. I rang another one who didn't stock it but would order it for me. Firestone's expert auto technicians can take care of all your vehicle transmission needs and keep your car functioning at peak performance. I will do it again in November when the car gets it's annual service. Dont worry too much about the oil, many of the good auto box specialists just put Dexron 111 in. This is because the capacity inside the transmission does not account for the fluid volume in the hoses or transmission cooler in the radiator unit but obviously on a separate circuit.
Place a collection container under the gearbox and remove the pipe plug oil level. Do not include the fluid in the dipstick tube. Adding fuel to this theory are stories about older transmissions failing shortly after they finally received fresh fluid. Unusual for them to turn down work, but I've asked them for the last 3 yrs and always get the same answer. I cant even see a drain plug, is there one? Place the car on a lift as level as possible. General features Type: automatic, 6-speed gearbox Engine: 1. I'll let you know what the difference is after the remap.
So what are you waiting for? With any transmission service, Firestone also provides a free courtesy check, where we inspect all of your car's major operating systems. Make sure it is as level as possible. It will get a correct oil level when it ceases to be discharged by the oil level hole. The temperature of the oil is important when checking the level. Unlike engine oil, which is primarily a lubricant, transmission fluid serves as both an oil and a hydraulic fluid that helps facilitate gear shifts, cools the transmission and lubricates moving parts. On the way back from Essex at 70 - 80 I returned 44mpg.
All the friction elements are applied hydraulically. On a recent trip to London and round Kent, so mainly motorway but some town driving, I got 42 mpg. After the journey up, I got the average up to 54mpg. The rear planetary gear unit receives power either directly from the torque converter via clutch C2 or from the front planetary gear via clutches C1 and C3. The table shows the active elements for each of the gears.
I recently had some slipping between 2nd and 3rd and clunking on some downshifts. In position R, the oil will pass directly to brake B2, which is used for reverse gear. Good point about making sure you can remove the filler plug before removing the drain plug. It's your choice of course, but Auto fluid degrades very quickly at high temperatures - the stock cooler on the vectra auto transmissions is very poor at cooling the fluid. The fluid level must only be checked at the fluid temperatures prescribed below when work on the gearbox has been carried out or when loss of fluid is suspected. The system pressure is regulated so that is not higher than is needed for any friction element in order to reduce energy loss.
Raise the car, remove the hoses and put back the dipstick. For other faults, the torque will be limited to higher values depending on failure. See Weight, torque, volume and quality oil. This also will give you time to price shop. Pop off gear selector cable 2. The transmission fluid also keeps the gears lubricated and at cool operating temperatures.
I have a Vectra 2. Responsible for torque amplification 6 Free wheel The stator is mounted on the free wheel. When happy tighten checking dipstick 7. Much easier than trying to remove the fill opening on the top of the 6speed auto. We also offer truck transmission services, which is needed for trucks that tow under heavy conditions. Refit selector cable Bear in mind that if you only drain the fluid from the drain plug you are only replacing half of the fluid that what it is in the pan. Transmission fluid runs between all the gears in your manual transmission and running metal-laden fluid through metal gears can end up causing untimely wear.
The power from the planet carrier is conveyed to the rear planetary gear unit via clutches C1 and C3. The valve is affected by the gear selector wire, which in turn is operated by the selector lever. The activation of one or more friction elements results in a gear ratio. In many cases, a transmission fluid exchange is due every 30,000 miles or 2 years. Don't be shy, come join us! Use oil according to the volume and quality of oil. I spent hours on the net trying to figure out what this oil was as my local dealers could not get the Fiat one and I dont like paying £13 per litre.
Automatic transmission fluid level check plug: 0. Replace the o-ring if it is damaged. Stop on by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a tire and auto service professional to check your transmission fluid levels and inspect to see if your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange services. I did cruise at just under 60mph to get this though - it makes a huge difference to mpg and is well worth a try as an experiment. Transmission fluid often is red but can come in other colors, and as it deteriorates it tends to turn darker.