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 Post subject: Fairmont Ghia 1999 AU Transmission oil problems
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Can anyone help?

After changing the transmission oil and filter on my 1999 Au Fairmont it started to when cold not wanting to pull away in drive, so i did some research and its Probably due to the fact that I have under filled the transmission fluid which sounds about right coz it’s a b**ch to refill. Anyway i have only gone and rounded the filler bolt and can’t get the F***** off again. Yes i know i screwed up!!.
Is there any other way i can top up the transmission fluid. eg via the converter pipes near the radiator? Or some other way.

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 Post subject: Re: Fairmont Ghia 1999 AU Transmission oil problems
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:56 pm 
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not really! you need to fill it from the filler plug while the engine is running...
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 Post subject: Re: Fairmont Ghia 1999 AU Transmission oil problems
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:52 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
not really! you need to fill it from the filler plug while the engine is running...


really? i filled mine while mine was off and turned out fine.
also im puttin a new torque convertor in should i fill it a bit while it on the ground or just do as above and fill while cars running. ? park or neutral or a gear?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fairmont Ghia 1999 AU Transmission oil problems
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:06 pm 
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the correct way is fill it to the top of the filler hole, start the car so the fluid is circulated through the converter and pump, put it in l,2,3,drv, rev and back to neutral and check the level while still idling, if it needs more fill it untill fluid starts coming out the filler.... done
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 Post subject: Re: Fairmont Ghia 1999 AU Transmission oil problems
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:32 am 
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Thanks for you feedback, As this will probably be the last transmission change I will give the car. Is there any way I can top the oil up through the converter?


TROYMAN wrote:
the correct way is fill it to the top of the filler hole, start the car so the fluid is circulated through the converter and pump, put it in l,2,3,drv, rev and back to neutral and check the level while still idling, if it needs more fill it untill fluid starts coming out the filler.... done
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 Post subject: Re: Fairmont Ghia 1999 AU Transmission oil problems
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:41 am 
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Thanks for you feedback, As this will probably be the last transmission change I will give the car. Is there any way I can top the oil up through the converter?


nah man, the convertor is right inside the bell housing. so when your box is on you dont have access to it.

troyman. should i put some fluid in the new convertor then put it on the box or just do as per normal filling.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fairmont Ghia 1999 AU Transmission oil problems
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:03 am 
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yep, just a litre or so, that way it dont take to long to prime the box on first start up...
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