Removal of the air intake tubing. The reason I decided to change the fluid was because we had experienced over the last 10,000 miles or so between 30 and 50 mph the transmission would sort of hunt for the correct gear and would lug down from trying to shift into overdrive. I am not responsible for damage to any vehicle if someone chooses to use these steps and the result is adverse. Install new filter; Install new gasket, and put pan back up. Remove the bolt holding the intake tubing to the intake manifold using a 10 mm socket. Parts are available to be replaced.
I was leaving for work one morning and it died as I left my driveway. The problem has been looked at on several occasions. I took my Vue over to the same place that did the flush and they said they could not get access to the transmission lines because all of the Hybrid stuff was in the way. Don't just add the same amount of fluid, you just never know. To refill the transmission start by removing the fill plug that we loosened earlier.
I purchased 5 quarts from the local Saturn dealer. No Saturn dealers near me. The transmission must be at operating temperature on a level surface and the engine running, you then remove the plug and add new fluid in the fill hole until it runs out the removed plug. Remove the bolt holding the intake tubing to the intake manifold using a 10 mm socket. Now it is the downstream O2 sensor, upstream O2 sensor and possibly the catalytic converter.
The shift cables and adjusters have been replaced twice in 4. . Was advised to definitely replace the downstream O2 sensor, but was told that the upstream O2 sensor and catalytic converter could repair themselves after running a while. The capacity for this transmission is 4. By this point the fluid level should be just touching the very bottom of the dipstick.
I almost want to agree with bismark I did use Honda Z1. However these steps are not all inclusive. Stopped in the middle of road. Take care to only use Saturn transmission fluid, part number 22688912, as other fluid types will damage the transmission. They cleaned and deglazed the rear brakes adjusted and test drove.
Then re insert and pull back out to check the level. Pull it out and wipe it clean with a paper towel. In my Ion, it would always downshift when I went up hills. These same steps may be applicable to other years. Slowly pour in the first quart of transmission fluid making sure that the fluid is going into the transmission case and not going onto the floor. Drain the rest of the fluid.
Re install the intake tubing in the reverse order that it was removed. Take the car for a test drive. I added another half quart after this and it brought the level to just above the bottom mark on the dipstick. Anderson said tow car to Saturn of york rd. All fluids will travel the path of least resistance.
Locate the transmission fill plug, it is almost directly underneath the back side of the intake tubing just before the tubing bends around to go into the throttle body. You know and I know, that Ford should have died long ago. If you are interested in advertising a for-profit service,. It has a black handle. I used an old empty 5 quart oil jug, this way I could tell approximately how much transmission fluid came out. This car is unsafe, I am afraid to drive it. Then add 3 more quarts.
It can be located just to the left of the battery look down. . Repaired linkage by drilling through cable end assembly at 4 corner points of top and bottom plastic retention plates to replace failed inadequate E-clip retention system that attaches cable end to shift lever. Do an initial check of the dipstick. They have ordered the parts. Carefully remove the washer also or it will fall down underneath the car. Will call when parts are in.
Let any excess fluid drip off the bottom of the transmission into your drain pan. Out of bumper-to-bumper at 36K miles. On the driver side of the vehicle, on the top of the transmission, there's a plastic yellow thing with a picture of a gear with liquid in it indicating transmission fluid , that's your transmission dipstick. Sorry but this is not the correct drain and fill procedure for 100k. Another thing is that i do own a green vue and i have never experience and down shifting issues. Consumer doesn't feel this vehicle is safe to operate, consumer belives this is transmission releated ,however the dealer is stating it is a computer chip that is causing the problem. I also have pictures included here too, but don't know how to upload them to the thread.