When do you need to flush the transmission?

When do you need to flush the transmission?

Flushing the transmission using a machine was common when the transmission fluid was more or less universal. Now, every manufacturer has their own specific fluid that cannot be mixed with anything else. Because repair shops usually have only one flush machine, they may use it for different cars.

What does automatic transmission fluid smell like when new?

Automatic transmission fluid: This also starts out red when new, then progressively turns reddish-brown as it wears and the miles pile up. It feels oily and slick, and thinner than your engine oil. It will smell like petroleum.

When to change Trans fluid on Chevy Suburban?

Waited to 65,000 miles, changed it again- Chevy dealer chaged it- trans was leaking fluid after a week of them changing it. On our Suburban- never changed fluid- no problems.

What causes the transmission fluid to go bad?

Hard use — such as frequent stop-and-go city driving, hauling heavy loads and trailer towing — will accelerate the deterioration. That kind of driving raises the transmission’s operating temperature, and heat puts more strain on the transmission and the fluid.

What kind of fluid does a Chevy Cavalier use?

Providing your Chevy Cavalier with both the proper amount and type of transmission fluid is especially critical for Cavaliers that utilize an automatic transmission, which contains more parts than a manual transmission, breaks down easier and can be thousands of dollars to fix or replace.

Where is the ATF plug on a Chevy Cavalier?

Many models of Chevy Cavalier do not have dipsticks for automatic transmission fluid (ATF). An oil level control plug found on the transmission’s torque conversion side for these models will let an owner view the level of transmission fluid in the vehicle.

Where is the fluid check hole on a Chevy Cavalier?

Fluid level should be at the bottom of the fluid check hole. Because the transaxle operates correctly over a range of fluid levels, fluid may or may not drain out of the fluid check hole when the fluid level screw is removed. If fluid drains through the fluid check hole, this transaxle may have been overfilled.

Do you leave the engine running to check transmission fluid?

Leave the engine running when checking transmission fluid levels in Cavaliers with an oil level control plugs; this will prevent the transmission fluid, which is often extremely hot, from pouring out from the plug. Transmission fluid levels should be flush with the screw-like threads found on the oil level control plug.