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Tranmission Fluid

hi,

im about to do another serive on my EF. so i thought i should check the auto too.

i checked, its full, and brownish colour, should i change it?

how would i go about it, is there a sump plug, or do i remove the pan?

is there a special fluid for it?

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Gotta drop the pan. Loosen the bolts first, let it drain with the pan on, then come back and remove the pan totally. Messy otherwise.

Dextron 3 will do the trick, forgot how much you need.
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Unless you wish to stuff up your auto trans NOT Dextron II but TQ 95

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You should also get a new filter for it :-)
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i see, how oftern should it be changed?

the car has 120,000 on it now.

can someone confirm that fluid?
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20,000 km's is a good interval to change trans fluid.
I'll confirm that fluid.. DON'T use dextron 3, the TQ 95 is the correct spec.

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Re: Tranmission Fluid

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20,000 km's is a good interval to change trans fluid.
I'll confirm that fluid.. DON'T use dextron 3, the TQ 95 is the correct spec.
ok thanks for that.

also i have another problem, thought i would post it here instead of creating a new thread.

i blow a fuse, so i took the one outta the air bag, till i went to the shop to get a new one, the one i blew wouldnt let the car start without it.

i replaced the airbag fuse, now the "airbag" light on the dash still flashes, any ideas?
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dextron 3 spec is for manual trans from memory. i think total capacity is 19-20L of fluid if you suck oil out of the torque converter. removing the pan and draining that will will only drop a few litres (whatevers in the trans sump.)
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oh as for the airbag deal, disconnect battery for a bit and reset the computer and that should do it - it probab has in memory that a fuse has blown and needs to be reset.
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is changing what comes outta the pan good enough how could i suck the rest out?
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