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Has anyone changed the fluid in their manual transmission? Haven't really taken a good look at the tranny, but didn't see any obvious drain & fill plugs. Where is the drain, where is the fill plug? Any special tools/techniques required? Any pictures or how-to's online that you are aware of? Any tips that will help speed up the fluid change? Thanks for the help.
 

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Hhaha I've had to drain and fill this trans enough times. There is no drain plug, you have to unbolt the drain pan and have a bucket ready. For filling you can either fill thru the axles if you take the shafts out, OR there is a small fill plug that you can use on passenger side near where the axle goes in.
 

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M/T Fluid Change

Thanks for the info. I saw the pan, but assumed since it was a M/T, there might be another way to drain. Assume you need to purchase a gasket for the pan? - please confirm parts req'd.
 

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Thanks for the info. I saw the pan, but assumed since it was a M/T, there might be another way to drain. Assume you need to purchase a gasket for the pan? - please confirm parts req'd.
If you are careful, you can keep the original gasket. I haven't broken a drain pan gasket yet.
 

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changing 2004 forenza auto transmission fluid or flush

Hey, I have a 2004 suzuki forenza I was at my uncle garage and he did an oil change, oil fliter, coolant flush for me and i wanted him to do a transmission fluid flush / change however i didnt see a dip stick or a cap. I thought if ur looking at it with from the front with hood open that its to the right and bottom looked like its in a steel box. I assume I would have to remove that pan and be ready for it to spill.

also have anyof you have had to change a thermostat. I had an electric diagnostic done on my car and code p0128 poped up coolant below threshold. we did pull the thermostat out of the housing and it didnt appear to be stuck closed or open, I thought it was stuck open because the engine didnt over heat that usually means stuck open if its stuck shut that means ur engine will overheat. However we pulled it out and it looked okay was able to move it up and down and the springs seemed ok. I did buy a new gasket for it dealer part and used that seal for it and put the old thermostat back it, we tried to get a new thermostat but stores didnt have it and would be a while before dealer had any instock. so thats why we used the old one.

Plus with the new coolant i think will help it. I had dirty black coolant before the coolant flush so i think that caused the chk enging lght to come on.

we did reset the chk engine light and was able to go home about 10 miles and the light remained out so good news their. So has anyone ever had a thermostat problem or known anyone who has which could help me out.

all My work got done except for the transmission fluid, I never change a transmission fluid on this car before and had no clue where it was. So if u could help me out on where it is and how to open it and how to pour new transmisson fluid in that be great

thanks,
lou

I apologize for the long message and also about talking about something besides just my topic of transmission but i thought i express all what im doing
 

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what is the name of the pan for the transmission? something hit my car and it as a hole and leaks oil, but I cannot find the part cause I don't know the name of it.
can someone please let me know what's it called and where I can find it?
 
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