Trannie Fluid and filter change

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Old_Timer, May 30, 2005.

  1. Old_Timer

    Old_Timer Guest

    I am planning on doing my own trannnie fluid and filter change.
    I believe that the trannie pan has a a drain plug. How much fluid
    will drain out by removing this plug. Need to know so I can go to the
    dealer and buy replacement fluid first. My 2000 Sonata V6 has an
    external trannie fluid filter. The filter appears to be buried under
    some hoses and wiring. Is it necesaary to remove any hoses to get the
    filter off. I went to Web Tech and it appears to say that only the
    air filter assembly needs to be moved out of the way to get to the
    trannie filter.

    Appreciate any comments from someone who has changed one out.

    Old_Timer, May 30, 2005
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  2. Old_Timer

    hyundaitech Guest

    I usually pull the dipstick out and unplug the range switch on top of the
    transmission (near the filter). I use a three-fingered filter wrench and
    an extension to get the old one loose. After that, I can squeeze it out,
    but it's tight.
    hyundaitech, May 31, 2005
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  3. Old_Timer

    Old_Timer Guest

    Thanks for the reply HyundaiTech. However the term "three fingered
    filter wrench" has me guessing. Is this the one that is like a cup
    that fits over the end of the filter?

    Old_Timer, Jun 1, 2005
  4. Old_Timer

    hyundaitech Guest

    Imagine a cup with three fingers instead of a whole cup. The wrench is
    geared so that the fingers close in when you turn it with a socket wrench.
    Bought mine at Sears. #47064
    hyundaitech, Jun 1, 2005
  5. Old_Timer

    Old_Timer Guest

    Oh yes, I have seen them before. Thank You.

    Old_Timer, Jun 1, 2005
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