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post #1 of 6 Old 08-26-2015, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Trans Fluid Fill

As I was having some shudder issues and was hard shifting into 1.2. and reverse, never on 3-5, I figured I need some tranny fluid. I found the fill plug(drivers side about half way up?) WHen i opened it, about a quart or a quart and a half came out. Is this normal? Did I open the wrong plug?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-26-2015, 08:35 AM
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Not normal if you removed the fill plug. I would drain it and refill. You probably got water in it causing it to be over full.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-26-2015, 08:58 AM
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Drain it completely and refill with 10-30w. Here's a write up for you.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-26-2015, 09:00 AM
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Thinking on this more, yes the fill plug is on the drivers side about half way up.
Besides water being in your tranny, the only other thing I can think of to make it over full is someone filled it from the gear shifter plate without removing the fill plug and over filled it.
Regardless, I would still drain it entirely and see what you have.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-26-2015, 09:26 AM
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My fill-plug is rounded off by whomever owned it before. I fill through the shifter and I find that quite appealing, but overfilling it by almost 50% is pretty hard to do as trany takes only 3.5-3.7 quarts. I would think that perhaps whomever filled the trany before did not do it on leveled surface and perhaps you did not undo the plug on a leveled surface. If there is a water in the trany, the oil will come out opaque white. Check what is in the transfer case as well.
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