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Old 02-22-2005, 09:57 AM   #1
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does any one know if there is a techinfo or any thing to help with the tranny.. i wanna change the fluid/filter over the weekend but i have never done it before.. so i dont wanna screw up anything.. pics would be wonderful 2!!! u guys rock!
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It really is very easy, if potentially messy. Since there is no drain plug, loosen the bolts a little at a time all the way around but at one end or the other, loosen more. This will tilt the pan in that direction so you can direct the flow of the used oil into whatever you are catching it with.
Unless you have a very large pan, you will probably get some on the floor. Once you have the pan down, clean the inside of it with lint free rags. After replacing the filter, put the pan back up and begin tightening the bolts. Tighten the bolts in stages so as not to distort the gasket.
I usually check the oil before I change it to see where the level is at. If it is full, I measure what I took out to know how much to put back in although I do check it as a precaution.
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Is there an aftermarket drain pan with a plug or would a plug be a waste of time?
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Is there an aftermarket drain pan with a plug or would a plug be a waste of time?
Sort of. You really need to drop the pan to be able to clean it(the pan) and the magnet thoroughly. Also, you need to replace the filter which is holding back another quart of fluid.
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Thanks Ol' Timer I thought that might be the reason why.
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thanks mark!! that actually does help a lot!! i guess it would be time in a way... i just wood feel better and safer if i changed it. cant afford another tranny problem
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One more thing....when tightening the bolts on the pan, use a torque wrench as to not distort the gasket to prevent leaks. I believe the correct torque is 14 ft/lbs.
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alrite thanks! ill double check the book just make sure!
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great info!! one Q though .. can the front of the car be driven up onto ramps, or will that angle affect the fluid draining? in other words how are you folks lifting your Bonne'* to do this?
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hey ya, thats a good Q, i was going to just jack it up, put to stands and than put the jack in the center so the car woodnt crush me like an ant.
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