Is it OK to drive with the transmission a little low?

Asked by Aug 19, 2015 at 09:43 AM about the 1994 Dodge Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My automatic transmission developed a rather severe leak yesterday. The fluid drips out
quite rapidly after I add it, but apparently the leak is high enough that it stops dripping
when the dipstick reads at the "add" level. Of course I'll be taking it to a repair shop, but I
need to run a few in town errands and it's shifting nicely and not slipping. Can it be
harmful to drive a transmission that is low to the "add" level?

2 Answers

21,755

Maybe- roll the dice, take your chances

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

If it doesn't slip while driving on hard acceleration then it will be fine. If it starts to slip then immediately add fluid.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • why does my dodge caravan shift from drive to low at about 40 mph 2 answers

    at normal highway speeds, the transmission is fine but when I slow down to about 40 mph the car shifts out of drive to a lower gear. I stop turn off car and start it again. It works ok for awhile un...

    Dodge Caravan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Can the oil light come on when not low; then not come on again for a week; seller claims to have fixed day before I purchased? 24 answers

    Purchased a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport last week. Started engine to do test drive; noticed oil light did not go out. Carfax certified miles 40,300; quiet, strong engine; smooth shifting trans. ev...

    2002 Dodge Caravan Sport

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission 1 answer

    My 92,w/4speed auto trans. has a slight whirring noise when in gear.It switches gears fine. I got a transmission svc. to replace the gasket.The shop said the whirring would get much louder before I ne...

    1992 Dodge Caravan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why dowes my 2003 caravan hesitate at start up to go into drive 2 answers

    Fortunately this is not happening every time I start my van, but I worry that it will someday not go into drive, and I will then be unable to get to work, graveyard shift.... When I start up and put ...

    2003 Dodge Caravan Sport

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission 1 answer

    I own a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4x4 4.7l engine with an automatic transmission. The transmission went out a month ago and my other car isn't reliable. My truck doesn't move in the all wheel drive normal ...

    2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Caravan Questions

Dodge Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,290
#2 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 750
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
276 Great Deals out of 30,150 listings starting at $1,998
Used Chrysler Town & Country
309 Great Deals out of 17,411 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Odyssey
235 Great Deals out of 26,399 listings starting at $1,950
Used Nissan Quest
55 Great Deals out of 2,637 listings starting at $2,991
Used Dodge Ram 1500
434 Great Deals out of 11,300 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
776 Great Deals out of 74,615 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,214 Great Deals out of 208,621 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Dodge Caravan For Sale
72 listings starting at $2,580