If you jack the car up in front, and get under it, you should see the oil pan almost directly under the engine, but slightly towards the passenger side. First Second Third Fourth Fourth Prime Fifth Sixth Reverse 4. Three bolts hold it on. It is not hard at all to replace the solenoid. You have to take off the plastic covering surrounding the radio. Hope this helps and if you know of an easy way to change the headlight bulbs, that would be much appricated. Once the screw is reinstalled and the new filter is in place, you can comense adding the new oil into the engine.
If not, the starter will wear out fast. I tried to take mine to a couple of places i. It is a tight area to work and is a pain to get it out, but it will come out. Cold fluid is at a temperature below 80°F 27°C. I do not have a repair manual, but you may be able to buy one that would say how to check the transmission fluid on the 3.
It sounds like they don't expect you will need to check it. Give it a few minutes to drain, then unscrew the oil filter, if you are changing it, and dump it's contents into the dirty oil and then put it in the box of the new one and dispose of it. One is held on by a hose clamp while the other is a threaded fitting. I hope his step by step procedure will work for you. Insert new one and put everything back where you got it. Installing the new filter and o-ring on top of the old o-ring can cause poor sealing, draw in unfiltered fluid and air leaks.
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicatormessage after completing the scheduled oil change. Next, remove the negative battery cable for safety. There is no oil level gauge. The underdrive pack includes two clutch packs, one planetary set, two aluminum die-cast housings, input and output shafts, a one-way over-running clutch, six roller bearings, and a total of 60 components altogether. Hot fluid is approximately 180°F 82°C , which is the normal operating temperature after the vehicle is driven at least 15 mi 24 km.
As with any modern Chrysler transmission, mechanical failures are often. I went to the Dealership and had them put front brakes on my 2008 Dodge Avenger and it has been in the shop every 2-4 months since then for front brakes. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info. You will also need to remove the input speed sensor. A company called Tesma reportedly designed the underdrive packs pictured above ; they have since been purchased by long-time Chrysler supplier. I flushed mine at the last shop I managed. Oct 02, 2016 Reynald, Check your transmissions fluid level and top up if needed as a first step.
Over a period of time dirty fluid will clog the filter which in turn causes a loss of oil flow to the clutch packs, and bands, then you have slippage which burns the oil more this clogs the filter even more and soon after the clutches and bands just burn up and the vehicle will no longer move. Once you are all done, check the dip stick to ensure you have added the proper amount of oil and watch under the car for a few days to make sure there are no leaks. The two extra gear ratios were added by replacing the transfer shaft with a compounder. This could be from a low fluid level and air being sucked into the filter along with the fluid. My daughter just purchased new headlights for her '97 Avenger and I have the same question.
If your mechanic is able to just swap the filter and fluid for what you said he could, then go for the swap. The fifth gear was a 1:1 ratio; the overdrive gear was similar to the. Clean off the old gasket completely, use no sealer and use a high quality trans pan gasket, the dealer is best or you will have leakage problems, tighten the bolts to 12-14 pounds of torque with a torque wrench, this is very important. They torque to about 13 ft-lbs. Take out the back seat there are 2 pull-tabs to release it and it will lift up and you will see 2 square plates that are screwed down. Extreme shuddering, stalling at a stop, and other symptoms can come from using the wrong fluid, or the wrong amount of fluid, so it is important to check this before making repairs or trying fixes.
By the way, I strongly recommend changing your filter and fluid every 24,000 miles to keep from having to replace the transmission at arround 130,000 miles. Smaller steps between ratios helped smooth shifting, as the engine speed doesn't change as greatly with each shift, while the wider range allowed both quicker acceleration and better mileage at highway speeds. You have found the best page for your vehicle! There is a given various temperatures the level can vary by an inch over a 10°F range, so temperature is important. Actual repair costs will vary based upon labor rates, time required for repair, actual parts used, your vehicle condition or other circumstances pertinent to your particular repair job. Watch as it comes out because that is the only way to get it back in. If anyone has a less painful way of doing this please chime in! Change your 2010 Dodge Avenger's oil only once a year! The lights have a lip on the bottom that makes it appear impossible to get out without first removing the front bumper assy.