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Trans oil change

How do i chnge the trans oil on a 03 duece

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Run the bike until it's at operating temp. Locate the drain plug. On the oil pan right under the transmission. remove the plug using a 1/4 allen. Fully drain. replace plug ( I suggest applying Teflon tape on the threads to make sure you won't leak ) then put in 23 ounces. runn the bike back up to operating temperature, then check level with bike upright and level.

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