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I have a 2011 SRX at 70,000 and want to do my own transmission fluid change. I noticed theres no drain and am wondering where the filter is. Has anyone done this before?
 

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I posted on one of the threads that I used a Suction Pump I purchased on Amazon. Put the tube down the Fill cap and suctioned out about 95% of the fluid and did a refill. I did some research on the filter and could not locate anything.
 

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Doesn't it just have a pan that you can unbolt like every other car? The filter should be visible when you remove the pan.
 

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Suction pump is the way to go. Because of the design of the transmission ( no lower pan to speak of ) you can easily suction out 95% or more of the fluid from the Fill Cap. Extremely easy. You can use the suction pump to also do the Power Steering (same Fluid as Transmission ) and master cylinder. Its great for a quick flush.
 

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Suction pump is the way to go. Because of the design of the transmission ( no lower pan to speak of ) you can easily suction out 95% or more of the fluid from the Fill Cap. Extremely easy. You can use the suction pump to also do the Power Steering (same Fluid as Transmission ) and master cylinder. Its great for a quick flush.
Ended up doing the same. No idea if there is an accessible filter or not
 

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There is no easy way to get to the filter. It's inside the tranny on these. A fluid change is the best your going to be able to do.

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Anyone do a Transmission Flush? Since the filter is internal to the transmission and the transmission has to be taken apart to get to the filter, a backward flush may be the best for these cars. Odd that the entire transmission has to be taken apart to get to a filter....

I had it done on other vehicles with no problems. I know there are pros and cons. Any input would be welcome.
 

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I was thinking the same, I've also heard that a complete flush with a new filter could bring bad results because if your clutch plates are worn new fluid could make your trans slip, while just a simple change might be the way to go. Where are you guys getting your pumps?
 

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Flushing this transmission isn't a good idea. Especially since the filter is non accessible unless you tear down the tranny (a bad idea unless you like to spend bucco $,$$$).

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No pan exists. You can use the Drain Bolt on the bottom of the Transmission or a Suction pump. I personally will do a Drain and Refill twice waiting a few months between each. This should remove most of the old fluid. Drain and Fill is extremely simple from the drain bolt.
 

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Crap!!! I totally missed that! Sorry guys / gals! I normally have free shipping on just about everything, I did not even look. Good catch Rich! :worship::worship::worship:
I'm not positive because I don't have it but I think my daughter gets free shipping with Amazon Prime?
 

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I have a 2011 SRX at 70,000 and want to do my own transmission fluid change. I noticed theres no drain and am wondering where the filter is. Has anyone done this before?
Hi. There is a small drain plug toward the front of the transmission. I opened the dipstick cap and then opened the drain plug and four and a half quarts of almost-new looking transmission fluid drained out. In my mind the color of the fluid was very good news! I had the front end of the car up on ramps so I could have probably gotten more out had I raised and leveled out the rear end but with no issues or problems, plus the fact that I'm an old guy, I just didn't feel like it. Added the EXACT amount of Valvoline Dexron VI that came out and no problems. Owner"s manual states that whatever the dealer recommended service does is "difficult" and should only be done by them. Translation: Expensive. Since I was having no problems at all and the old fluid came out looking almost new, I'm pretty satisfied. Car has just over 100k miles on it too, so I'm extra happy.
 

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My 2005 Escalade ESV Platinum has the traditional removable pan and filter. The above regards my wife's 2011 3.0L SRX.
 
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