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Is your transmission automatic or manual ?

For automatic, lift vehicle and secure on jack stands and chuck rear wheels. Remove transmission drain plug and then remove all bolts that hole pan in place. Once pan is off, remove bolts that hold filter and remove. Installation is in reverse order. Once vehicle on ground, begin adding Trans fluid with vehicle running. Check level once it's reached normal operating temperature.

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I have a 2006 Buick Rendezvous. The radiator coolant has leaked into the Transmission. How can I fix this outside of replacing the transmission?


You have a real problem on your hands. Not only did coolant get into the transmission, transmission fluid most likely got into your coolant as well. The trans fluid will eat the lining of all the rubber cooling hoses and cause them to soften and eventually fail, and will cause a black, gunky color in the coolant. You will need to:
1. Replace the radiator since the trans cooler inside has broken.
2. Replace all coolant hoses and flush the entire cooling system.
3. Have the transmission rebuilt or replaced to ensure all coolant traces have been removed.

There is no easy fix for this....I had to do it myself.

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HOW IS THE TRANSMISSION FLUID IS CHANGED ON A 2006 TRAILBLAZER?


Better to take vehicle to garage or dealer to have trans flush service

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Should i flush my transmission or just change it? 54k miles.Help!?


Trans fluid is changed at mileage intervals, and near the end, it looks like you describe.
You want to do both: flush and filter. The filter and the pan hold the real contaminants, so those get changed and cleaned...but then you're left with a giant amount of fluids in the system. Torque converter, piping, cooler, piping...the amount is not insignificant.
So, you get a clean filter and pan cleaned and reinstalled, the next thing is the flush. The t-teck machine is my fav, what it does is has a ful reservoir of clean and new fluid, and an empty container.....They run the car, allow fluid to pump out, and new fluid to go in....This keeps up until the fluid coming out of the trans system is clean.
It really is the best way, I think. The lube shops are the place to get it done, as this job is leak prone, messy and generates lots of fluid to be disposed of.

Neither of these processes should be able to cause damage. Sometimes the trans pan leaks, so get it attended to...not a big deal.

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Transmission takes to long to get in gear


http://www.aa1car.com/library/transmission_chrysler_45rfe.htm I would flush the trans for 100 dollars or change fluid and filter myself. If you could get them cheap at a junk yard replace the transmission control module.Go to auto zone or other auto parts store and get trans codes pulled for free. Spending 100 dollars on a flush every year or two is a lot cheaper than a 4,000 dollar or more rebuilt trans bill

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My mechanic told me I have transmission fluid in my power steering and I should get it flushed. How do I go about flushing it myself?


Easiest is pull one of the hoses and let drain, make sure you pull cap of reservoir off. Then refill with PS fluid. (It happens to the best of us)

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I have a 2005 Mazda RX-8. It is an automatic. I am getting slippage in the transmission when driving it. I would like to change the transmission fluid myself. I am curious as to whether there is a filter...


there is a filter and a gasket, just change it don't flush it if it has a lot of miles on the fluid it could brake some thing loose in side you tranny.

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I have a 1990 GMC sierra. The transmission is starting to slip a bit. I just bought the truck from a one owner. It has 85,000 miles on it. I need to change the transmission filter and flush and replace the...


Don't listen to people , you do not want to add anything like acetone or mineral spirits. Will eat Neoprene parts . Your best bet take an have the transmission serviced by a qualified repair shop .

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Can i flush my manual transmission myself?


yes, on bottom transm case have a 23 mm hex drain plug, remove oil , aprox 2 qts. to refill have a 23mm hex plug on transm side case , using a funnel w/hose , see owner manual

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Doing my own work


Why would you be considering a power steering flush? Some mechanic shop try and ****** you telling you you needed one or why do you want to do it? Servicing the transmission I can understand though but you don't need to do them very often. Problem is when you do them yourself, you take off the pan where the filter is and drain it that way. You are only able to drain about 1/3 to a half of the fluid unless you hook it up to a flush pump like they have at the mechanic shops. It flushes all the fluid and then you can replace with new tranny fluid.

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Transmission Flush in a 1998 Honda CR-V?


just do the drain and trans filter, forget the flush, it doesn't replace the filter which is the most important part of a trans service

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