You need a 17mm Hex key to take the drian plugs out.
There one under the tranny and another in the front of it.
Take em both out, drain the oil, refit the one underneath and re fill with new synthetic oil via the speedo drive hole till the oil level starts to spill out the front drain hole.
You can try to get fluid in the top fill hole but unless you are pumping it in it is hard to get the fluid in there. Taking out the speed sensor is really easy, just make sure to use brake clean and clean the crap from around it.
Always take out the fill plug first so that you know you can get fluid back in once it's drained out. Just so it's clear, if you're going to use the speed sensor hole to fill the tranny, make sure the fill plug is out so that the tranny is not overfilled.
Re: changin trans oil- ho do you do? (TrannyCracker)
Some probably think it's easier.. I just used a funnel and some 3/8" tubing going down to the fill hole.
finding the 17mm allen wrench was the hardest part, hah..
took 2 auto zones, a pep boys and 2 sears to find one that had it!
Also I used the vw gear oil cause I like wasting money
Dumb question, but is this for the auto or manual tranny? I have an automatic and I want to change the fluid. Its got 74K miles on the car, is this wise?
Auto transmissions should have the ATF changed every two years or 48,000 kms. Some of the friction surfaces are less than a couple of pieces of paper thick so wear can easily happen. To make this transmission last you should change the fluid regularily.
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