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Do i need special transmission fluid for my 2005 hyundai elantra ? can i use dextron III

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No,no,no........ do not use dextron in a hyundai, if you do you will be buying a trans in 3-4 months you can use, hyundai fluid itself, or you can use chrysler type 7176 or mitsubishsi trans fluid, avalible at any parts store, even wallmart.

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Your transmission fluid is dangerously low (tranny is dry). The pops & jerks are the transmission
internal components trying not to seize onto each other due to lack of lubrication and/or overheating.
Low transmission fluid leads not only to loss of lubrication but lots of overheating (of the tranny).
The loss of Elantra performance (speed tops out at 55), is caused by power loss due to friction inside the transmission. All your power is lost overheating the transmission (toward destruction), instead of
being transmitted through the transmission to the wheels.

The 2004 Elantra takes Hyundai SP-III Automatic Transmission Fluid, with 8.4 quarts used in a
total refill - but just 5 quarts at a fluid change. For How-to transmission fluid change instructions: claims that 2004 Hyundai Elantra can take these non-Hyundai ATF's:
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I just want to know where the transmission filter is on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra and how often the filter and fluid need changing?

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GM now recommends dextron 6 or VI in all automatic transmissions.It is a synthetic transmission fluid that was introduced in 2006.They no longer license or police the making of dextron 3 or III that was originally installed in your car.This is why you now find dextron III / Mercon because manufacturers are now combining the specs of both Ford and GM into one fluid.Dextron VI is compatible with all dextron II and dextron III fluids.It is more expensive because it is synthetic.Runs about $4-$6 a quart. You can still use dextron III but GM states you never know what you are getting.Well hope this helps.

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Hey Cliff_harris,

The Tranny fluid needed is Hyundai SP-III ATF

Hope I've helped,


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