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Changing the Transmission Fluid

Changing the Transmission Fluid

Item Description
1 Fluid reservoir
2 Connection for return line from fluid cooler
3 Connection for return line on transaxle
4 Hose

Under normal conditions, the transmission fluid is filled for the service life of the transaxle and does not need to be changed.

Under high loads (driving with a trailer or in mountains etc.) it may be necessary to change the transmission fluid.

To drain the transmission fluid, remove the fluid drain plug.

Proceed as follows when topping off the transmission fluid:

  • Remove the return line from the fluid cooler to the transaxle on the transaxle. Close off the connection on the transaxle using a plastic plug.
  • Join the return line to a transparent pipe. The transparent pipe ends in the fluid reservoir in order to collect the fluid.
  • To top off the transmission fluid, insert a transparent pipe in the guide tube of the dipstick and add approx. 2.0 liters of transmission fluid.
  • Move the selector lever to the 'P' position and allow the engine to run at idle speed.
  • Switch off the engine if air bubbles become visible in the transparent pipe to the fluid reservoir.
  • Top off approx. 2 liters of transmission fluid and allow the engine to run at idle speed. Switch off the engine if air bubbles become visible in the transparent pipe to the fluid reservoir.
  • Top up the transmission fluid until the fluid level for cold fluid is indicated on the dipstick in the middle between 'MIN' and 'MAX'.
  • Then check the transmission fluid level.

Refer to the service literature for the exact procedure and specifications.

NOTE: If the transmission fluid has been changed, the counter for fluid change intervals must be reset using IDS.

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    Transaxle cooling

    External shift mechanism

    Components of the electronic control

    Knowing and Understanding Customer Concerns

    Testing Possible Causes of Transmission Control Faults

    Visual inspection

    Towing the vehicle

    Push-starting the Vehicle

    Selector Lever Emergency Release

    Transmission Fluid Level Check

    Changing the Transmission Fluid

    Diagnosis with IDS

    Programming the 'N' position of the TR sensor

    Resetting the values learned by the TCM

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