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My 2021 Chevy Malibu 1.5 (cvt transmission) has already 45.000 miles. owners manual recommend change transmission fluid and filter every 45.000.
does anyone know how to change the filter? I only found information about changing the fluid but not the filter.
Any diagram would be great.
thank you so much
 

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Looks like a filter to me. Obviously you don't have to remove or dissemble the unit but this video gives a nice tour! There she is at 2:25:
 

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After I posted that video I did a little more digging and discovered there are actually 2 filters. One external and an internal. I didn't recall seeing the internal filter when I viewed the video but it is shown near the end. The external filter on top is the workhorse and a maintenance item. Nice design by GM having an external filter you can service.
 

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After I posted that video I did a little more digging and discovered there are actually 2 filters. One external and an internal. I didn't recall seeing the internal filter when I viewed the video but it is shown near the end. The external on the top under the battery is the workhorse and a maintenance item. Nice design by GM having an external filter you can service.
I can definitely replace the external one, it’s located in the top part, under the battery. I just have to remove the battery.
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