I have attempted to do as much research as possible on previous threads before posting this thread. I have yet to figure out if this has helped or hindered my understanding of this procedure. -__-
Here is what I have gathered, please correct or add to if I am mistaken. This is the FIRST time that I will be messing with the transmission on Chewy. I would like to have it run as smoothly as possible, and not "fry" anything. My Dad has done automotive work for many years, along with other things. However, he does not know the specific in's and out's of our Aveos...
1.) There is no filter to replace, only a "screen".
2.) One of the bottom bolts on the side of the transmission is a drain plug. Then the pan is removed to drain the rest...? Some have said there are more drain bolts, is this true?
3.) I have read that people have used various kinds of fluids, and even that it holds 9 Quarts?!?!?! Would someone care to shed some light on this for this specific transmission?
Interjecting Side Question: I run the Valvoline MaxLife Semi-Synthetic Oil, is there a SAFE MaxLife option to use in the transmission? There is a Valvoline MaxLife Transmission Fluid. From what I have read, it calls for Dextron III. However, does that apply to a 5 Speed Automatic as well? Some fluids are backwards compatible, while others are not. I'm hoping someone else here has done this for this particular transmission and can help me out.
4.) Is there some sort of plug on top of the Transmission besides the DipStick to allow it to drain faster? I know there is on the manual Aveo Transmissions.
5.) I'm fairly sure that I will need a gasket for the pan. Unless this uses the Black GM Silicone "Goop" like the oil pan does, to which I doubt. Going to find the best place and Price for a Gasket. Most likely Amazon if our local NAPA or Mullis doesn't have it available.
6.) What is the easiest way to flush the transmission, just pour in a quart and let it run out? Or is there some sort of special way that this is accomplished?
I apologize if these are "Newbie" questions, but I want to make for absolute certainty that I have all of the correct information before proceeding.
Any advice is welcome, hopefully someone who has done a service on this exact transmission can give me the specifics.