I have a new to me 1994 Suzuki Sidekick 4dr automatic 4x4. I just dropped the trans pan and changed the filter but I am a little confused as the manual and the auto parts store told me around 2.6 quarts to fill. However I am on 4 quarts already and just barely on the dipstick... whats the deal. Also I noticed that there is a small vacuum hose in the engine compartment leading from the front diff and not attached to anything on the other end... what is this?
That vent tube should run from the diff up into the engine bay near front of rocker cover and would have had a cap on it. This vent allows the diff to get warm and allow the air in the pumpkin to ebb and flow with the heat changes.
I want to tell you a story about changing tranny fluid in my geo trackers. I would once a year have my mechanic change my tranny fluid in my trackers. He would take the pan off and change the filter- about 3 qts. Well I found out when I took it to real tranny shop and hade them do a tranny service where they actually drain the torque converter and do it right the tranny holds approximately 10 qts. Don`t believe me? Ask the experts.
10 quarts?? You must have a leak somewhere - are you sure it isn't dripping out on the floor??
If you are just draining and refilling the auto tranny (specs for 3 speed), it takes 6 pints (2.8 liters) of tranny fluid. If you are doing an overhaul, it takes 9.7 pints (4.6 liters).
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