If you use jack stands, I found it easier to do with the wheels removed. It jerks into gear before you can shift it there also. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Grand Prix and how to check the transmission fluid level. It is normal for you to have a thin layer of gray sludge on this magnet. Once clean, it should look like the pic below. I have pointed out where the filter spout slides into the O-ring. Shift the transmission through each gear.
If you want to change engine oil, for instance, by yourself and save a couple of bucks you need to know how much this fluid engine oil is needed for Pontiac Grand Prix 2000. I guess the way I see it, is if people have had bad experiences with the flushing machine, I'd rather stray away from it myself. Press it all the way into the opening until the edge of the ring is flush with the base. You have to tug and tug and twist and pull and curse and pull and tug some more to get the filter spout out. Make sure that before you raise your car, or after you drive up onto the ramps, you set your parking brake.
Never had an issue with it until the transmission gave me troubles the other day. This seal keeps the filter held in tightly Below is a pic of the new filter and O-ring before it has been installed. Capable of holding more than 8 quarts. A pan drop and filter change should be sufficient. My drip pan has a spout on it that can be used to refill the old fluid containers with. There is a small plastic O-ring seal that is slid into the opening that the filter spout slides into.
It is a sealed transmission so there is no dipstick sao you will not be able to check your fluid level. I knew if i took it there, they'd point the finger at me and I'd be screwed. This metal knocking sound is not a constant noise. When adding transmission fluid to your Grand Prix, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Here is a pic of the new filter back in place. These two screws should support the pan so that you do not have to hold it anymore.
If there's someone else out there with similar problems or have a solution please inform me. At 88,000 miles, my transmission started going out. It may however cause it to show up more quickly. Even a flush will not get all of the old fluid out. Make sure the filter spout is deep enough in the O-ring that it secures the rest of the filter. We've got them right here.
At 88,000 miles, my transmission started going out. Below is a picture of what the mangled O-ring looked like when it came out. Richard answered 7 years ago if your car has the 3. I checked everywhere and the going rate for a repair was always around 2100. From the beginning, I had issues with sensors going bad, a misalignment in the back passenger axle which cause me to get alignments and still have to replace tires annually, and the drivers side electrical switch going bad.
If you have them, you might want to have a mechanic look at your transmission. Further - refilling fluid is a chore. The vehical jerked badly twice, so hard I thought I had been hit in the rear end. Not saying it would, but I guess I'd rather take somebody's word for it rather than find out for myself well now it's not somebody's word but rather more people's words for it. Your empty transmission should hold 8 quarts. I've had to replace the Battery 3 times the Alternator twice, The power steering Once and now the damn Transmission. Kia incl … uded most of the info needed for simple maint.
Then I take the used fluid to a local transmission shop and they properly dispose of it for me. If its an automatic, you need to run the car in park with the 5mm hex plug removed from th … e bottom of transmission pan. Standing in front of your car, the dipstick is located at the back of the engine compartment firewall side of the engine near the brake fluid resevoir. These two screws should support the pan so that you do not have to hold it anymore. I almost blew the engine when I first noticed the car driving very irractically. I usually spray mine down with a garden hose, and finish it off with a few paper towels. Be careful not to overfill the transmission.