Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF) Fault Symptoms & Problems

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.
3 Symptoms of Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF) Problems
Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF) Replacement Cost

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.
We have 77 owner submitted problems mentioning the Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF)

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My gearbox indicator goes off in the cluster

My gearbox indicator goes off in the box. No sign of D in it. Vehicle starts to drag when i stop and run on low ge...

2004 Nissan Elgrand E51 3.5cc
Posted: Jan 2, 2021
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Only reversing but can't drive forward

I recently changed my atf and and used wrong ATF then my car was not changing gear smoothly it was having a jerk on chan...

2001 Mazda Premacy 1.8
Posted: Sep 12, 2017
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Gear change

When starting and cold gear change ok , after 5/10 min driving OD light flashes on dash , and sticks in gear until you l...

2004 Ford Maverick 3ltr xlt auto
Posted: Aug 21, 2017
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Gearbox clunks

The auto gearbox sometimes makes a clunk when it changes gears. Any thoughts please.

2004 Seat Ibiza 1.4 auto
Posted: Jul 5, 2017
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The car does not move after being changed to gears

My car can be changed and read gears correctly but it can not move from there

2001 Peugeot 307 2.0 se auto
Posted: Oct 20, 2015
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Gear box faulty

This pops up on the display. and yesterday I experienced some difficulties climbing up a small hills it doesn't climb o...

2001 Peugeot 407 SE auto
Posted: Jun 2, 2015
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CUTS OUT AND RED A/T LIGHT COMEs ON

towed caravan to norfolk was there for 2 weeks after first three day went out 30 mile did a walk came back to car and ju...

1998 Mitsubishi Shogun 3 V6 auto
Posted: May 30, 2015
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Engine high sound

im seeking for a help the car engine sound is high, while im kicking the throttle and the car moving smoothly. could y...

2008 Peugeot 407 2.0 Auto
Posted: Jan 8, 2015
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Gearbox

Not go backwards unless you over accelerate

2003 Volkswagen Golf 2.0v Auto
Posted: Jan 3, 2015
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Gear problem

I put the gear in to N and start the car and then when i try to put the gear in to D or R it doesn't work. After trying ...

2006 Fiat Punto Auto
Posted: Dec 16, 2014
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