Question about 2002 Oldsmobile Alero
Took it to Merlin and told that it had a green engine and could only have hte transmission flushed at a gmc dealership. Is this correct. Do not have owners .manual
No. While there is no carbon filter in the transmission the fluid can still be changed in the traditional manner. They prefer to do the Flush since they can charge so much more for flushing it than they can for changing it. Find a Jiffy Lube or a transmission shop and They should be more than happy to do it. If it were something that only a dealer could do they wouldn't provided detailed instructions on how to do it in the Haynes repair manual on that vehicle which can be purchased at most auto parts stores.
Posted on May 11, 2010
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Dec 01, 2012 | 2002 Oldsmobile Alero
When the service engine soon light (Also called the check engine light) is turned on this is to alert you to the fact that Powertrain Control Module (computer) has detected a failure somewhere in the systems it controls, this can be the transmission or the engine or emission system, there are fault codes set in the modules memory for these faults. What needs to happen now is to have the powertrain control module scanned with a special tool called an OBD2 electronic engine control scanner or a OBD2 code reader. Once the code(s) are read then you must perform the diagnostics for each code and make the appropriate repairs based on the findings of the diagnosis that was performed, this is called doing "Pinpoint" testing.
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