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2004 Pontiac Vibe has 77,000 miles. Transmission fluid appears brownish. Do you recommend a flush? Should pan be dropped and filter be replaced? Can a flush cause damage to the transmission?

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I recomend servicing the transmision every 50,000 miles. ie: drop pan replace filter and gasket, clean the sump. A flush also gets more of the fluid changed but I would do that in conjunction with a normal service.

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Alot of the newer GM model do not have transmission dipsticks anymore they are kindof a pain to check them. With the front of the car raised and supported level on a hoist or jackstands front and rear for a accurate reading from the passenger side of the vehicle look on thr back passenger side of the transmission there is a 11 mm bolt facing you, while the vehicle is running remove that bolt, transmission fluid should ran out of the hole, if it does not then you will need a friend to add from above while you watch while they add transmission fluid untill it does start running out that hole, if you look way down between the air box and the throttlebody there is a red cap down there remove the cap and the fluid there. To change the fluid I would recommend taking it to a repair facility and just having a transmission service done on it, it will save you a big headache. Transmission should be serviced around every 30,000 miles for normal driving conditions.
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