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Changing the transmission fluid

How do you change the transmission fluid in an 07 forenza? I got the drain plug out but I can't get the other plug out? Help!

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    What suzuki design is a piece of crapy engine designs!!! How can you maintain tranmission if there is no dipstick?! This is one of the reason why Suzuki can't compete against fellow japanese car makers like Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, etc. Suzuki cars are Japan's trash!!! Like my 06 Forenza, my transmission died while driving in the freeway!!!

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Once you've drained the transaxle by removing drain plug, re-install drain plug and torque to mfg. specs. To fill transaxle, you need a 5/8" square drive attached to a 9" extension, breaker bar or ratchet. Raise vehicle on hoist, or jack up and secure with jackstands. The fill plug is located above and slightly to the right of the location where the passenger side c.v. halfshaft enters the transaxle. Remove fill plug. Using a fluid exchange tool available at your local parts store, fill with automatic transmission/transaxle fluid available only from a Suzuki dealership, (part# ESSO LT 71141) until fluid starts to run out of fill hole, then replace fill plug, and torque to manufacturer specifications. I'm a former Suzuki technician. I hope this was helpful.

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

  • Orlando Tang Mar 05, 2010

    Correction to previous solution posted above: It's a 5/16" square drive.

  • Orlando Tang Mar 05, 2010

    ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS A CORRECTION TO MY PREVIOUS SOLUTION POSTED ABOVE : YOU WILL NEED A 5/16" SQUARE DRIVE, NOT A 5/8" DRIVE TO REMOVE AND REPLACE THE FILL PLUG. I APOLOGIZE.

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