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A Flooded Transmission

What you need to know about flooding and your vehicle's power train (transmission, transfer case, and differential)

 

Insurance:

Did you know that most storm and flood damage may be covered by your car insurance policy? So it's best to contact your insurance company or agent to check if you are covered, open a claim and find out what deductible may apply. Then bring you vehicle to Star Transmissions, we will perform a FREE flood evaluation and provide an estimate to repair your vehicle. We will then work with your insurance carrier to process the claim and complete the necessary repairs. 

Electronics:

Today's modern vehicles use electronic computers, modules and components to both control or monitor most of the vehicles operation, these electronics can become damaged when submerged in fresh water. If you are fortunate, some components will function properly after drying out. While most external components located in the engine bay or under carriage are sealed and protected from the elements, they are not intended to be immersed in water for an extended period of time. Unsealed components in the passenger compartment or within the transmission itself are at higher risk for damage. Additionally your vehicle may develop long term reliability issues after immersion, due to corrosion. We suggest that any affected electrical connectors be separated (if accessible), blown dry with compressed air and a conductive gel be applied at the connection point to provide protection against corrosion. (Repair of electrical equipment immersed in salt water in most cases is cost prohibitive)

Automatic Transmissions:

Water inside your vehicle's transmission can cause the delamination (separation of friction material) of clutch plates and bands. These are the wear items inside your transmission that engage and hold you vehicle in the correct gear. Failure of these parts will cause the transmission to slip while in gear. Depending on the amount of water, the extent of the exposure and the type of water involved. Most flooded automatic transmissions will likely need to be rebuilt, however if addressed early on it may require only a basic overhaul to replace damaged wear items. Rather than a catastrophic failure which may also damage costly non-wear items (steel drums, planetary gears, pumps, etc.).

Reminder: When checking oil levels and contamination with the transmission’s dipstick be aware that oil floats on water. Very over-full readings can indicate the possibility of water contamination, even if there is no evidence of water on the dip stick.

Warning: Do not start the engine before attending to the transmission.

Manual Transmissions/Transfer Cases & Differentials:

Water inside your gearbox can destroy the lubricating qualities of the gear oil or fluid in your vehicle's Manual Transmissions/Transfer Cases & Differentials. Left alone this can cause rust to form on expensive parts and premature failure. To determine if the gear oil or fluid is contaminated ,the filler and/or drain plug should be removed and the fluid inspected for signs of water. This is indicated by a discolored milky appearance. An overfull gearbox could be an indication of water contamination. Drain and flush the contaminated fluid out of the unit and refill with the correct fluid & additives, based on application. Additional inspection of the manual transmission clutch and clutches within the rear differential (posi-traction units) may also be necessary.

Warning: 

  • Do not start the engine before attending to the transmission.
  • Gearboxes immersed in salt water may not be salvageable.