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      Auto Transmission Fluid TYPE?

      Have a 05, Auto, anyone know (100%) sure what type of fluid I need to put in it? Is it Dex/Merc IV? Please if you are unsure dont post, thanks.


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      It is gm t-iv fluid, specifically. but many aftermarket (maybe better) fluids meet the specs needed.

      i'm only 99% though, i hate automatics.


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      Anyone know those aftermarket fluids? Mine is dark brown with 76k miles on it.
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      Go to a Chev dealer and ask for Trade Pricing on their new Dex6. It's fully synthetic and completely backwards compatible.

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      If Dex III will work I will just run that
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      I know dex 3 and type iv are not interchangeable/mixable. but that max life is probably a newer hybrid (like the type 6 maybe?)

      make sure you don't just add fluid and mix varieties. Of if you do, make sure they are the same type or interchangeable.


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      Its compatible with all sorts of fluids including the type IV, I am going to drain the fluid using the plug in the pan, add 2.3 qts, drive it for a mile or 2 and do it again 2-3 more times.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Donnyd21 View Post
      If Dex III will work I will just run that
      It IS Dexron III, which is relatively cheap and easy to find. I buy it by the gallon in Wal-mart, as all my cars use Dex III. You'll never go wrong by keeping your A/T fluid clean.

      Dark brown fluid is not a good sign.

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      i hate to say this, but do not use dexron III in the aveo. It specifically calls for T-IV (or the newer backwards compatible fluids).

      The newer fluids can be interchanged with both T-iv or dex 3, but dex 3 and T-iv should not be interchanged.




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