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Need to know if car needs to be started or off to check tranny fluid

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If you're asking about an automatic; The Honda manual states to bring the car to normal operating temperature and shut off the engine.

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How to drain and fill transmission fluid in 2012 chevy malibu?

place drain pan under tranny pan.
undo tranny pan screws - allow one corner to hang lower than the other corner (to allow fluid to drain) slowly remove them all.
Its messy! empty tranny pan into drain pan. set tranny pan to the side. undo the filter clamp, carefully remove the filter - set into the drain pan, remove the gasket around the tranny body/tranny pan.
Clean tranny block surface with clean cloth. install new filter, install clamp tightly. Clean tranny pan, place gasket onto pan and then reinstall tranny pan. (this only change the fluid in the tranny body and pan) If you wan the fluid out of the torque convertor you have pull the pan under the torque convertor and turn the convertor so you can get at the drain plug. Allow fluid to drain into drain pan. Reinstall drain plug and pan. (you will need a lot of fluid) Check manual for qty. Place car back on to ground/floor. Refill tranny through filler tube. Do not start the engine until oil is at full mark, and when you do start it do not all it to run for than 4 minutes - stop and add more fluid and check full mark again (repeat until no longer sinks below full mark. gently test drive around you block -- come back and check level while engine running. Top up if needed.
Siphon out excess above full mark. Test drive around 3 block,
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When i acclerate my car it jerks and when i slow down. i dont know if its a vaccum hose or the transmission

Check the transmissio fluid (when hot). Add if low.

If not low, drain the tranny fluid, and drop the tranny pan and look for metal shavings. If there are, you will either need to have the transmission replaced or rebuilt.

If there no metal shavings, add new fluid, and add a quart of Lucas Oil in replacement of 1 quart of tranny fluid. This will help the fluid to stick to the gears and other components in the transmission.

Chances are you have a rod sticking in the tranny. Make sure you purchase a new trannsmission gasket and filter (filter usually comes with gaskets.

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Why wont my transmision shift

Have you checked your transmission fluid lately?
More often then not that is the cause of shifting problems. Normally this happens gradually which is to be expected since transmission leaks are usually slow. The first signs are a slight hesitation when the car is first started in the morning and put in reverse. The the car seems to lag just a bit before moving back. This increases as more fluid is lost.
Another cause is from the transmission not being properly serviced. Leave the tranny fluid in to long and it becomes burnt. At this point it the viscosity is more like cooking oil instead of transmission fluid.

Most people neglect this item because of a lack of understanding about the transmission system. As opposed to the engine that everyone knows NO Oil =No Car. Although the service interval is greater when compared to the engine oil it needs to be taken care of to prevent "No Car" also.

Check your tranny fluid. Open the hood and located the tranny fluid dip stick. Usually along the firewall. Read what it says because normally the car needs to be running and in neutral to get an accurate reading.

Also look and smell the oil on the stick. If it's brown and/or it smells like it's burnt have the tranny serviced. This involves draining the fluid, replacing the filter and new fluid.

I hope this helps and good luck.

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Air bags turned off, and doesnt change gear properly

The air bags need to be worked on by a pro. Did you check the tranny fluid? If not do so and add if needed. If the tranny fluid is fine then start checking all of the vacume lines.

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check transmission fluid see level .is it dirty change it refill with good fluid run till hot .handbrake on now run gearstick up and down the gears

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The vehicle will not move, I know it is the tranny

that could be the problem, changing the fluid wouldn't be a bad idea. check underneath the car maybe an electrical connection might have gotten knocked loose on the tranny and needs plugged back in, before paying $$$ for a new tranny.

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2006 ford taurus leaked tranny fluid out of dip stick

You need to find out were the fluid is leaking from first...
It may have been because the the dip stick was half way out...
Id just keep an eye on the fluid levels and if it stays the same than that's what it could have been.
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96 avenger wont go in reverse

well to start of if you buy it you will need to get the tranny fix and if it is front wheel drive you are lokkibg a spending a good chunk of change.also tell the person who is selling the car to have the tranny fluid changed out make sure you see the fluid change out on the tranny that could be the proble the tranny fluid can be dirty.remeber go with him when he has it change.and also make sure the filter is changed out to .hope this helps out let me know

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87' buick regal

I am assuming you have the 200 4R, I just replaced my tranny fluid on my 87 GN, took about 6.4 quarts. I also have an external tranny cooler and let the tranny drain for about a week.

I would start with 4 quarts and start her up, dont drive anywhere. Keep adding and checking while the car warms up. Every now and then get in and shift through the gears, pausing in each one a few times, ALL GEARS. When the fluid level refisters on the dipstick, take the car around the block slowly at first then fast enough to shift into 2nd, depending on factors 3rd or 4th. Head home and leave engine running, check fluid again and adjust accordingly.

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