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 Post subject: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:16 pm 
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hi all how do i check the transmission fluid on my ef fairmont series 2 it is a sealed automatic

 

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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:42 pm 
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There is a plug on the drivers side of the transmission roughly behind the cat convertor. Undo this and oil should run out, if not, top up till it does and refit the plug. Oil should be nice and pink, if it is dark brown or even black, get you trans flushed and serviced.
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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:34 pm 
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There is a plug on the drivers side of the transmission roughly behind the cat convertor. Undo this and oil should run out, if not, top up till it does and refit the plug. Oil should be nice and pink, if it is dark brown or even black, get you trans flushed and serviced.


sorry i meant how do i check the level n top up if need be

 

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Thats how you do it.
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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Thats how you do it.


i dont get it how do u know the level

 

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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Undo the plug and oil should run out, if not, top up till it does and refit the plug
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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:05 pm 
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the oil level should be level with the bottom of the hole when you remove the filler bolt.

usually a little will come out when the bolt is removed if the box is full..
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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:11 pm 
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i probaly sound like an idiot and im sorry if i do but how does oil coming out of a hole tell me how much fluid is in there isnt there some kind of a level or dipstik type thing i can pull out?

 

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The correct oil level equeals the bottom of the plug hole on a level surface. When oil trickles out of the hole it means that the level is right. Same system is used on manual gearboxes and diffs for years.
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i probaly sound like an idiot and im sorry if i do but how does oil coming out of a hole tell me how much fluid is in there isnt there some kind of a level or dipstik type thing i can pull out?


no dipstick, the filler hole is the full level...
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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:20 pm 
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ahh kk i get it now so how do fill it up if i need to?

 

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ahh kk so i need to buy a pump i take it i fill it in the same spot as i check it

 

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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:49 pm 
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Yes I got my pump from auto one. 30 ish $
Handy for doing ur diff aswell.
Comes with a clear plastic tube about 60cm long.

So yes dump the oil in a short pan/ bucket . Tighten bolt back on.
Then refill the upper bolt hole using your pump.
It takes a while as u have to keep refilling the pump several times as it only holds a certain amount. When it oozes back out of the upper hole stop, tighten bolt back on.

Then do a lil experiment.
Measure the old fluid against what's been used out of your new bottles.
That will determine if you have been driving around with ur tranny a lil low or not.
Well that's what I would do..
Did this with my diff recently.

 

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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:54 pm 
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Have u ever had it serviced at a mechanics?
You should change the filter aswell.
I'm guessing ur model would have a filter like mine.
This requires lots of bolts to drop the oil pan. Haha good luck

 

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 Post subject: Re: checking transmissions fluid on ef
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:56 pm 
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i tink i will take it to my mechanic it has a small leak in the cooler line which is why i thought i should check the level but its only a small leak so i sud be fine to drive it around the corner to the mechanic

 

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