2005 Saturn Ion fluid

Tiny
WORKING MAN
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  • 2005 SATURN ION
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 69,000 MILES
How do you change the auto matic trans fluid and how much does it take
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Saturday, December 19th, 2009 AT 2:13 PM

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Tiny
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Theres a drain plug on the bottom of the transmission its a 24mm head thats where u drain it no filter to change it takes about 4.2 quarts the dipstick/fill hole is held down by a 12mm bolt.I would recomend using the saturn fluid. Let me know how it comes out.
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Sunday, December 20th, 2009 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
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Just changed fluid it has a inside filter ! No drain plug. Not a hard job thanks for your input! Alot of auto parts resalers say you have no filter or you got to break the case apart -i found that to be untrue -just a regular filter like any other.
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Friday, December 25th, 2009 AT 2:42 PM
Tiny
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Iam sorry I was thinking of the 03 04 ion they changed the transmission to the ls transmission in 05 that one has a filter and takes close to 7 quarts it has a level hole no dipstick u fill it idling in park till it just starts to come out of the level hole. Is that how u filled it?
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Friday, December 25th, 2009 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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Put in 4.5 quarts, parts store said 4.2
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Monday, December 28th, 2009 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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The 03 04 trans without the removable trans pan took 4.2 Mitchel on demand says drain and refill for ur car 6.9 quarts. Let me know how it goes.
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Monday, December 28th, 2009 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
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I captured most of the fluid and it filled a gallon jug and eye ball guessed it -had car since it had 11000 miles so it was not changed, figured it was close. Didn't drop much on cardboard so replaced what was in it.
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 AT 10:51 AM

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