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I'm not sure if this is 'normal' but I decided to check my transmission fluid (warm) and I noticed it smelled like onions/ more specifically like a fresh opened bag of Funyuns.
Is this considered a burnt smell or something completely different?
The fluid was a light golden color, I will attach a photo.
(In the photo the green color is just part of a design on the other side of the paper towel, and the black marks are just soot.)
 

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Come to think of it, differential fluid has an odor and color like that. Are you sure you didn't pull your front differential dipstick by mistake?
 

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Come to think of it, differential fluid has an odor and color like that. Are you sure you didn't pull your front differential dipstick by mistake?
I am laughing out loud, maybe I did.
Thank you.
I did look for the transmission dipstick according to a video guide- and I couldn't find it. Then I saw a yellow dipstick handle and thought that must be it!
I was wrong...that does explain a lot.
:lol:
 
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