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What kind of transmission fluid do I use in a 1985 Southwind by Fleetwood RV. It's built with a GMC 3500 engine. I bought it used so have none of the manuals, etc.

I bought the RV well used. Runs great, but don't know what kind of transmission fluid to use.

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Any garage or mechanic would tell you this as they have manuals to show them this information.

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If it happened to me, I'd first check the shift cable and/or trans pawl to see if I had it properly aligned

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SOURCE: Shop Manual for my 1985 Cadillac

there are two places I get used manuals, 1st try ebay, that will be the cheapest, then go to the link below and see what they have.
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you can order that from online from haynes or chiltons depending on how much detail info you want

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If the vehicle has an Automatic Transmission: Dextron II

If the vehicle has a Manual Trans, its complicated.
Depending on Trans model:
The 77mm 5-speed and 89mm 4-speed overdrive use Dextron II ATF.
The 117mm 4-speed uses API GL5 SAE 80W90 gear lubricant.
GM recommends Synchromesh Trans Fluid (1052931) in both the 85mm 4-speed and 5-speed.
Hope this helps!

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there are two transmission cooling lines that go to the radiator. If you have a six cylinder it is possible that one of the lines has a hole that is spraying on to the exhaust. this would account for no leaks on the ground. When you start the car it will start to spray right away. These are metal and rubber hose lines, so if and when you find a leak it can be cut out and replaced with hose and clamps or you can get the original hose and replace all of it. Not hard to o . Let me know. Randy

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