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01M Filter Change
First of all pull the skid plate. Then with an allen wrench remove the drain plug.

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01M Filter Change 01M Valve Body Removal and Reinstalation 01M Transmission Removal and Reinstallation 01M Torque Converter Installed Depth

Then put the allen wrench up in the hole the drain plug came out of, and remove the stand pipe. This is to drain the pan thoroughly.

Remove it to get access to the front two pan bolts.This is what the “stand pipe” looks like after you remove it. Then use a 10 mm socket to pull out the 4 pan bolts. It has four 16mm bolts. . There is a bracket to protect the front of the trans pan that I didn’t get a picture of. The “stand pipe” is orange in this pic.

the pan holds it in place. Don’t worry.Then you’ll see the filter. When you pull the filter out. usually the filter seal (orange) will stay inside the valve body. . and it just fell out when you removed the pan. Sometimes you may find it sitting in the pan. Just grab it and pull it off. Pry it out with a screwdriver.

Don’t forget to remove your old filter seal or you’ll end up with two of them in there. Make sure your new filter comes with a filter seal then seat it up into the valve body. . This was a valve body someone shipped to me and whoever serviced it before just shoved the new filter up in there with the new seal and left the old one in there too. Clean the pan out thoroughly.

the pan will leak. If you leave these out. To do this. A little lube doesn’t hurt either. . sit the spacer on the hole then shove it in with the handle end of a screwdriver. just sit the gasket on a hard surface. Here’s a new gasket with no spacers in it.In my hand are the “torque limiters” (spacers) that go inside the holes that the pan bolts pass through. Some of the new gaskets do not come with them so you must change them over into the new gasket. They limit the amount of crush on the pan gasket.

This one the trans is shot! . The pump suction pulls stuff up in there. They are real good at trapping broken pieces. So if you don’t break it open you might be missing some “evidence” of damage.Here’s one in the pan gasket Break open the filter.

thenremove the protective bracket at the front of the trans. Then you’ll need some kind of pump to pump the fluid up into the fill tube or a funnel with a hose on it to pipe it down to the fill tube. seat the gasket on the pan properly (meaning even). You’ll need a new red cap. but notice the fine metal in the bottom where there is no fluid. This one has a broken chunk. put the torque limiters into the new gasket. Understand that over tightening the pan bolts will not crush the gasket more. So tighten till the torque limiter is squeezed then go about 1/8 turn more. Expect the magnet to have a little fuzz on it. then tighten the pan. This trans is shot even without the chunk. Use a flashlight to look for metal or clutch material. then you may have some clutch damage inside the trans.Also take a good look into the pan. it just needed a little luvin’ on the valve body. then break the red cap off. This just means it needs changed. Reassemble as you took it apart then follow the correct fill sequence. Its accessed from under the car. put a new filter in with a seal on it. In the lower left you see the fill tube. Expect the fluid to be dark. Well if you get the filter seal out. but if it’s burnt. by hand. This trans was Ok. To get to it you’ll have to have the belly pan/skid plate off. . See Failure Analysis page for clutch damage pics. All over tightening will do is rip the threads out of the case which will then necessitate installing a heli-coil in the pan bolt hole.

With filter change you’ll need 3 liters but its best to have 4 on hand just in case. OEM procedure isn’t wrong but it’s confusing and lots of folks end up slightly low. then pour in the fluid. Then using a long “transmission style” funnel. but don’t yank on the wires. With valve body change you’ll probably need 4 liters but its best to have 5 on hand just in case. FILL PROCEDURE It’s slightly different than you might find elsewhere. then remove the bolt to the sensor and pull out the G38. Use a long pair of needle nose or just work it out gently with your hands. To fill through the G38 hole just remove the breather. The battery is out in this pic but it doesn’t need to be. No need to uplug it.All this is very annoying to me so I fill this trans through the g38 hole. Quite a bit of the .

Car must be cold. Install scan tool. Watch for the first “glug” then plug it.3 liters according to the “book. I use a small shallow pan to keep fluid from running on the floor. If fluid doesn’t come out add another 1/2 liter. 4. So the fluid will continue to drip out even when fluid is low. Then put check/drain plug in a few turns by hand. When data shows 35 degrees Celsius then pull check plug. 0. 3. Pour in 3 liters. so clear it and reassemble the top and your done.com 31 queries. The pump will be filling the converter with fluid from the pan and you don’t want the pan to run dry. 3MB . If you used my method of top filling through the G38 it’s likely you triggered a MAF code. turn key on and get scan tool communicating with trans computer. 2.” A used trans will never be empty though. Cool Air Auto Repair Inc For more information. After pan drop install filter and stand pipe. 7. 6. Don’t do this. The waves and splashes make fluid keep coming out. Allow fluid to drain out till it is not a steady stream anymore. or to schedule an appointment please email us at: coolairvw@aol. 8. then reinstall the plug and tighten it. Meaning when if starts “glugging” instead of running out in a steady stream. A complete fill with an empty trans and empty converter is 5. 5. Pull up data for trans temp. If trans was just replaced then put in another 3 liters. They leave the check plug out till fluid stops running out and this makes the trans slightly low. 1. #8 is where I think folks go wrong.converter fluid will drain out when the valve body is pulled. Start engine. I do this on the ground. If you just serviced it then pull check plug and immediately re-install it. below the stand pipe.154 seconds. and level. Both of these will throw fluid into the pan making waves and splashes. What you need to understand is that there are fluid pressure exhausts on the valve body and spinning components in the main body of the trans.

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