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Old 05-30-2005, 08:22 AM   #1
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Default VTI transmission fluid

My sister-in-law's 2003 VUE with the VTI has 15,000 miles and the transmission fluid is brown. She hasn't complained of any problems with it, but the fluid obviously needs to be changed.

Is there a filter available? Is there a drain plug on this tranny? Which fluid is best?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: VTI transmission fluid

the trans fluid for a VTi trans is green in color, not red like traditional tranny fluid(even the factory service manual is wrong). so don't let that throw you off. there is a drain plug on the trans. underneath of course. the fluid I would use is AC Delco DEX-CVT fluid

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Quote from the service manual:


Important: The normal use color for DEX-CVT fluid is green or light brown. Fluid may also turn dark brown from normal use, and does not always indicate contamination. Fluid that is very dark or black and has a burnt odor usually indicates contamination or over-heating.


Where is it that you have gotten to the fluid to check the colour? There are some very specific fluid fill and level checking procceures needed for this trans. If not doen correctly you can get the incorrect fluid level. Also you need to use the correct fluid to fill the trans. There are two types right now, the original and a newer one that is used following work on the trans. If you have never had anything done on the trans the original flui d should be used but if you have had it serviced than you most likely need the newer fluid.

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Important: The normal use color for DEX-CVT fluid is green or light brown. Fluid may also turn dark brown from normal use, and does not always indicate contamination. Fluid that is very dark or black and has a burnt odor usually indicates contamination or over-heating.


Where is it that you have gotten to the fluid to check the colour? There are some very specific fluid fill and level checking procceures needed for this trans. If not doen correctly you can get the incorrect fluid level. Also you need to use the correct fluid to fill the trans. There are two types right now, the original and a newer one that is used following work on the trans. If you have never had anything done on the trans the original flui d should be used but if you have had it serviced than you most likely need the newer fluid.
When I rebuilt the trans I put it together with a blue trans assembly lube. Will that contaminate the Dex CVT FLUID & ADDITIVE? Because I am getting a tad bit of shutter when I come to a stop. It is a VT-25E. THANKS.

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