- Oct 16, 2022
I hate to ask but I have a 1987 turbo Regal with 41000 miles on it. I have service records indicating that transmission maintenance has been done regularly however the transmission fluid smells bad. Not so much burnt but just stronger than regular fluid. I changed the fluid, and it still stinks. I figure it may have been hot at some point, but it drives and shifts flawlessly. I don't notice any slip and the shifts are smooth. Does the smell indicate severe damage or just some previous clutch heat?