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Lubricant fluids come in different viscosities and contain different additives for longevity. The type of oil needed also depends on the type of transmission (automatic or manual) and the wear patterns on the parts themselves. Some are very similar, some are very different. Adding the wrong one can be a headache, but if you are under the gun or tight on cash you can drain the 'wrong oil' and replace it with the specified oil in your owner's manual.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I had the fluid in my transmission changed and they did not use type 4. They also left it 1 1/2 qts low. this caused shifting issues that have not corrected after putting in the correct fluid. I wa
I am a chrysler tech. when flashing your vehicle I beleive you update the pcm. It is a two step flash that also programs the Tcm region of the controller. This can fix some issues with coast down shifts or harsh shifts but rarely fix a trans. shudder.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
SOURCE: DRAINED TRANSMISSION FLUID
alright on the bottom of the transmisson on the pan there is a low plug (bolt) and a high one. the low plug is for draining and the other is for filling. use the high plug near the rear of the pan. But you have to use a pump to get it in. the same pump as you use for a transfer case. its kind of like a syringe or a grease gun. but you dump ur atf in it and pump it in.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
On an automatic tranny, the tranny oil pan is removed to drain the tranny fluid - a somewhat messy job. Typically when this done the tranny filler is replaced. A new pan gasket is installed in this procedure.
On the manual tranny, there is a drain plug at the bottom side of the tranny to drain the oil.
I have used a home made setup using a suction pump with small diameter tubing to **** the fluid out from the tranny filler tube. This is when I was replacing the filter and I dropped the pan. I did the suction routine to avoid all that fluid dripping out when you loosen the pan.
Have you located the leak? Is it from the tranny oil pan or maybe from a tranny cooler line?
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
on most cars that i have serviced the trans. if the trans has a dipstick tube. you can fill it from there. look for a plug that has a square hole (like a 1/2" ratchet would fit into) or the plug maybe a square head or even a bolt shaped plug. the drain could be on the side of the trans or the bottom. get yourself a Haynes manual #87020 at your local auto parts store or online
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
There no tranny drain plug, you must drop the pan to change the fluid and filter. Standard fluid is fne. I believe Dextron3 but double check with the autoparts store (tell them you have a volvo) and they can lookup the correct type of ATF.
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
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