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Changing Transmission Fluid.??

hey how hard would it be to change my transmission fluid, my self?
and on average how much it will cost??
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You dont need to let the fluid get warm, Im not sure what the reasoning is for that in that link because atf is so thin its not going to stay in the transmission if you try to pump it out and its cold.

Secondly I would definitely not pump your fluid out by unhooking a transmission line, that just honestly seems like a bad idea. My father is a transmission technician and he always drains by lowered the pan, its not exactly the same but it'd be like draining your oil by taking off a cooler line and letting the engine pump it out and then still taking out the drain plug.

If you're going to remove the pan anyway to change the filter then you may aswell just drop the pan and let the fluid run out, you wont get it all as quite a bit is stored in the tc but you'll get all you really need to.

Change filter, put back on the pan and fill it with dex6 and you're laughing.

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Is their any difference between changing the fluids on a standard than a automatic? sry i didnt state exactly what kind of transmission i had.
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dude you need to learn how to use google
https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/ins...ion-fluid.html

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Theres a tsb that says put in like 2.6 liters in the F23 manual trans. Something about bearing noise and the fluid helping it.

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dude you need to learn how to use google
https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/ins...ion-fluid.html
yea i see ur tired of newbs like me asking dumb questions.

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the issue is that for a standard transmission it gives me a gm part number.
it doesnt tell me what kind of gear fluiids or anything
and most of the stuff i ask on here is to avoid bullshit answers from dealerships that try to scam poeple.
so plz disreguard my dumb questions.
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There are no dumb questions, but there are questions with insufficient info and those are frustrating to try and answer. Please don't stop asking questions so that others (Newbs as you call them) can benifit from answers, just make your question clear. Like year of car, manual or auto, coupe or sedan, you know stuff like that can influence the answer and sometimes the mood of members.

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Lubrication Specifications for 2006 and newer 5 speed manual.

Dexron VI US P/N 88861003 (Canadian P/N 88861004)
1.8L (dry)1.6L (drain and fill)

1.9 qt (dry)1.7 qt (drain and fill)

When filled, fluid level should be at the bottom of the fluid check plug hole.

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Wait now if you have a different engine apparently it's different according to owners manual. So check your ownwers manual for your transmission and engine.

Manual Transmission (2.2L and 2.4L L4 engines)
Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 88861800, in Canada 88861801).

Manual Transmission (2.0L L4 engine)
Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 88862472, in Canada 88862473).
Manual Transmission Fluid SAE 75W-85 GL/4 88862472

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ok i get what you mean i have a L61 2.2 07 ls coupe
5 speed.
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I read on css dot net that there's tsb's for the extra fluid and I also read somewhere that dex 6 should not be used. Also mtf is ok if your in a warm place but just incase anyone reads this thread later on down the road, in colder climates atf should be used. Most ppl say use mobil 1 syn atf because its good for dex 3-H

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