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Is transmission fluid the same as transaxle fluid?

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Transmission fluid and transaxle fluid are the same thing. On average, someone should flush their transmission and change the fluid, every 2 years, or every 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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There are certain symptoms that occur when someone needs to change their transmission fluid. These symptoms commonly include difficulty when trying to shift gears, strange noises or a grinding noise coming from the transmission, the vehicle surging, gears slipping and delays in the movement of the vehicle. This fluid plays a critical role in lubricating the components that move in a transmission. It also serves as a coolant in automatic transmissions.

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