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How do you service the transmission for fluid?! thank you

Hello, I just got a 2006 chevy malibu LT and I'm curious as to where you go about servicing for transmission fluid? can't find it anywhere and my dad's a mechanic.. albeit with little chevy experience. Thank you.

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  • skatvr6 Apr 19, 2009

    thanks.. I've never had a GM car before. It's an automatic transmissin actually and I've read you can add fluid to it from near the left axle via a small hole..with no dipstick, and that if I were to change it to add 6.9 quarts of DEX III fluid if you 'drop the pan'. What does dropping the pan mean?! I guess I'd be better off taking it to some of those places but I'm trying to save $$ thanks again.


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In order to change the fluid it's best to take it to a quick lube place like pep boys or grease monkey. you can drop the transmission pan and change the filter and replace the fluid that is lost,however there will still be old fluid left in the torque converter. now if you have a manual transmission it is a sealed unit and has not torque convertter or a filter but has a drain plug on the bottom and a fill plug on the side of the case. at a lube shop they hook up lines to the transmission lines and cycle out all the old fluid and replace it completely this is your best bet the whole job includes new fluid,filter,and labor it cost about 80 dollars

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    Ronald Mueller Apr 19, 2009

    can you rate this solution it would be appreciated greatly.....thank you


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