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post #46 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2014
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I must really drain out the fluid then when I do transmission pan drops lol

When I did a pan drop to my old Lumina I had to refill 11 quarts, when I did a transmission pan drop on my 2010 Impala 5 months ago managed to drain out 13 quarts. But I like to also unbolt the accumulator and inspect the housing bores/seals/pistons and ect.

I didn't know Dorman made a transmission pan with a drain plug built-in, where do they place the bolt?
Passenger side of the car on the pan
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Walmart brand or not the Supertech Dexron VI is GM approved and licensed to meet all the criteria to be Dexron VI fluid. Same as motor oil being Dexos approved. If it has the label it meets the standard.
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#4 about servicing the transmission. Some mechanics tell me the fluid does not need to be changed/replaced as long as its the proper color. If its dirty or the wrong color then it needs to be replaced. If your transmission shifts fine then why bother changing the fluid. Is this true or not? My 2010 Impala LS has just over 62k with the original trans fluid and it shifts fine. Should I bother changing it yet. I believe the manual says around 100k.

I do know you have to change the coolant as well as power steering fluid. All mechanics told me these must be done.
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Just had this discussion today about Dexcool..I was right..
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