Is transmission fluid supposed to be black?

1 Answer:
  • Jerviss Pui
    The reason why transmission fluid changes from bright red to brown to black as it ages is that is it oxidizing. Oxidation is bad for transmission fluid. Dark brown or black transmission fluid is dirty and incapable of lubricating the hundreds of transmission parts. It will cause damage if you don't have it changed.1 sept 2020
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