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How to Check Manual Transmission Fluid 10-15 Chevy Camaro

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How to Check Manual Transmission Fluid 10-15 Chevy Camaro

Created on: 2017-03-30

How to check the transmission fluid level on 11 Chevy Camaro

  1. step 1 :Inspecting the Transmission Fluid
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Remove the fill plug with a 24mm wrench
    • A small amount of fluid should leak out
    • Reinstall the drain plug
    • Tighten the fill plug to 27 foot-pounds of torque
  2. step 2 :Draining the Transmission Fluid
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Loosen the bottom drain plug with a 24mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the fill plug
    • Allow the fluid to drain
    • Inspect the drain plug for heavy build up or large pieces of metal
    • Clean any metal shavings off the drain plug
  3. step 3 :Filling the Transmission Fluid
    • Check that the drain plug washer is either on the plug or in place on the transmission drain
    • Install the drain plug into the transmission
    • Tighten the drain plug to 27 foot-pounds
    • Insert a hand pump hose into the fill hole
    • Pump 1.9 quarts of transmission fluid into the transmission with the hand pump
    • When fluid begins to leak out of the fill hole, the transmission is full
    • Make sure the fill plug washer is either on the plug or in place on the fill hole
    • Install the fill plug into the transmission
    • Tighten the fill plug to 27 foot-pounds
    • Clean any fluid off the transmission

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Gloves

    Paper Towels

    Transmission Fluid

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    24mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Hand Pump

  • Wrenches - Metric

    24mm Wrench

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In this video, we're gonna be working with our 2011 Chevy Camaro. We're going to show you how to inspect, as well as fill and drain the fluids in your vehicle’s AY6 Aisin transmission. This is the manual transmission that's backed for the V6 engines. If you like this video, please click subscribe. We have a ton more information on this, and many other vehicles. If you ever need parts for your car, you can follow the link down in the description over to 1AAuto.com.Here are the items you will need for this repair.

Raise and support your vehicle. We're using a lift to make it easier to show you what's going on, but this job can easily be performed at home with a jack and jack stands.

On this particular transmission, which is the Aisin AY6, your drain plug is located on the driver's side at the back right next to this sensor here. What we'll want to do is remove that with a 24 millimeter wrench, or you can use a socket and ratchet. Make sure the vehicle is level. This is easy with ours on the lift, but if you're doing this at home. Now, normally when you remove the plug, it'll leak just a little, and ours is. So our fluid is right up top where we want it to be. We can reinstall our plug and torque it appropriately.

With a drain bucket under your transmission, remove the transmission drain plug, which is on the bottom, right about the middle on the driver's side. Loosen that with a 24 millimeter socket and ratchet. We'll then remove it and allow our fluid to drain completely into the pan. It helps, we've already cracked our fill plug loose. We'll remove that and keep the fluid flowing out a little more smoothly.

The end of your drain plug is magnetic, and you'll see that we do have some metal shavings on here. This is perfectly normal as a part of the regular ware on a regular transmission. What we're looking for is heavy build up or large pieces of metal in here, generally associated with some kind of shifting issue or noise inside the transmission. This small amount of particulate is perfectly acceptable, but we are going to take a paper towel and just wipe all that off there. So the next time we drain our fluid, we have a fresh look at what's been going on inside our transmission.

Make sure the transmission drain plug washer is either here stuck to the bottom of the transmission or still on the actual plug. Go ahead and reinstall it. You can then torque the drain plug to 27 foot-pounds.

Install the hose from a hand pump, which we've put into the appropriate fluid for your transmission into the transmission, and then pump it full. This particular one, again this is the Aisin AY6, takes 1.9 quarts, but really what you want to go off of is when fluid starts running back out of that drain plug. Once you have enough fluid in there, it'll start running back to. Make sure you have your fill plug and the washer ready, and you don't have to wait for that to go all the way out. It's not really a huge difference. It's usually a good idea to have just a little too much than not quite enough. We'll reinstall that, and then use our 24 millimeter socket and ratchet to torque to 27 foot pounds. Wipe off your transmission, and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves
  • Paper Towels
  • Transmission Fluid

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 24mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Hand Pump

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 24mm Wrench


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