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Auto tranny fluid change


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#1 brus brother

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 06:24 PM

The tranny fluid looks burnt. The manual implies that draining will only require replacing about 2 quarts but the capacity of the system is 6 quarts. Is there a technique to evacuate all the fluid for replacing with new fluid? Any recommended brand of Dexron II or is oil just oil?

#2 trooperjeep

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 10:29 PM

I have a 92 Loyale with an auto trans that needed a fluid change. Since it was still shifting smoothly I didn't drop the pan and change the trans filter, instead I just did the following...

* Drain the trans fluid
* Pour 2 quarts of cheap trans fluid through to help rinse it out.
* Added "MaxLife" transmission fluid

The car still shifts amazingly smooth and the minor leak around the pan has stopped.

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#3 trooperjeep

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 10:31 PM

I forgot to mention to put the front end up on tall ramps.
The angle will cause more fluid to drain out.

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 07:00 AM

Hey Trooper,
You used the 2 quarts as a rinse while the plug was out, right?, but how much did you need to add to refill the tranny. Owners manual says 2 quarts to refill. Doesn't seem like you get too much of the total 6 quarts system capacity out of the drain pan technique.




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