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Instructions on how to check and replace CVT fluid

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MN, thanks for taking the time to scan them! I was having a hard time reading the previous pics you had posted.
What interval are you all planning on following? I am thinking every 25k.

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These instructions are basically the same as for a manual tranny except for the old automatic note to put shifter in each range. Be glad it's easier than the one in the Jeep Patriot. That one required the tranny to be at a specific temperature. And then you had to know the ambient temperature, barometric pressure, elevation, position of the moon. The car had to be on a surface tested by weights and measures to be true and level. (some of these points are exhaggeration, others are not). There was also a note that if you got a spec of dust into the system the CVT would instantly seize up and cost more than the vehicle was worth, which it was a Chrysler so that wasn't hard.

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These instructions are basically the same as for a manual tranny except for the old automatic note to put shifter in each range. Be glad it's easier than the one in the Jeep Patriot. That one required the tranny to be at a specific temperature. And then you had to know the ambient temperature, barometric pressure, elevation, position of the moon. The car had to be on a surface tested by weights and measures to be true and level. (some of these points are exhaggeration, others are not). There was also a note that if you got a spec of dust into the system the CVT would instantly seize up and cost more than the vehicle was worth, which it was a Chrysler so that wasn't hard.

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Only a couple. I take it you haven't read the Jeep instructions for their CVT. They finish with a note that says the level should only be checked by a trained service professional.

I can keep going. GM states in their new car manuals that if your motor oil doesn't have the official GM certification it will do extreme damage to your engine no matter if it is the correct weight or not.
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I'm confused with this, whats a 'change' and why is it different from 'overhaul' for fluid refill?

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I'm confused with this, whats a 'change' and why is it different from 'overhaul' for fluid refill?
The difference is when you change the fluid not all the fluid drains out, as the torque converter and other parts of the transmission still have fluid in them. The change value is how much fluid you need to put back in just removing the drain plug. The overhaul is the amount of fluid that is needed when you remove the transmission from the vehicle and overhaul the transmission, basically the total amount of fluid the transmission holds. So when you change the fluid you only replace approximately 46% of the total amount of fluid in the transmission. So to replace almost all of the old fluid with new fluid you would need to do a 3 fill and change routine just like the regular automatics.

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So to replace almost all of the old fluid with new fluid you would need to do a 3 fill and change routine just like the regular automatics.
Ok thanks for the answer.. Follow up Qs:

So I was thinking of doing this at 25 K miles. But now it seems I will have to do this and then do it again 2 times to get a complete replacement of fluid. At what intervals would one have between each of those three refills?

If the dealer did this service, would they be replacing all the fluid and refilling 7.6 Liters?

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Ok thanks for the answer.. Follow up Qs:

So I was thinking of doing this at 25 K miles. But now it seems I will have to do this and then do it again 2 times to get a complete replacement of fluid. At what intervals would one have between each of those three refills?

If the dealer did this service, would they be replacing all the fluid and refilling 7.6 Liters?
No, the dealer simply drains and refills your transmission (3qts) unless you request otherwise (and pay more too). Even with two drain and fills (drive cycle between the two is required) you will still only get out about 70% of the old fluid. I would do a single flush for your first service then a double at your second and keep alternating to save money and time... That's my plan.

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Each flush after the first is done every 25K miles or shorter?

Sorry for all the Q's ..trying to get this right.

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It says "fluid may be hot". Is there any difference in level, based on fluid temp? Or is the main thing to simply run it through the shift lever operation?

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