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If i remove the front tranny pan, can I access the filter ? Could this also be the result of a failing ECM or PCM ?

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  • miguel_ocla Apr 03, 2011

    what year and model?

  • Jim Mar Apr 03, 2011

    2001 ford escape 3.0 4x4 140,000 miles


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If this is a front wheel drive or two wheel drive car there IS only one pan it will be 2 to 3 inches deep and depending on the size of the vehicle about 10 to 14 inches square and will have 12 to 18 bolts around the perimeter

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  • Jim Mar Apr 03, 2011

    Any mechanic knows this is a front wheel drive. Called a transaxle.

  • Jim Mar Apr 03, 2011

    Nailbender, stay with bending nails.


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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,
come back check full mark. Because the torque convertor was emptied it can take a while to get all the air out it.

Jul 19, 2014 | 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

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Dodge ecm codes P1683, P1899 & P0751

just one code, and not tranny shifting issues>?????????????????????
why blame the PCM first, its dead last, then say that again.
why blame the most expensive part one car (elect)?
the PCM is just a computer s, and as such all puters, make errors
if the inputs are wrong,or the output actuators are stuck (bad)
THIS PCM now has the TCM on board, the tranny brain is just , more pins , an more software moved RESIDENT. ot PCM (ECU to PCM)

the FSM shows the test for each failure how to prove what is bad.
ever seen the big book??? is good sub.
751 is tranny issues,
so replace the ECU for $500 to 1000.>???
then what? ???
back to doing the job right first time. sure. (it's your cash)

one if the big fallacy's in the net is not using real FSM pages for those codes. it can vary by engine type and tranny models. (and for sure not ford !!!)
so did you really look them up?
the internet (bad) says 751 is switch bad, is it?
oddly (im a skeptic like all good techs are) it says 5min, rule
on the net, so tell me how does TCM even know you pushed it.
odd huh? or when, answer, IT CANT. It cant see your finger, not today, not yet, maybe 2015.??? LOL>>>>>

well that page lies....(the top page google hits) shock , gobsmack me... its really solenoid A.

to fix cars, you must learn (engine eFI) you must learn to think like a PCM, if not, you will fail. I promise.

lets work that idea........
the internet is great but it does mix codes, in to a toxic soup of trash.
big time.!!!!!!!!
enter Mr. FSM factoids.
A/T Low/Reverse Solenoid Circuit Failure
Number of Trips to Set Code: 1
Trouble Code Conditions:
Key on, and the PCM detected an unexpected voltage condition on the L/R Solenoid control circuit after the solenoid was enabled and disabled (the PCM checks for an inductive spike).
Possible Causes:
  • L/R solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
  • L/R solenoid control circuit is shorted to system power
  • L/R Solenoid is damaged or has failed
  • TCM or PCM has failed (nah) x10

note that very very good word there, INDUCTIVE spike
the PCM switches the coil ON< then off.
then measure the BACK EMF inductive spike
if its weak that SPIKE, the coil is bad, or wires cut.
it's that simple.
last dead last is PCM never first. and i bet its not the PCM. !!!

id check the wires first and connections for imperfections.
then i check that coil, for ohms , shorted coil, open coil;
or even shorted to case. (tranny case.)
i make darn sure the trannsmission case is not missing its ground strap ,if yes, all is hopeless.... IT MUST BE THERE. and good.
i have a LCR meter in my shop and can measure the inductance on each shift coil for same readings,
if the coil shorts turns inside, it can fail for INDUCTANCE checks.
a spark solenoid , new can help you see right from wrong, so easy.
INFINITY IS BAD coil. if all coils read 25ohms (guess) and one is 15
its bad.

log in to and read, see those facts. there?
the FSM real is deeper, it does itstsy bitsy steps, for checking that solenoid.
point 2, the PCM can see a working soleniod fail before its hard fails
see why? answer, the coil is working but is partially shorted.
that is how coils work , they must be perfect and not have turns shorted. say 1/8th of the windings gone. or more.

ask more questions,.....

