Small amounts of metal are normal as the transmission wears but anything resembling chunks or pieces of metal are huge signs of trouble with your transmission. Someone GeWilli, I think asked about pictures for a how-to. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it draining from the drain plug. There is nothing worse than draining the fluid out of a vehicle and not being able to fill it back up. Figure 12 Support the engine from an engine hoist from above red arrow or from a jack from below.
Unplug the reverse gear sensor on the shifter assembly above the starter, white arrow below. Torque the plug to about 20-23 ft lbs. If you don't have a funnel and hose then you can pick up a set of funnels at the dollar store and some cheap rubber hose at Ace Hardware for about 30 cents a foot. Do not press the clutch pedal while the slave cylinder isn't attached to the transmission or else it will shoot the rod out. I'm not an expert, but I'd have to say the drained oil looked darn good.
Find as close to stock a car as you can. Could I have contaminated the oil somehow during collection? Locate the drain and fill plugs. I've never driven a 1. No hard sell on extended warranty and such but they do give you the option. If this happens, your expensive fluid is now all over the ground. If you're stuck, please report in the forums.
Before doing my transmission oil change, I did some searching of old threads to get an idea of what to do. Carefully lower the engine approx 3-6 inches until you can pull the transmission off and clear of the engine. Make sure you order new hardware before beginning this job. Car was clean, Derek was helpful on a few questions I had, test drive was good, they let you drive by yourself which is nice. Don't open the intake box unless you are going to change the filter because it will break the foam seal. Let It Drain I'd give it enough time to completely drip out of there, maybe 20-30 minutes or so. If it gets dirty just thoroughly wipe it off.
You will be shaking the car a bit so make sure the car is stable and secure on level, solid ground. This is where my funnel-with-a-hose ended up, nicely wedged: I used a small clip to keep the bottom end of the funnel's tube positioned so that about an inch 25mm for you Canucks of the hose is inside the transmission: The first liter you can pour in fairly quickly. It's the same basic transmission except the power steering line is routed differently. Lots of customization options available for you aftermarket fans. When you go to the next bottle, just poke another air intake hole in the next bottle and transfer the cap. February 4, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback.
You can pour in one full bottle; you will use about half of the second at least that's the case with my 32-oz bottles of Synchromesh. Check the drain plug for any debris and metal shavings. It worked but it back the same. I intended to do mine at 150k, but it ended up at 154k. Expect to spend around 4k on a good example, and budget some for repairs. Avoid the automatic if possible. Your gear oil should be regularly changed.
Use 17mm allen wrench to loosen the fill hole plug, circled in yellow below. Transmission fluid has a longer change interval and thus is more likely to have been neglected by the previous owner. Want something added to the sidebar? I'd like to change my trans fluid as I have 105K miles on my car now, but if its not needed, and I can verify its not needed, then I can wait. Ultimately the choice is up to you. I feel that this also wastes the least fluid.
The seal is 62mm outer diameter, 48mm inner diameter, 7mm height. You simply drain the old and find a way to fill the transmission with new fluid. April 27, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. Figure 17 Here is the transmission removed from the car. Have a friend to help steady the transmission case while you lower it out from under the car.
Stop and put the cleaned fill plug back. Take your time, it is a tight fit but it will come out. See for the jack locations that were on my car and for an additional support for the car. If you want to do it the hard way, you can jack up all four corners of the car and put it on jack stands. This will lock the shifter. Once the gear oil comes out of the drain hole assuming the car is level or you have added enough gear oil, stop and put the cleaned fill plug back.
This will leave you stranded without the use of the vehicle to go and get what ever you need to assist in removing the fill plug. There are many more tips for the mechanic at. Below is a picture of the yellow tube going into the fill hole, sorry that it isn't that great but it's not terribly interesting and if you got this far you know where the fill hole is. Make sure you get a car with some sort of service record history if you can. Torque to about 20-23 ft lbs.