Question about Chevrolet Malibu
I have 00 focus. I have read about two methods for atx fluid flush.
Disconnect return line at the cooler, start the engine, put it in drive, and let the fluid drain from return line. Once most of the fluid has drained out, turn the engine off, reconnect line, lower the pan, put new filter and gasket, bolt the pan back and fill it up with new atx fluid.
Q. Once all the fluid is drained, the tranny will have no fluid. Will it cause damage to the tranny?
Lower the pan, put the new filter and gasket, bolt the pan back and fill it up with new atx fluid. Then disconnect return line at the cooler, start the engine, put it in drive, let about a quart of fluid drain from return line, stop the engine and add quart of new oil. Repeat draining and adding until you see new fluid coming out of return line.
Q. If your fluid isn't much discolored but U are at the recommended mileage of fluid change, how can U tell if all old fluid is out of torque converter?
In normal situations people do not flush their trannys. Your would normally just lower the pand and change the filter and replace the fluid that came out. If you are not having a problem with your tranny this is what I would suggest. As the fluid gets older the tranny gets "used to" the old oil that is in there. When you add new fluids the new fluid contains detergents that clean the internal parts as they circulate. Unless this is the first time you've been to the recommended mileage for changing the fluid (I.E. 30,000 miles) you could flush it. If you do not know the history of changes, or if you are at, lets say 100,000 miles I wouldn't recommend flushing it. When the new detergents clean out the parts they remove gunk that is actually helping the transmission. Don't get me wrong, you don't want a whole lot of gunk, but you also don't want to remove gunk that for example is holding a pin in place, so the pin falls out (just an example) I hope this wasn't too hard to understand, and I hope I answered your question.
Posted on May 18, 2009
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