I plan on doing that in the near future, the fluid just really needed to be changed as it reminded me of the engine oil when it was draining through the plug. Maybe it's overkill, but I wouldn't wait until 60k. The G8 was Pontiac's first since the and the coupe last sold in 2006. Then when I tried driving it again and put it into Drive it wouldn't go anywhere, but it went into Reverse just fine. If it has enough in it that it needs replaced,you more than likely have other problems in the tranny. Everything else on the topic has pretty much been covered. You will not see a significant difference between draining it once or three times.
If it's just removing the drain plug, I might be able to manage being under there without raising it because I'm pretty slender. Okay, I'm attempting to do this. Our research indicates that your vehicle does not have a transmission fluid dipstick. With a hot engine running remove the plug. If you haven't ever changed your oil, by all means get a new gasket and a filter gasket.
On other cars I've had, we've added fluid in the dipstick tube. The last Pontiac G8 rolled off the assembly line on June 19, 2009. Look at the screen in the filter and look for chunks. If these machines operate under high pressure do they also tend to cause problems? You can easily reach under there and pull the plug. I checked my transmission level and it's good. In March 2008, a commercial based on the 1980s ran nationally. General production began 18 December 2007.
It could also be found in the. Do you have any thoughts or ideas? I have started doing a bit of maintenance myself changed brake pads last spring and will do headlight bulb today and am pretty handy, so I thought of tackling this also. Hook up the hose and add the rest of the fluid. Dave Dave,Many thanks for the super helpful and thorough reply!!! Your car must be level when the fluid is checked and we therefore recommend having a mechanic with a hydraulic lift or underground bay check your transmission fluid. I'm at 76,000 miles on my 2003 Auto, base.
If nothing comes out you will need to add fluid until it begins to trickle out. If so, why do I hear so much about people changing it then? Toyota was kind enough to put a drain plug on the transmission oil pan. The engine must be running when the transmission fluid fill plug is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur. You're going to get a hundred different opinions from a hundred different people. I'll keep you guys updated once I get it taken care of, which will be Friday afternoon. It was 'red' at 34,400 miles when we bought the car in 05 so I don't know if its original fluid or not. Let the transmission fluid 2 drain until the transmission fluid 2 drips from the transmission fluid pan inspection hole.
Yes, the leaves are gorgeous right now! DaveAt work we call it a flush, but it's an incorrect term. The Vibe is high enough that you shouldn't need to jack it up to drop the pan. Not sure on the last part. In order to check the transmission fluid, your vehicle likely has check valve on the bottom of the transmission on the bottom of your car. Is it better overall to have someone replace fluid manually? I put 2 new quarts of transmission fluid in my car, and was able to drive in Reverse fine and even in Drive. Heater Hose Relocation mod to be done soon. These types of transmissions are designed to be maintenance free.
Unfortunately it does require two bottles because it uses just 3-6 oz of the 2nd bottle. Drop the filter and a little mess will ensue, just be ready for it. I thought that was odd, but I have been going to this shop for 3 years, so I trust 'em. The G8 lineup also adds standard , with connectivity provided later in the year, and four new exterior color choices: Maverick Silver Metallic, Sport Red Metallic, Stryker Blue Metallic and Pacific Slate Metallic. Add your oil to the proper level, 4. I did check the color of it using the dipstick and it looks like motor oil blackish rather than red.
By December 2008, the rear wheel drive G8 had not become the expected sales replacement for the previous front-drive models, with 11,000 unsold G8s in the inventory and just 13,000 sold. The old fluid that came out 40K was dark red. What procedure to they follow? That being said it will probably fall to pieces next week. Pontiac G8 Overview Manufacturer Also called Middle East, South Africa Brazil Production December 2007 — June 2009 2008—2009 Assembly Australia: Body and chassis 2-door cancelled 4-door Related Powertrain 3. It has nothing to do with them trying to get you to spend more money with them. You want to pull the pan because you want to see what is in the pan.