Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF)

What is a Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF)?
Automatic Gearbox Fluid or Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is specifically designed for use with auto gearboxes. It's an oil based fluid with additives that make it particularly good at maintaining and protecting the parts inside the gearbox.
What problems can be caused by a faulty Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF)?
How much does it cost to replace the Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF)?
The gearbox fluid itself isn't particularly expensive, expect to pay between £10 - £20 per litre depending on the brand/quality. Replacing the oil will usually take up to an hour of labour so factor that in to the cost, an average cost would be £100 - £200. This will obviously depend on the labour rate of the mechanic you use and the oil amount required by your make/model's gearbox.
103 problems that mention the Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF)

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Unable to put car into gear.

Cant put car into drive mode and it only moves on reverse when pressing gas , tried replacing the gearbox oil yet still same ,old oil was completely burned

2004 Skoda Octavia Mk1
Posted: Nov 20, 2023
Slow in shifting 2 to 1 at junctions

I feel my gearbox has an issue shifting 2 to 1 when slowing down at a junction, if I don’t come to a halt and touch the throttle I get heavy thump as I think the box moves into 1st… if I come to a...

2008 Jaguar XJ 2.7 diesel
Posted: Nov 10, 2023
Shuddering in gear

severe shuddeing but does engage gears scraping noise going forward slowly and some shuddering jerking severe jerking in reverse automatic 4 wheel drive model

2001 Jaguar X-Type 3 litre
Posted: Nov 7, 2023
Auto gearbox

Auto gearbox makes a clunky sound when reducing speed to 12 mph.

2008 Ford Mondeo 2.0 tui
Posted: Aug 31, 2023
Fault with Transmission on Fiat Punto Eleganza

Automatic: wont go into gear at first then once driving all okay but reverts to Neutral when stopped. Fluid leaking.

2007 Fiat Punto BXB11
Posted: Apr 17, 2023
Transmission issues

Since purchasing the car in 2014 it seemed to always have transmission issues with constant jerky ness in traffic. Since early last year while the car is in drive it will engage and disengage in a co...

2012 Ssangyong Korando 2.0 TD
Posted: Mar 8, 2023
Won't move forward

The car will reverse but it won't engage forward gear when in drive.

2007 Renault Scenic 2.It's dci automatic
Posted: Mar 8, 2023
Auto gearbox will not change up going up hills

auto box will not change up through the gears when going up hill, but can be overridden by changing to manual

2008 BMW X3 3.0 d
Posted: Mar 1, 2023
Gearbox slow to select drive or reverse. Also will only change up 1,2,3 will not select 4 or 5 even if asked to by manual + shift

Car will not select 4 or 5 and is slow to select drive and reverse when cold

2011 Mitsubishi Shogun Shogun LWB
Posted: Nov 8, 2022
Freelander 2 auto banging when gear change .intermittent

intermittent bang in low gears when changing

2010 Land Rover Freelander hse
Posted: Oct 26, 2022
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