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how to check transmisson fluid on 2003 vue 2.2 manual transmisson

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how to check transmisson fluid on 2003 vue 2.2 manual transmisson
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Saturn expert replied 6 years ago.

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The transmission fluid is checked using the dipstick

Testing and Inspection

TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECKING PROCEDURE

Description

Lack of, or too much, automatic transmission fluid (ATF); contaminated with water, engine coolant or a different type of ATF.

Inspect ATF Level

  1. Park the vehicle on a flat level surface.
  2. Confirm that the ATF temperature is at normal operating range of 60 - 70°C (140 - 158°F).

Important: ATF level increases as it heats up. Therefore, inspect the ATF level at its normal operating temperature, on a flat level surface, to ensure accuracy.

  1. With the engine at a base idle, apply the service brakes and then slowly move the automatic transmission gearshift selector through all ranges, returning to the PARK position.

 



 

  1. Remove the fluid level indicator and wipe the fluid level indicator with a clean, lint free cloth. Reinsert the fluid level indicator into the fluid level indicator tube making sure that the fluid level indicator is fully seated into the fluid level indicator tube.

 



 

  1. Remove the fluid level indicator and verify that the ATF level is within the "HOT" level markings as indicated on the fluid level indicator.

Important: If the ATF level on the fluid level indicator is different from front to back when inspecting, add or remove ATF until the lower of the two readings is within the correct level.

  1. Adjust the ATF level as necessary, by adding or draining ATF, in order to obtain the desired reading in the "HOT" range on the fluid level indicator.

Inspect ATF Condition



 

  1. Inspect the condition of the ATF in order to make sure that the following signs are NOT present:
    • Mixing of metal particles and or excessive disc friction material
    • Burnt smell
    • Black color
    • No white-colored (engine coolant cross contamination)
  1. If there are signs of the above conditions, remove the automatic transmission assembly and disassemble to inspect and or replace as necessary. Be sure to flush the oil cooler lines and the cooler assembly as necessary.
  2. "White-colored/milkshake ATF" is caused by mixing of water/engine coolant. Therefore, inspect the oil cooler system for signs of damage and repair as necessary. Refer to Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler Flushing and Flow Test.

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
there is no dipstick on 2003 saturn vue manual transmisson
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Saturn expert replied 6 years ago.
Sorry about that idea know we were talking about a Manual transmission that was my oversight i'm sorry

 

Service and Repair

TRANSAXLE FLUID CHECKING PROCEDURE
It is not necessary to check fluid level unless fluid has been changed or a leak is suspected.

CAUTION: MAKE SURE VEHICLE IS PROPERLY SUPPORTED AND SQUARELY POSITIONED ON THE HOIST. TO HELP AVOID PERSONAL INJURY WHEN A VEHICLE IS ON A HOIST, PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE VEHICLE ON THE OPPOSITE END FROM WHICH COMPONENTS ARE BEING REMOVED.

IMPORTANT: Inspect fluid level only when engine is off. Ensure the vehicle is level. The transaxle must be cold.

  1. Raise vehicle.
  2. Remove fluid level check plug.

 



 

  1. Verify that fluid is level with opening.
  2. If transaxle is not properly filled, carefully add Dexron III fluid until it begins to flow out of fill/check plug.
  3. Reinstall fluid level check plug. Torque: Fluid Level Check Plug: 38 Nm (28 ft. lbs.)
  4. Lower vehicle.

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Saturn expert replied 6 years ago.

How many help you ?Above I have listed the information asked for.

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Expert:  Saturn expert replied 6 years ago.
what would you like to know?