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2006 Saturn Ion Question: have any idea how to drain and add transaxle fluid in the transaxle casing?
Answer #1goodguy April 13, 2013, 05:07Master
if it doesnt have a drain plug in the pan then you have to drop the pan to refill you should have a dipstick tube where you check the fluid level,thats where you refill it be sure not to overfill it
Replychilli1327, May 07, 2013, 08:01Rookie
This is totally 100% incorrect for this make model and year. Please don't post totally incorrect and false information.
Replymecajunboy, May 08, 2013, 07:10Enthusiast
what exactly is 100% totally incorrect....This is a question and answer blog....I asked a simple question?
Replychilli1327, May 08, 2013, 08:02Rookie
The response was answered to goodguy, not you.
Replymecajunboy, May 08, 2013, 21:45Enthusiast
O.K. but you didn't even address the question at hand...and by the way, the person you were correcting was quoting Chilton repair manual for Saturn Ion 06. so if you're correcting anyone correct Chilton Repair Manual...
Replychilli1327, May 10, 2013, 08:00Rookie
Read my answer and directions. If you do the work you will see that I am correct. He was quoting how to change AUTOMATIC transmission oil. Some people engage their mouth before putting their brain in gear. If your car has an automatic transmission you should have said so in your original posting. And if that is the case, I apologize. If not...
Answer #2chilli1327 May 07, 2013, 08:00Rookie
Remove the drivers side wheel. On the side of the case you will see the fill hole. It is a flush mounted screw with the head about 3/4" across. It is shiny compared to the case. it uses a number 8 size hex allen key. I had to use a long extension with a socket type hex. The drain plug is the same and is hiding behind the control arm just below and to the left of the fill hole, and you can easily get to it from underneath the car. You will need an allen key for the drain hole.
When you first remove the fill plug, you will get fluid coming out because it was overfilled when originally assembled but this does not matter. When filling, it will require 1.7 quarts to bring it up to where it will start to overflow from the fill hole. I used a graduated funnel with a stop/start flow control and this allowed me to fill it with minimal spillage.
Replymecajunboy, May 08, 2013, 07:11Enthusiast
thanks so much.....got it !