Just checked. VIN is KL1JK52Z64K985526.
Is DexronV1 tranny fluid compatible with this vehicle (dealer recommended)?
Ok, honestly the RPO code was useless, which really surprised me. So I will post both and you can tell which is right.
The first is the ZF 4hp 16 which uses
ISU H50235 or ESSO LT 71141 (Canadian P/N 89021903
Notice: Refer to Vehicle Lifting and Jacking Notice in the Preface section.
Caution: When the transmission is at operating temperatures, take necessary precautions when removing the check/fill plug, to avoid being burned by draining fluid.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
Tighten Tighten the plug to 45 N·m (33 lb ft).
Fluid Level Set After Service
This second is the Aisin 81 40le and it uses
ESSO JWS 3309 or T-IV ATF GM P/N 88900925 (Canadian P/N 22689186)
Transmission Fluid Level Inspection
Important: Measure the fluid level when the transaxle temperature is 70°C-80°C (158°F-176°F).
Important: During the fluid level check, the selector lever must be in position P.
Important: The correct fluid level must be between the HOT MIN (2) and the HOT MAX (1) notches on the dipstick.
Sorry for the delay. I had to purchase a 11 pce. plug socket set made by Sunex. I t uses a 5/16" plug socket.
Do you know if the fluid level is checked with the engine running?
Also, I asked before-Is Dexron vI tranny fluid compatible? The GM dealer sold it to me.My transmission is the first transmission mentioned (without the dipstick).
The drain is removing the pan on automatic transmissions.
OK, I have to agree, that does look like a drain plug, and upon further looking that is a drain plug. Very odd, not typical of GM transmissions, but then this is a Daewoo product that GM has stuck its name on. Also these have not given any trouble so I have not had to service any.
As for fluid checking, all fluid are to be checked hot and level, and in this case, engine running.
So far, out of all the experts I have spoken to, you have been the most prompt in replying to my questions. This says a lot about you and your caring attitude.
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Do I ask for "GM Tech" in future? Your help was greatly appreciated.