SL first trans fluid change filter question

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by clutch, Dec 21, 2003.

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    clutch Guest

    My used 2001 saturn sl1 is about 300 miles from the first transaxle
    fluid change so I stopped at my local CarQuest for the filter I will
    need. 12.37, that seems a bit high. Is there something special about
    it or do I need to find another place the next time?

    Any comments about the best fluid to put in? I think I need a dextron



    One payment down and 59 to go.
    clutch, Dec 21, 2003
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    Dan Hicks Guest

    It's a special high-pressure filter -- handles about 10x the
    pressure of a regular oil filter.
    Dan Hicks, Dec 21, 2003
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    James1549 Guest

    As stated in the previous post, the filter is designed to handle a higher
    pressure. The extra cost is well worth it, it beats pulling down a trans pan
    and making a mess.

    Actually the transmission is easier to service than changing the engine oil on
    my '92.

    Also, when you drain out the fluid, pour it into a graduated bucket that has
    the quart marks on it. That way you have a really good idea of how much to
    refill with.

    James1549, Dec 21, 2003
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    clutch Guest

    Cool. Just didn't want to find out at a later date that this was just
    a plain old oil filter with a higher price.


    clutch, Dec 21, 2003
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    In addition to being a high pressure filter, it also has a "disposable"
    magnet inside to capture small metal filings.

    Bob Shuman, Dec 21, 2003
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