I have done a few fluid changes; I usually head over to the local parts store and buy a kit for the tranny. Most vehicles come with a new seal and filter; exception my Taurus has a permanent seal so I swap out the filter onlyCopperhead13 said:Is there a filter that needs replacing, or anything other than just changing the fluid?
In most ATs you only get a portion of the fluid out if you just drain the box... The dealer can perform a flush which circulates out the old and in with the new. Not sure what the cost is for the the acadia but my Silverado was not too bad maybe $100? Don't remember exactly, I had a bunch of stuff (radiator flush, tire rotation, differential service)done at that time and the total was about $300.jsimms said:If there is no pan drop; then I guess you would need to have it serviced at the dealer to remove all the fluid; I guess 50% is better than nothing if you're going to do it yourself
:thumb: This is true, and if it ends up being as easy as the description I'll probably do it.Copperhead13 said:I was thinking, if you want a more thorough change,
perform a second drain and fill a week or so after the first,
that will give you a 75% fluid change.
I agree, but it certainly couldn't hurt to change the tranny fluid; it's least expensive when compared to a new tranny. I'm not sure I would let tranny fluid go 100K2ACADIA2 said:Are you thinking about changing the transmission fluid on an 09? It is filled with Dextron and it is good for at least 100K. Do you have a problem? I would make sure you change the rear diff and the power transfer case fluid before even thinking about the tranny.
It was $4.70/quart at a local parts store here for Valvoline Dexron VI.Copperhead13 said:Thanks for posting, so you don't have to lift the vehicle.
I'll do my first next fall, should have about 17,000 miles.
I figure by then it should be good a broken in as I'll be doing some light towing during the next summer.
What did the fluid cost per quart?