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Old 09-29-2009, 03:32   #1 (permalink)
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Transmission metal parts - 5 speed automatic

I did a trasmmission fluild and filter change. On my 1999 X, It went well but in the fluild were small metal bearing like pieces. Size about 3 mm diameter and 2,5 mm height. (Like tiny size pills, 8 in total) The transmmssion is fine but just thought to change the fluild!! Yayks What I don't know - now I know!

Also the handbook says almost 10 liters capacity of ATF, but when I dropped the pan and filter I only expelled about 3 - 3.5 liters. So only added the same amount in refilling.

The vehicle has 120,000 kms.

What to do in these two instances? Thanks for your advice.


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SOLVED THE MYSTERY - IT'S FROM THE AUTO TRANS GASKET, THEY FELL IN WHILE REMOVING THE THING!!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:15   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission metal parts - 5 speed automatic

I've never seen those pieces as far as I know. Hard to tell. Can you get little closer shot? As far as the fluid, the torque convertor and cooler hold a lot of fluid and they don't drain with the filter and pan. There is a way to drain it by disconnecting the cooler line and running the engine until it quits pumping. I don't know if you want to do that.
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I found out the metal was from the auto trans gasket!!! So be carful if you reuse the gasket although that is not recommended.
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Those gaskets are supposed to be able to be reused to a certain extent. When they get to those showing, it better be replaced. Thanks for the update.
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