Date registered: Jun 2004
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have bought fluid and filter yet?. make sure you alos get a copper washer for the convertor bung and a pan gasket.
First step is to get the trans hot by going for a short drive.
next ,get the car in a SAFE position so you can get under and remove the pan on the bottom of the auto trans.
Clean the outside of the Trans...Most important to make sure NO Dirt gets into the trans.
make sure you a LARGE pan to catch 5 liters of hot trans fluid beause on some of those trans there isn't any drain plug.
with the pan off,look at the bell housing on the rear of the engine.on the bottom there is a grill,and on the front side a small metal plate.
remove the plate so you can put a screw drive in there and rotate the torque converter by levering against the ring gear.make sure you turn the engine in the correct direction.
Turn it until you can see a small round plug on the outside of the convertor.this has a 5mm allen head socket in it,undo this and let ALL the fluid drain out.Replace this plug when empty and fit a NEW copper washer.If you don't fit one you run the risk of it leaking and it will.
look for the filter,this will be held in place with 3-4 screws,replace that with your new filter.then wash the pan thoroughly,all traces of dirt on the outside and inside must be removed.
replace the pan gasket and screw it back in place.
using a small funnel,replace the fluid in the trans ( 7 liters for yours i think) ,Fill with 5 liters,start the engine and run it through the gears with brakes applied.( 2-3-D-N-R-P etc )
Check the fluid level with the engine running in nuetral,fill until just below the full mark.get the trans hot again and remeasure it.It takes a few minutes because the converter has to be refilled.
and thats basicaly it.