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Old 11-06-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hello fairly new, i have a 94 318is manual transmission. I am wanting to change tranny fluid just want to double check, do i just take the drain plug out on the tranny and then refill under the hood where its says atf fluid only, just below the air filter area, thanks for the help
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:23 PM   #2
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NOOO.... do not fill it there, otherwise you'd drive around with a fluidless transmission! The spot that says ATF ONLY under your hood is actually your power steering resevoir (it uses ATF).

If you want to do a tranny change, take out the drain plug, which sits at the bottom of the transmission, and then to fill it up you'll need to do it through the bolt on the SIDE of the transmission. You just fill it till the fluid starts leaking through the side!
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:31 AM   #3
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wait.... so you cant put regular power steering fluid into the power steering resorvoir?
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:33 AM   #4
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ATF fluid only in the power sterring.
Make sure you check the fill plug first to make sure it will come off.
Then drain the tranny fluid.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:57 AM   #5
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thats why i asked, lol thanks for helping me out i appreciate it
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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damn that would explain why i killed 2 powersteering pumps this year. How do i drain the fluid.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:37 PM   #7
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damn that would explain why i killed 2 powersteering pumps this year. How do i drain the fluid.
lmao.

yeah, that would make sense.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:43 PM   #8
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NOOO.... do not fill it there, otherwise you'd drive around with a fluidless transmission! The spot that says ATF ONLY under your hood is actually your power steering resevoir (it uses ATF).

If you want to do a tranny change, take out the drain plug, which sits at the bottom of the transmission, and then to fill it up you'll need to do it through the bolt on the SIDE of the transmission. You just fill it till the fluid starts leaking through the side!
Well, I'd first loosen the fill bolt, to make sure it isn't stuck.
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