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    Changing own Trans Fluid?

    How do you change your own Transmission Fluid?

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    Well ,not to be a smart ass, there is a drain and a fill plug that have cast-in"drain" &"fill" labels on the exterior of your T56. The drain is pretty easy. Getting the oil into the fill can be a challenge without a pump device. You can fill the unit through the shifter port(shifter removed. This can be a challenge NOT to drip oil inside the car. It is best to measure the oil and then install it rather than the fill-to spill method. With differences in suspension and elevation while jacked up( if jacked up) it is easy to over fill with the fill-to- spill method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30thbird View Post
    Well ,not to be a smart ass, there is a drain and a fill plug that have cast-in"drain" &"fill" labels on the exterior of your T56. The drain is pretty easy. Getting the oil into the fill can be a challenge without a pump device. You can fill the unit through the shifter port(shifter removed. This can be a challenge NOT to drip oil inside the car. It is best to measure the oil and then install it rather than the fill-to spill method. With differences in suspension and elevation while jacked up( if jacked up) it is easy to over fill with the fill-to- spill method.
    I didnt take that like that at all. I am the one who doesnt know how to do it lol. Thanks for the info it was helpful.

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    Get a pump for like 6 bucks and it will make life easy. Put the car up on 4 jack stands so its level and drain all fluid through the bottom hole. Pump the fluid through the to hole and wait till it starts to spill out. Tighten everything back up and your done.

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    Also, make sure to clean & inspect the threads on the plug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by splitfinger09 View Post
    Get a pump for like 6 bucks and it will make life easy. Put the car up on 4 jack stands so its level and drain all fluid through the bottom hole. Pump the fluid through the to hole and wait till it starts to spill out. Tighten everything back up and your done.
    Which Pump do you suggest?

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    Ive seen gallon container jugs with a pump top at Auto zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy57 View Post
    Which Pump do you suggest?
    Anything that will screw on to the top of your tranny fluid can. Mine didnt even fit right but it will suck all the fluid out of the can in just a few minutes. As the guys at the parts store and theyll have something for you..

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