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  • avatar karjunkie 04/22/09 1:34 pm PST

    Use only Dexron IV ATF fluid. Drain it from the tranny pan. Filter is inside the tranny accesible when you drop the pan. A pan drain will remove about 1/3 the fluid which is all you need for normal service. If you want to drain it all, replace the filter and pan, refill, remove the cooler return line from the radiator and attach a clear plastic tube and reservoir to collect it (water jug works), start the engine, put it in drive with the emergency brake on and let it flow out till it runs clear through the tube, then top off to the correct level.

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  • karjunkie 04/22/09 1:34 pm PST

    Use only Dexron IV ATF fluid. Drain it from the tranny pan. Filter is inside the tranny accesible when you drop the pan. A pan drain will remove about 1/3 the fluid which is all you need for normal service. If you want to drain it all, replace the filter and pan, refill, remove the cooler return line from the radiator and attach a clear plastic tube and reservoir to collect it (water jug works), start the engine, put it in drive with the emergency brake on and let it flow out till it runs clear through the tube, then top off to the correct level.

  • lt14u2nv2002 04/12/15 8:59 am PST

    in response to the above, try to imagine a full glass of chocolate milk. now pour 1/3 of that glass out and fill it back up with regular milk. still looks like chocolate milk doesnt it? if you are going to go to the trouble of servicing the transmission fluid, change all of the fluid. The transmission pump is nothing more than a vane style hydraulic pump and if it is run with no fluid, pump damage can occur. with that said, i agree by disconnecting a transmission cooler line and letting the transmission pump the fluid out is probably the best way to get most of the fluid out just be careful not to let the pump run too long. once you see or hear the fluid spitting out, that will be enough.

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