fluids. Did the transmission filter about a month ago. What came out looked like chocolate milk. I drained the fluid today because the transmission was balking on down shifts. A bit over 4 quarts came out, looked decent but not clear. Added just under 4 quarts and noticed I hear a click click pause, click click pause. Transmission shifts fine. Should I be worried?
I just did a drain and fill myself. I heard the click pause too, but my tranny works great, so I don't think you have a problem with the clicking sound.

Like Sudoer said, the fluid issue you have is a problem.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:10 PM
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To clarify, the second drain was the brownish color. Dropped pan, cleaned a bit of gray paste, and added new filter and gasket. Ran a month and did drain and fill. The fluid was red but translucent. New fluid in yesterday. Ran good yesterday. Today something was making a noise so I didn't drive far.
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