have any idea how to drain and add transaxle fluid in the transaxle casing? on 2006 Saturn Ion

2006 Saturn Ion

by in Marrero, LA on April 12, 2013
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2 answers 6 comments
ANSWER by , May 07, 2013
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.
COMMENT by , May 08, 2013
thanks so much.....got it !
ANSWER by , April 13, 2013
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
COMMENT by , May 07, 2013
This is totally 100% incorrect for this make model and year. Please don't post totally incorrect and false information.
COMMENT by , May 08, 2013
what exactly is 100% totally incorrect....This is a question and answer blog....I asked a simple question?
COMMENT by , May 08, 2013
The response was answered to goodguy, not you.
COMMENT by , May 08, 2013
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...
COMMENT by , May 10, 2013
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...