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2002 Rio how to change auto transmition fluid?

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Do not use Dextro III - Rio use SPIII or SP3 AT fluid. The good fluid is Castrol multi car...

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  1. Set the parking brake and jack the CAR UP AND SET JACK STANDS UNDER IT
  2. Remove the drain pan: Remove the bolts holding the drain pan to the bottom of the transmission. This might get a little messy, but it would be worse if you hadn't already removed most of the fluid.
  3. Clean the drain pan: Use some transmission fluid and thoroughly clean the inside of the drain pan. Remove all metal shavings, sludge, and debris. Also clean all of the metal shavings from the magnets on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Replace and the filter: Remove the filter and replace with a new filter. Don't waste time trying to clean a filter to reuse it; always replace the filter when you change the transmission fluid. Make sure that the O-rings on the new filter are seated properly.
  5. Replace the gasket: It's usually best to replace the gasket sealing the drain pan. You may be able to improve the seal by using black RTV adhesive.
  6. Install the pan: Once the filter and gasket are in place, put the pan back onto the transmission. Hand-thread the bolts for the first few turns so that you won't strip the threading. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts to the appropriate tightness. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN the bolts. This can damage the threads in the transmission and dent the pan.
  7. Fill with automatic transmission fluid: Check your owner's manual to determine the correct type and amount of fluid to use in your car. This is usually Dextron III type fluid, but check your owner's manual just in case your car requires a different type. Check the fluid level using the dipstick with the engine running and the transmission in park. Be careful that you do not add too much fluid.

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