Oil filter or transmission fluid add location

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AARON ALLEN
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  • 2003 SATURN VUE
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Cannot find oil filter or transmission fluid add location
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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM

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Engine oil filter is located in the front left side of the vehicle and must be accessed from the top. You will need a 32 mm socket to loosen the cap in the picture below, or a 68 mm oil filter wrench.
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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 AT 8:45 PM
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Personally, I would leave the transmission fluid and servicing and fluid adding to the pros, as it is a complex process on this vehicle. But here is the information.

Transmission fluid replacement

Image one here.

Raise and support the vehicle.
Place a drain pan under the transmission.
Remove the lower tube assembly drain plug.

Image two here.

Remove the lower tube assembly from the transmission. Allow the fluid to completely drain.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.

Install the lower tube assembly into the transmission.
Tighten
Tighten the assembly to 20 N.M (15 lb ft).

Image three here.

Temporarily install the original lower tube plug. Do not tighten.
Lower the vehicle.
Important: Do not use ATF P/N 21005966 or P/N 21019223. These fluids are not compatible with this transmission.

Fill the transmission to the proper level with Saturn DEX-CVT(R) Fluid P/N 22688912.
Install a scan tool.
With the vehicle on a flat and level surface, start the vehicle.
Circulate the fluid through the transmission using the following procedure:
11.1. With the brake applied, shift the transmission from the PARK (P) to reverse (R) for 10 seconds.
11.2. Shift the transmission to DRIVE (D) for ten seconds.
11.3. Shift the transmission to PARK (P), allowing the engine to remain running.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the lower tube assembly drain plug and discard.
Perform the following procedure to assure proper fluid level:
If the fluid drains down at a steady stream from the opening, allow the fluid to drain until it stops.
If no fluid or a very small amount of fluid drains, add fluid to the transmission until a steady stream starts to drain. Stop adding fluid immediately. Allow the fluid to drain until it stops,
Install a new lower tube assembly plug and clean any excess fluid from the transmission.
Tighten
Tighten the plug to 11 N.M (97 lb in).

Lower the vehicle.
Important: Do not remove the lower tube assembly drain plug.

With the scan tool, record the TRANS FLUID TEMP.
If the TRANS FLUID TEMP is 20 C (68 F) or less, add 0.47 liter (0.5 qt) of fluid to the transmission.
If the TRANS FLUID TEMP is 40 C (104 F), add 0.71 liter (0.75 qt) of fluid to the transmission.
If the TRANS FLUID TEMP is 60 C (140 F), add 0.95 liter (1.0 qt) of fluid to the transmission.
If the TRANS FLUID TEMP is 80 C (176 F), add 1.2 liter (1.25 qt) of fluid to the transmission.
Turn OFF the ignition.
Add Saturn DEX-CVT additive P/N 22697447 to the transmission using the provided applicator. Inject the entire contents into the transmission.
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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 AT 8:55 PM

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