Ended up doing the same. No idea if there is an accessible filter or notSuction 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.
Got me all excited.....until I saw the $27.99 shipping charge...
I'm not positive because I don't have it but I think my daughter gets free shipping with Amazon Prime?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:
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.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?