The stalling of it going into drive just started 2010. Remove the oil pan from underneath the car and dump old transmission fluid into a container. The worst thing I have seen posted regarding using other fluid is hard shifts. Once the hose clamps are loosened and the bolt is removed then wiggle the intake tubing to remove it. However these steps are not all inclusive. The contact stated that the transmission failed twice while merging into traffic at various speeds. My check engine light comes on at least once a month.
Loosen the drain plug; it is also torqued from the factory. Loosening the fill plug on the transmission. Gm has issued customer satisfaction program recall 10285 - v2386 in February 2001 for this exact same problem but it only covers 2005, 2006 and 2007 Vues. I stopped filling after 4 to check the fluid level. I tried to do this here but could not get an accurate reading. By hand back out the drain plug and remove it.
The reason I decided to change the fluid was because we had experienced over the last 10,000 miles or so between 30 and 50 mph the transmission would sort of hunt for the correct gear and would lug down from trying to shift into overdrive. While I tried to document some detail and pertinent steps that might not otherwise be known, some common sense and mechanical aptitude is required for this. Gm has issued customer satisfaction program recall 10285 - v2386 in February 2001 for this exact same problem but it only covers 2005, 2006 and 2007 Vues. The transmission has now been replaced 3 times since 2004 due to other defects jerky gear shifting, stalling for several seconds. When I removed ours it had quite a bit of metal fragments on it. The recall reprograms the power train control module to correct the problem.
. I had to apply a bit of force to loosen it. I tried to post to the how to library but apparently don't have priveleges to do that. Take the car for a test drive. It takes several attempts to start the vehicle and when it does start, it stalls going into drive. Z1 transmission fluid was used.
Service tech rode with me and noticed that the rpms would jump up when we were just driving at a steady speed. Locate the transmission fill plug, it is almost directly underneath the back side of the intake tubing just before the tubing bends around to go into the throttle body. By this point the fluid level should be just touching the very bottom of the dipstick. Carefully remove the washer also or it will fall down underneath the car. I may try some Mobil 1 fluid my self. Then every 40k i just do a simple 1x drain and fill till 200k then repeat.
To refill the transmission start by removing the fill plug that we loosened earlier. The transmission had made a knocking sound which had come from the catalytic converter heat shield. I drove for approximately 15 minutes until the coolant temperature was at the normal operating range. Remove the bolt holding the intake tubing to the intake manifold using a 10 mm socket. I am not responsible for damage to any vehicle if someone chooses to use these steps and the result is adverse. Tools needed are pictured and listed below. Z1 transmission fluid was used.
Go ahead and tighten the fill plug down, you may or may not need to add more fluid later, but the car must be driven around a little to bring the fluid up to operating temperature. It has a black handle. Loosening the fill plug on the transmission. The capacity for this transmission is 4. Sounds like playing cards on bicycle spokes. Removal of the air intake tubing. The capacity for this transmission is 4.
Take a break and let the transmission drain until it stops. These are the steps that I used and have had no problems. This last transmission is the absolute worse! Once back another fluid check is needed. Vehicle Info: 2007 Saturn Vue 3. The dealer stated that a new transmission was needed. With a clean paper towel wipe of the drain plug so that it is free of any metal fragments or old fluid.
My view has 128k miles on it. When going up and hills or driving on rough roads my speed decreases with out my control. Was moving along about 55 mph in moderate state highway traffic and the transmission started grinding and vehicle lost all power. Then add 3 more quarts. Have taken it to a different dealer. I almost want to agree with bismark I did use Honda Z1. This task is relatively easy, if you can change oil on your car than you can also change the transmission fluid.
I stopped filling after 4 to check the fluid level. If someone can help there too that'd be cool. I added another half quart after this and it brought the level to just above the bottom mark on the dipstick. Re install the intake tubing in the reverse order that it was removed. So with the car warmed up and parked on a level surface I turned off the engine and checked the fluid level.