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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-23-2015, 08:53 PM
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Re: How-To: Transmission Oil Cooler Line - replacement and fluid refill

Okay, great. She has the 4 cylinder so this should be a quick and easy job. And from what I can tell from the pictures, the plugs are facing the front driver's side tire, correct?

Do I need to replace the transmission filter, or does this car have a non-serviceable filter?

--Sorry for all the questions, I'm just used to doing the transmission fluid on my pickup! You know, dropping the pan, spilling almost all of it on my garage floor, fighting with the filter, yeah, all the fun stuff.. lol

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Re: How-To: Transmission Oil Cooler Line - replacement and fluid refill

No pan, no user-serviceable filter. The transmission is "designed to go 200K miles in the lab and therefore has a permanent screen that is trapped between the two halves of the transmission case." (Paraphrased from info learned from this forum and other sources.)

To remove the filter you would have to separate the two halves of the tranny. If/When I finally get around to flushing all of my trans fluid I hope I'll be able to find a remote filter that I can add to the cooling lines going to the radiator. Heck, I might even add an extra cooler just to help keep trans temps in check, but that's not certain yet.


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Re: How-To: Transmission Oil Cooler Line - replacement and fluid refill

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When I finally get around to flushing all of my trans fluid I hope I'll be able to find a remote filter that I can add to the cooling lines going to the radiator. Heck, I might even add an extra cooler just to help keep trans temps in check, but that's not certain yet.
Good idea on the remote filter. I am doing the same on my Trailblazer with the power steering fluid. They are big and heavy, and have a history of eating up power steering pumps, yet it has no filter on the system... Hardly seems like a good idea. An inline filter to fit the hose going from the radiator to the pump was like $8. Cheap insurance.


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Re: How-To: Transmission Oil Cooler Line - replacement and fluid refill

Some questions about inline transmission filters.
Do they have bypass relief valves?
What if they plug up?
Does all the fluid continually pass through the cooler lines?
Does all the fluid continually pass through the factory filter?
If the factory filter is becoming restrictive, will adding an inline filter add to the restriction?

They make inline filters with a magnet to collect iron/steel. Sounds like a good idea.
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Some questions about inline transmission filters.
Do they have bypass relief valves?
What if they plug up?
Does all the fluid continually pass through the cooler lines?
Does all the fluid continually pass through the factory filter?
If the factory filter is becoming restrictive, will adding an inline filter add to the restriction?

They make inline filters with a magnet to collect iron/steel. Sounds like a good idea.
Only partial answer to your questions, but just looking at one of the more well known makers, Magnefine, and yes, they do have bypass relief valves, and yes, the Magnefine do use magnets.


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Re: How-To: Transmission Oil Cooler Line - replacement and fluid refill

a good post, girlfriends radiator in her 13 LS was leaking at the crimped nylon end tank, replaced it now the tranny cooler upper fitting is leaking!!! manufacturers cheap out + buyers pay the penalty!!!! changed the tranny fluid a while ago as well with this forums help!!
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update, got a new OE fitting + replaced it ok for a while but started leaking AGAIN, a poor design for sure!! looking for a 90 with a gentle bend to screw in the radiator in place of the POS GM fitting will cut steel line + use a short hose with clamps between.
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Re: How-To: Transmission Oil Cooler Line - replacement and fluid refill

this thread only states 4 or 6 cylinder engine. I have a 09 I know when I bought the car new you had 2 choices with the 4cylinder a 4 speed trans or a 6 speed trans. I know the 6 cylinder had a 6 speed trans I don't know if it came with a 4 peed option.

my question is does this process work for the 4speed or the 6 speed transmission?

the six speed is a much better trans in my opinion. I now have a 6 speed trans in my 2014 impala with the v6 nice setup.
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