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Old 06-29-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default AWD vs FWD Transmission?

Does anyone know if there is a difference between the two transmissions? Would I be able to swap out my AWD transmission with a FWD transmission and still have AWD?

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Default Re: AWD vs FWD Transmission?

awd to fwd swap = no more awd

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Default Re: AWD vs FWD Transmission?

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Does anyone know if there is a difference between the two transmissions? Would I be able to swap out my AWD transmission with a FWD transmission and still have AWD?

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I'm tempted to say basic transmissions are same but AWD trans has Honda transfer case (TC) to adapt to drive-shaft. This is semi-complex appearing piece of machinery. The file is just over the limit for posting but I can email if you'd like to have.

The specs also indicate the FWD trans requires 1/2 quart more ATF than the AWD. Not sure where the extra fluid is "stored" but we do know the TC (or PTO - if you prefer) holds several ounces of entirely different lube.

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I'm tempted to say basic transmissions are same but AWD trans has Honda transfer case (TC) to adapt to drive-shaft. This is semi-complex appearing piece of machinery.
It may appear that way at first, but it's really quite simple.

You see, first the one thing spins, and then that causes the other thing to spin, which then in turn spins another thing and so on and so forth, and then the rear wheels spin.

See, simple.

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I'm tempted to say basic transmissions are same but AWD trans has Honda transfer case (TC) to adapt to drive-shaft. This is semi-complex appearing piece of machinery. The file is just over the limit for posting but I can email if you'd like to have.

The specs also indicate the FWD trans requires 1/2 quart more ATF than the AWD. Not sure where the extra fluid is "stored" but we do know the TC (or PTO - if you prefer) holds several ounces of entirely different lube.
What type of Transmission fluid does the 2003 Saturn Vue v6 FWD, take? Also how much fluid? Im researching on how to drain and refill my transmission fluid since the vehicle has 183,000 miles on it and probably has NEVER seen new fluid in it.. Again I have the FWD not the AWD. I just need to know what kind of fluid it needs and how much and is a scan tool recommened when I change the fluid in it. Thanks.. JCC

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