September 2, 2009 1:20 PM Subscribe
I spilled some transmission fluid into my engine compartment and now it's smoking. What can I do?
posted by TungstenChef to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total)
I am an enthusiastic but clumsy home mechanic and I was topping off my transmission fluid
after fixing a leaky line. What must've been a few tablespoons spilled and disappeared into the engine compartment. It quickly started to smoke so I shut the engine off and mopped up what I could reach. Is there anything I can/need to do? Will it eventually smoke off, start on fire, etc?