Transaxle fluid

Tiny
BRIANM_14
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My '05 Forenza needs a transaxle fluid change - it takes a special fluid. Is there any place to get this other than the dealer? Any reason I can't change it myself?

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Saturday, May 5th, 2007 AT 3:17 AM

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Tiny
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Transaxle Fluid Level Checking Procedure
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Tech1Tip: fill/check plug tool

Tools Required
DW260-070 Plug Remover/Installer
Start the engine and allow the engine to idle for approximately 5 minutes, or, if possible, drive the vehicle for a few kilometers (miles) to warm the transaxle fluid. Check the fluid level when the transaxle is over 30 C (86 F).
Fig. 85: View Of Transaxle From Bottom
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Press the brake pedal and move the shift lever through the gear ranges, pausing a few seconds in each range. Return the shift lever to the park position. (Left-Hand Drive Shown, Right-Hand Drive Similar.)
Fig. 86: Identifying Shift Lever Gear Ranges
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Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
Place a fluid container below the fluid level plug.
WARNING:Do not remove the fluid level plug if the transaxle fluid is hot. This may cause injury if the fluid drains from the plug hole.

Remove the fluid level plug using the plug remover/ installer DW260-070. Because the transaxle operates correctly over a range of levels, fluid may or may not drain out of the plug hole when the plug is removed.
Fig. 87: Removing Fluid Level Plug
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Check the oil fluid level. If fluid does not drain through the plug hole after adding a total of 4 liters, then the transaxle was either underfilled or the transaxle is leaking fluid. Inspect the transaxle for fluid leaks. Fix any leaks before setting the transaxle fluid level.
Fig. 88: Changing Fluid
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Install the fluid level plug using the plug remover/installer DW260-070.
Tighten
Tighten the Plug to 45 N.M (33 lb-ft).
When the fluid level checking procedure is completed, wipe any fluid from the transaxle case with a rag or shop towel. Also, check that the fluid fill cap and the vent tube are properly installed.
Fig. 89: Installing Fluid Level Plug
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Changing the Fluid
Tools Required
DW260-070 Plug Remover/Installer
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
Place a fluid container below the fluid drain plug.
Remove the transaxle fluid drain plug using the plug remover/installer DW260-070.
Fig. 90: Removing Transaxle Fluid Drain Plug
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Adding transaxle fluid. Refer to "TRANSAXLE FLUID LEVEL CHECKING PROCEDURE:".
Install the transaxle fluid drain plug using the plug remover/installer DW260-070.
Tighten
Tighten the Plug to 45 N.M (33 lb-ft).
Connect the negative battery cable.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 5:38 AM
Tiny
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Anybody know where to get one of these thingies?
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
DAVE H
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Your local dealer will be able to supply the tool or your local autoparts store will be able to get you one !
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 4:30 AM

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