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how do you change the filter in the transaxle on a 2003 saturn vue?

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how do you change the filter in the transaxle on a 2003 saturn vue?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  ASEtech replied 8 years ago.

If you are looking for general procedures this is a good and comprehensive site. Howver the manual does not even reccomend changing the fluid at all. The filter is not one of those that is changable it is inside the transaxle. The book says that you should change the fluid only after 50,000 miles under heavy towing conditions.

Expert:  JonathanOnny replied 8 years ago.
you have a cvt transmission and there is an internalt filter that can be change only thing the book time is about 9 hours for awd. this will be covered under warranty when the trans goes and the dealer rebuilds the trans under warranty.( this trans is the only thing covered up to 70k miles and 7 years) if your trans hasnt failed yet it will soon. this is a common problem with the cvt they always need to be rebuild or replace. dont change the filter unless you want to attemp to rebuild your trans. thanks for using just answer let me know if this helps you. thnaks again Jon