2006 Saturn Ion Q&A
2006 Saturn Ion Question: have any idea how to drain and add transaxle fluid in the transaxle casing?
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 - goodguy
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. - chilli1327