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Hi all :
I have 92000 miles on my 2004 SRX V6 and it's time to change fluid and filter for the transmission. Have anybody here do it befofe and how hard is it ? If you do, please educated me how :worship: or should I take it to the dealer have them do it. Any thought
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did you ever figure out what filter (part #) the 4L40-E AWD transmission takes?
The local trans shop told me it is either Deep Pan or shallow Pan, not sure which one is correct.
 

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Your transmission has NO dipstick. Unless you have a device to pump-in fresh lubricant into the designated small whole on the side of the transmission case, after re-assembly. I would not attempt this repair. Good luck.
 

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FYI I changed my Filter in my 2004 SRX AWD (82,000 miles). The magnet in the pan had about 1/8 of metallic dust, the fluid looked like dark brown used motor oil, not your typical Dexron 3 pink. The transmission shop that sold me the replacement filter ($20) told me that the 5L40-E(V6) and 5L50-E (v8), are made by GM/Opel in France. The same trans is used in certain BMW, Accura's and other GM Products.
There were 3 filters that fit the 5L40E, our's take the Shallow Pan version part # FLT-55710.

In 2006 GM began using Dexron VI, for extended fluid life. It is backwards compatible for Dexron III vehicles.

Our Pan has a torx drain plug which makes for an easy drain. I measured just over 6 quarts coming out of the pan. The pan gasket is reusable.
There is a fill plug (also torx) just above the pan on the Drivers side. You WILL need a pump to replace the fluid. (I used a Harbor Freight suction gun to install 6.5 quarts.
I can Email you a PDF for the fluid checking procedure from a GM TSB.

Note you can only install about 4 quarts before you have to start the car, to run the trans pump. With the car running you can install the remainder of the fluid untill it begins to drip out of the fill hole (Vehicle must be level) .

Dexron VI is $6 Quart (Pennzoil) at autozone.

Now I am going to get the remaing fluid flushed, with the knowledge that my filter and Magnet are clean.
 

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Ray, u had posted a comment on changing tranny fuild. Do you still have the GM TSB on this procedure? Also, no gasket replacement needed? I have an 05 V8 with 80k miles. Thank you.
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WOW RAYSIRX!!! Thanks for that... I have been on the phone with Napa autozone Orilley and the dealership on changing the trany filter and fluid myself. to no avail except autozone had it for 30$ and dealership had it 93$.... but Now one knows how to change it. Also can I have that TSB bulliten that you have emailed to [email protected]
 

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What is your fluid life % on the display after 80,000-100,000 miles? How about others with less miles? Mine is at 87% after 42,000 miles.
 

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Tranny fluid life display? How do you find that? I have an '08, and didn't know that was available, except for the engine oil.

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I can no longer get to the website that had the TSB as it is password protected.

Log on to your county public library, they may have a automotive database online called EBSCO, It is there for free, but you need a library card number to log in.

It is not the easiest trans to work on, There is a drain plug (torx), measure what comes out and put the same amout back in.

The hard part is that you need to pump the fluid in to a plug that is level with the frame rail (A funnel and gravity won't work).

I replaced the filter while tha pan was off as well
I also upgraded to dextron vI

once it is back together and running their is another inspection plug that can be removed to verify if it over or under filled
 

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I have a 2005 SRX V-6 recently purchased. It has just over 84,000 miles on it and is showing 36% on the transmission. I expect to have a dealer change the fluid and filter but am getting all sorts of prices to have it done. Some have told me that just a flush is needed as there is a screen wire (no filter) while others have said there is a filter and it will cost over $100 for the kit and nearly three hours of labor (bringing the cost over $400.). What has your experience been and what sort of maintenance should I be aware of with the mileage?
 

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I am somewhat confused. I am going to my dealer to perform Maintenance I service at 28500 and I was informed that the transmission fluid will need to be replaced as well. I was told that here in Fla this is recommended service at approximately every 25000 miles. My computer shows 83% life left. This gentleman also mentioned the power steering fluid (I checked it and it looks good to me). I live in Tampa Bay area and I service my SRX at Dimmitt Cadillac. According to the Owner's Manual, the transmission fluid should not require any action until 100.000 service (or 50000 in sever driving conditions). Please advise. Thank you.
 

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I can no longer get to the website that had the TSB as it is password protected.

Log on to your county public library, they may have a automotive database online called EBSCO, It is there for free, but you need a library card number to log in.

It is not the easiest trans to work on, There is a drain plug (torx), measure what comes out and put the same amout back in.

The hard part is that you need to pump the fluid in to a plug that is level with the frame rail (A funnel and gravity won't work).

I replaced the filter while tha pan was off as well
I also upgraded to dextron vI

once it is back together and running their is another inspection plug that can be removed to verify if it over or under filled
here try this...scroll to auto repair. Worked for me...

http://www.sjcpls.org/content/databases
 

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I can no longer get to the website that had the TSB as it is password protected.

Log on to your county public library, they may have a automotive database online called EBSCO, It is there for free, but you need a library card number to log in.

It is not the easiest trans to work on, There is a drain plug (torx), measure what comes out and put the same amout back in.

The hard part is that you need to pump the fluid in to a plug that is level with the frame rail (A funnel and gravity won't work).

I replaced the filter while tha pan was off as well
I also upgraded to dextron vI

once it is back together and running their is another inspection plug that can be removed to verify if it over or under filled
-----Exactly where is that inspection plug? Just replaced ATF-fluid, but I`m not 100% surtain that i put the correct amount of fluid back in.
thanks,
 
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