1997 ISUZU RODEO CHANGE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

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  • 1997 Isuzu Rodeo
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 49,998 miles

1997 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2L V6 mileage: 50,000. I would like to change the automatic transmission fluid in my vehicle (I am familiar with the procedure on older vehicles) but on my Isuzu the transmission is a sealed unit. It has an overfill and drain plug. I drained approximately 3 quarts and filled it with about the same amount through the overfill hole so the best I was able to do was a partial change (total capacity = 9.1qts). I have searched everywhere for information on how to service this type of transmission (4L30-E) to no avail. Regardless of whether or not it is supposed to be serviced at 100,000+ miles I would rather change oil than change a transmission. How do you change the oil on this type of transmission? The service manual I have gives no specifics.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 9:12 AM

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This type of transmission does not require service. The manufacturers have used a type of transmission oil that does not break down and consequently does not require changing.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 9:14 AM

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