The vehicle was towed to the dealership because I was told not to drive it and they said the vehicle had oil but not reading on the stick and the car only get around 600 miles to a quart. Mar 20, 2011 the trans fluid can only be serviced through a standpipe in the pan with car in the air and trans at an exact temp, it also uses special fluid not any of the normal fluids. To check the fluid level, the engine and trans must have a minimum of 6 miles of driving on them before the level is checked. This would be ideal, since it has the hoses necessary to transfer the fluid from the reservoir or bottle, to the transmission. So it will not look like a traditional oil filter that you may be used to seeing.
The engine is running when you check it. Replace the strainer filter if it can't be cleaned or is damaged. I can honestly say it worked. A large adjustable wrench will o the job, just be careful not to leave the wrench loose and round the edges over. Remove it and clean it. Put the transmission in neutral and check the fluid level with the dipstick under the hood. Parts stores sell a small pump that screws onto the top of gallon sized gear lube bottles.
Best Features Seats, electronic features, the back and side manual sun visor screen. At this point you are ready to drain the oil and remove the plastic oil filter housing located in front of the center of the oil pan facing down. Mar 26, 2009 this procedure is not recommended, first of all it is not gear oil. After driving this 2008 passat for 50,000 the vehicle engine shut down engine light came on and I stop to checked the oil and the oil stick was dry. The right answer according to any manufacture is to take it to the dealership. You will need some type of hand pump and a reservoir to hold the transmission fluid. They found that my car was using an excessive amount of oil.
Put the car on a lift or jackstands so you can safety remove the front plastic skid plate. Nov 24, 2013 Right next to the plug that you removed that drained the transmission fluid is another plug, which is used to fill the transmission with fluid. Loosen the bottom pan bolts and let the old fluid drain into a catch pan. Once it is off, swap the filter element and re-install. The car now in 2011 is buring oil as fast as I add oil. Noisey tire roaring on the higway I had the same problem, I bought the car used in 2011 with 49,000 miles on it.
. Worst Features Oil consumption, automatic sun visor screen. There were a list of things they had to do. Torques are 71 in-lbs for the filter and 89 in-lbs for the pan bolts. Replace the pan gasket, be sure the 4 corner gasket spacers are in place before tightening the bolts.
It make me sick to know I paid 30,000 for a vehicle and now have to check the oil during every fill up. If you decide to replace the fluid with fresh fluid, use only fluid designated for your vehicle to avoid damage to the transmission. But if you are not close to one, that may be a challenge, right? Pump fluid into the transmission until a little begins to run out of the fill hole. It is a replaceable element that goes inside a plastic housing. . .
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