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Old 04-06-2018, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default Leaking Transmission lines

The mechanic that did the safety inspection on the car alerted me that the transmission lines are leaking. The crimps on the hoses are seeping. Seems a common problem. I was going to just replace the hoses but got the whole line for for not much more than I could get the hose and clamps.



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Old 04-11-2018, 05:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Leaking Transmission lines

This is ONLY for the XE 3.5L with 4T45-E transmission.
Changed out the Transmission lines out today...Went well took a couple of hours.
Spent another couple of hours trying to figure out how to check the level.
Videos I found on Youtube showed the plug in the picture is the level check port...IT IS NOT.
When it started spewing fluid I figured, that can't be right.
So I started searching some more. Eventually found the attached info.


The actual level plug is on the passenger side of the transmission, just behind the exhaust crossover pipe.

DO NOT TAKE THE PLUG OUT UNLESS THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.



Inspect
The fluid level should be checked when the transaxle is near Room temperature or at 40C (104F) .
CAUTION: Removal of the fluid level screw when the transaxle fluid is hot may cause injury. Use care to
avoid contact of transaxle fluid to exhaust pipe.
The engine must be running when the transaxle fluid level screw is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur.
Since the actual fluid level is unknown, stand clear when removing the fluid level screw. Have a container ready
to capture any lost fluid.
WARNING: Do not turn the engine off with the fluid level screw removed as you can be injured by hot
transaxle fluid being expelled out of the fluid check hole.
1. Let vehicle idle for three to five minutes with accessories off.
2. Apply brake
3. Move shift lever through all gear ranges, pausing three seconds in each range.
4. Place shift lever in Park.
Important: Vehicle must be kept level on the hoist.
1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
2. Place oil container under fluid level screw.
3. Remove the fluid level screw with the engine running at idle.
4. Fluid level should be at the bottom of the fluid check hole. Because the transaxle operates correctly over a
range of fluid levels, fluid may or may not drain out of the fluid check hole when the fluid level screw is
removed. If fluid drains through the fluid check hole, this transaxle may have been overfilled. When fluid
stops draining, the fluid level is correct and the fluid level screw may be installed. If fluid does not drain
through the fluid check hole, the transaxle fluid level may be low. Proceed to ADDING TRANSAXLE FLUID.
5. Install fluid level screw.
Tighten 12 Nm (106 lb. in.)
1. Lower vehicle.
2. Shut off engine.
Adding Transaxle Fluid:
With the engine running, add fluid at the vent cap location in half liter (1 pint) increments until fluid drains
through the fluid check hole. Allow the fluid to finish draining through the fluid check hole.
1. Install fluid level screw.
Tighten 12 Nm (106 lb. in.)
1. Lower vehicle.

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Old 04-12-2018, 01:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: Leaking Transmission lines

Here is a pic of the proper level check plug...(Saturn XE 4T45-E transmission)

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