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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Subaru
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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Unscrewed the wrong drain plug... drained ouit about 2 litre

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hi ... unscrewed the wrong drain plug... drained ouit about 2 litre of trans fluid....
JA: When was the last time your transmission fluid was checked? Changed?
Customer: never
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2015 crosstrex
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I did nothing... just curious of I should bring it to the dealer.... my closest dealer is 1200km away
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

Hey how are you

i would add the fluid that was drained back to it the 2 litre

these are the fluid type and capacity needed

CVT Fluid Capacity ....................................... 12.3 - 12.9 qt (11.68 - 12.18)

CVT Fluid (CVTF) Type ......................................... SUBARU CVT Fluid Lineartronic II Always use the recommended CVTF for CVT. Using other fluid will cause malfunction.

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Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Tedchnician

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
how do I add the fluid?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

it goes back in the same drain hole it came out .

there is a special trans pump we use to fill them.

but I understand you far away from dealer

what you can try , is to buy a fluid transfer pump and get some hoses to fit the drain hole with some seals & gasket to make the connection

and pump fluid back in it .

Let me know if you need anything else on it , just reply back here & we can continue.

if you are good , Please Kindly rate me.

Hope I was helpful to you

A 5 Star Positive Rating is Much Apreciated

This Post Will Stay Open for You To Come back and Ask me Any Follow Up Question You May have on this issue , even after you rate me

Thank You

Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Tedchnician

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
can I still drive around??
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 7 months ago.

it takes 12.9 quarts ,so you did not loose much

but you can drive around to get stuff needed around town to repair it .

I want drive long distance on it