Transmission Oil Filters
LOOK UP A VEHICLE
What does the transmission Oil filter do?
The transmission is critical to the way your vehicle operates. It is connected to the engine’s rear section and is responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels. A vehicle cannot move without a transmission. The transmission filter is a critical component of that system; it is located above the transmission pan, which collects any excess fluid, and below a pickup tube that connects to the oil pump, which regulates the transmission’s fluid pressure. Before lubricating fluid is sent to the transmission, the transmission filter acts as a sieve, collecting contaminants such as dirt and debris.
A quick tip on Car Maintenance
Check Your Car fluids
The automatic transmission is sealed in many newer vehicles. On non-sealed vehicles, check the transmission dipstick with the engine warm and running (details in the owner’s manual). Additionally, inspect the power-steering-pump dipstick (which is typically attached to the fluid reservoir cap) and the brake-fluid reservoir level. Refill the brake fluid if it is low and have the system inspected for leaks.
Protect automatic transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves.
Donaldson develops, manufactures, and markets a full line of transmission filters.