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Where do I refill trans fluid? by huracan2015
Started on: 06-23-2014 03:05 PM
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Report this Post06-23-2014 03:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for huracan2015Send a Private Message to huracan2015Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's a nice day and I'm changing the oil and trans fluid, just got new gasket on. I feel really stupid, but I cannot figure out where to refill the transmission fluid. Help please?
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Report this Post06-23-2014 03:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
In the same tube you check the fluid level. Did you replace the filter?

Fluid should be warm and car in Park when checking the level (to top off).

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In the same tube you check the fluid level. Did you replace the filter?

Fluid should be warm and car in Park when checking the level (to top off).



Yes I did. And your really just supposed to funnel it back in the dipstick pipe?
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Originally posted by huracan2015:


Yes I did. And your really just supposed to funnel it back in the dipstick pipe?


I havent had an auto Fiero, but alot of GM cars are like that.
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Originally posted by huracan2015:

And your really just supposed to funnel it back in the dipstick pipe?


Unless you can find another way of doing it...

Yes, that's how it's done.
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Report this Post06-23-2014 03:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for huracan2015Send a Private Message to huracan2015Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Alright thank you. That seems easy enough. Next question, which oil filter is better? I am getting 1 of those 2. Please don't recommend others. I'm looking for the performance version, but can't figure it out.

http://shop.advanceautopart...earchTerm=oil+filter

http://shop.advanceautopart...earchTerm=oil+filter
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Report this Post06-23-2014 03:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just get a stock OEM recommended replacement. You dont need a performance filter in a T125 auto. I generally tell anyone to NOT change fluid in an auto EVER unless you do heavy duty trailer towing. DEFINATELY DO NOT FLUSH IT OUT. When you think its got enough, drive it a few miles to work thru all the valves and passages and recheck it. Its checked ONLY on level ground, running and in neutral or park. If your trans starts slipping or shifting erratic, it was due to you changing it . Ive seen (and had) autos go out completely after an fluid change, within weeks.
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Report this Post06-23-2014 03:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for huracan2015Send a Private Message to huracan2015Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I should already not be driving this car, it slips already with too much gas, and easing on the throttle, it doesnt shift untiul redline. But, hey, I'm driving this thing till its shot completely. been 3 months like this and it's my dd
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Report this Post06-23-2014 05:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
n/m - my answer was for Getrag...

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Report this Post06-23-2014 05:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for huracan2015Send a Private Message to huracan2015Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Put a normal filter on it, put the fluid in the check pipe, all good. Thanks guys
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Originally posted by huracan2015:

I should already not be driving this car, it slips already with too much gas, and easing on the throttle, it doesnt shift untiul redline. But, hey, I'm driving this thing till its shot completely. been 3 months like this and it's my dd


What a testimony to General Motors! I thought that trans was done a month Three Months ago.

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Report this Post06-23-2014 06:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Check the website for auto-rx , there are quite a few testimonials on there about it helping people with slipping auto trannys. I am not connected to the company in any way, just passing on info.
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What a testimony to General Motors! I thought that trans was done a month Three Months ago.



I know! People say GM is crap, but some are really good! Every day my car runs is a surprise to me. The TC locked up one day and started smoking, wouldn't get out of 1st gear, but let it sit for 24 hours and BOOM back to normal!
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What a testimony to General Motors! I thought that trans was done a month Three Months ago.



Hurican, he was being sarcastic. Bub, you just keep at it. You will learn. Like I said, you have come a long way in short period of time. And I said before. Get a factory service manual. Or download it from fieronews if you can.

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And keep asking away at the forum as well. We are here for ya! But also try to figure it out on your own. When you solve a problem you would be surprised how much confidence that can give you.
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Hurican, he was being sarcastic. Bub, you just keep at it. You will learn. Like I said, you have come a long way in short period of time. And I said before. Get a factory service manual. Or download it from fieronews if you can.


Its funny though since it goes against peoples opinions of GM. You can understand why I thought he was serious, right?
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And keep asking away at the forum as well. We are here for ya! But also try to figure it out on your own. When you solve a problem you would be surprised how much confidence that can give you.


Alright thanks! I just want to make sure I do everything right. Even if I know, I ask to confirm
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Originally posted by huracan2015:

I should already not be driving this car, it slips already with too much gas, and easing on the throttle, it doesnt shift untiul redline. But, hey, I'm driving this thing till its shot completely. been 3 months like this and it's my dd


Thats what I do to auto trans too. Dont touch it till it dies, then get a rebuild. Ive driven autos for years with bad transmissions before. I had one I drove for 3 years you had to let up on the gas for it to shift all the time.

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Report this Post06-24-2014 10:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Lambo nutSend a Private Message to Lambo nutEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It is hit or miss, but I have personally used this stuff with pretty amazing results on various transmission problems. Some shifting, or lag, some leak problems. One was a Pontiac transport van that would not move at all. Replaced fluid and filter, (pan was FULL of band material). Got a few more good months out of it before having to redo tranny. It is not a miracle cure all, but if it does not make some difference for you I would be really surprised!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8pURv8C1Wg

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Yes I did. And your really just supposed to funnel it back in the dipstick pipe?


The other option is to drill a fill hole in the transaxle and weld it up when you're done. A funnel is easier.
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