May 03, 2014 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

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Automatic transmission not shifting gears

no year, no joy, sorry!
check all fuses ,first. as always ..........!!
fails hot engine, bad tranny.
fails cold then works hot , never change filter in pan ever.?

scan the PCM for tranny errors. use a scan tool , barrow one , or rent one, any one can...
scan it and post the DTC tranny errors.

Jan 27, 2014 | Toyota Yaris Cars & Trucks

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How do I, automatic trans filter and fluid replacement.

i would not reccomend changing transmission fluid yourself. do not do it!!!

to change transmission fluid and filter, you have to take the tranny pan off the bottom of the tranny and it will make a mess of fluid. then you have to carefully remove the old tranny pan gasket, which is best done with a special machine. if you fail to remove all of the gasaket, or damage the lip of the pan while removing the gasket, then the new tranny seal will leak, and the tranny will not hold fluid. tranny fluid and filter needs to be done in a professional shop where they have the correct equiptment.

Mar 13, 2011 | 1997 Toyota Tacoma

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I'm leaking transmission fluid, maybe the gasket is broken I ran over a curve. So I may need to change the gasket and filter while I am at it. So how do you change the transmission filter on a 2002 Buick...

first thing to do is get the car in the air, jack the front up, and place jack stands under it(safety first PLEASE). now slide under and inspect the bottom of the tranny. make sure there are no holes. if you went over the curb, you could have bent the pan, scraped a hole, or tore a line.its not much harder to remove, and access is there. your pan still unbolts the old fashion way. when you drop the pan, you will be looking at the filter. it should have either a bolt or screw holding it in place. while you have the pan down, cleaning it, look for any cracks or damaged outer lip. hope this helps you

Jan 16, 2011 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous

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I have a late shifting on my tranny no service engine light on plz help

HI. Most late shifting can be the cause of inadequate transmission fluid level. I would inspect the level of the transmission fluid, asap. If it is lower than the specifications, re-fill to specs, asap. Another cause will be faulty shift solenoids. There are two in the valve body structure. You will need to drain the transmission , and remove the pan to access the wiring and solenoids, for testing. A basic resistance test can be administered to confirm solenoid failure, in this case.

A more sever case will be a failed gear pack. If you remove the pan, after the initial draining, and there are metal fragments on the pan, this will indicate that the gears are damaged. This will require you to have the transmission re-built.

NOTE_ A more uncommon issue will be a defective PCM

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Where is the tranny filter?

the transmission filter is located inside the transmission. Oil must be drained and Transmission oil pan must be removed to access the filter. Hopefully this helps

Aug 16, 2009 | 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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How to change transmission fluid and filter in a 2001 kia sportage, my car sounds as if it is not switching gears, the other day i was sitting in park and the rpms jumped up to like 2 and then it was quiet...

the is a drain plug on bottom of tranny. Remove all tranny fluid. Then remove bolts on the tranny pan, remove pan. Remove couple filter bolts and change filter. Replace new gasket and tranny pan. Fill up tranny with 8 quarts or whatever your user manual says with correct fluid.

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first you need to buy transmission fluid new filter and new need 11.4 pints of transmision fluid.raise front of vechicle.set parking brake.block both back wheels.besure support vechicle weight with jack stands. get a drain pan.if your transmission pan dont have a drain plug.loosen rear pan bolts a few turns.remove the front and side transmission pan bolts. let fluid drain.remove tranny pan. then clean old gasket material from transmission and pan carefully.dont scratch or damage surface.clean old tranny bolts using brake cleaner or buy new tranny have to put a tiny film of rtv silicone on tranny bolts so they wont leak.carefully remove old tranny filter and put on new filter.clean all grease grim away from tranny pan it should be **** and span might need a little gasket adhesive to hold gasket in place while putting pan back on line up bolt holes.loosely put all bolts in you have to move pan a little to get holes line up.when all is finish put tranny fluid back in.besure you put 11.4 pints back in that about 6.5 quarts. make sure tranny fluid level is right before driving vechicle.l

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