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Easy Steps in Changing Transmission Fluid and Filter.
the fluid is warm. Warm up the car so the transmission is at normal
operating temperature. Pull the transmission dipstick (located near
the firewall in most cars). Fresh fluid is translucent and cherry red.
Some darkening is normal, but if it is reddish brown or mustard color
and smells like burnt varnish, it is worn out.
fluid by loosening the pan. Select the correct filter
replacement based on pan shape and prepare a large pan to catch the
fluid. Then loosen each pan bolt a turn or two and loosen one corner
more than rest. Drain mostly from this corner.
removing the pan and any gasket material from the pan or case. Avoid
scratching the metal and make sure the pan’s gasket surface isn’t
bent or distorted.
old filter. Most transmission filters are held in place with a bolt or
two, but some are held by a clip. Be careful to include O-Rings or
new filter. Use the clips or bolts from the old filter. Be sure
O-Rings, etc. are in place. If the filter has a long intake neck,
gently push the neck into place without unseating the O-Ring.
pan thoroughly. Inspect the pan before cleaning. A small amount of
fine grey clutch dust is normal. However, if you find metal shavings,
there has been transmission damage. Clean the pan with solvent and
wipe dry so there is no harmful residue.
gasket on pan. Some gaskets have four holes slightly smaller than the
rest to allow four bolts through the pan and through these smaller
holes to hold the gasket in place.
tighten pan bolts in a criss-cross pattern. After that, use a torque
wrench to tighten bolts to proper ft-lbs as per manufacturer.
transmission using only the amount shown as “refill capacity” in
the owners manual using
the type of fluid specified for the vehicle.
only a partial fluid replacement, skip to instruction 12 below. If
doing a complete fluid replacement, follow the steps in instruction
have replaced the fluid in the pan. To replace the fluid in the torque
converter and oil cooler also, follow these steps.
Step 1. Obtain the total system capacity of the vehicle from the manufacturer. Have this amount readily available.
Step 2. Disconnect the oil cooler line from the oil cooler. As you may not know which is the pressure side and which is the return side, have both directed so the stream of fluid will be directed toward a receptacle.
Step 3. With another person, be prepared to add ATF to the fill area as it is being pumped out of the oil cooler line.
Step 4. Start the engine, and as the old fluid is pumped out, add fresh fluid to the pan.
Step 5. When either the fluid color brightens or the total capacity has been replaced, shut the engine off and re-attach the oil cooler line. All fluids has now been changed.
fluid level. With the car on level ground, set the parking brake and
the transmission in “Park” or “Neutral.” Let the engine idle
for a few minutes. Shift the transmission into different positions
before returning the lever to “Park” or “Neutral.” Check the
fluid level again and check for leaks.
NOTE: All rear wheel drive Chrysler transmission fluid is checked in neutral !
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