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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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