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Old 12-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I replace the transmission fluid for a 1999 suzuki esteem wagon ? Suzuki service manual indicates a plug to drain the fuid. However I am not been able to locate the plug. Thanks.
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Do you see a bolt in the bottom with a 10mm hex in it? Thats it. I drain mine at every oil change, you get about 2 to 2 1/2 qts out each time. I figure thats about $200 in fluid every 100K miles, not bad insurance.

The torque is 29 Ft lbs. BTW
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Thanks for the info. I still can't locate the bolt. Do you have a picture showing the bolt and location. ?
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I can get a pic, I assume you have a 1.8?
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Personally I just have it done at a transmission shop......usually costs about 59 bucks or so and they change the filter as well........
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Personally I just have it done at a transmission shop......usually costs about 59 bucks or so and they change the filter as well........
I thought the filter was not changeable? If it is I will likely have the filter changed at a shop or read up in my manual, if I can do it W/O major disassembly I will. I posted that question and was told it isn't changeable.

After 4 or so oil drains the fluid looks brand new, and its not a hassle as long as I'm under there doing the engine oil.
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I stand corrected by Isuzuzuki man.....My bad........maybe it doesnt have a filter I cant find one in the A/T diagram anyway......so its around 60 to change it......however now that im actually looking at the manual.......I could just do this myself when I do the oil change. It certainly looks easy enough.......Its 5.28 US pints of Dexron III.
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The filter is not replaceable it requires removing the transmission from the car and then being disassembled to get to the filter, not worth your time and trouble.
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