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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2012, 12:56:10 AM »

Thanks buddy!!

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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2012, 05:34:11 PM »

I have a 2010 2LT, I4, FWD. Is changing the transmission fluid a dealer only service? I have access to a lift, and am plenty handy and knowledgable with car repair.

jpaw24, here's the scoop, a lift is a must. I'm going to keep this as short as possible.
GM doesn't have a service procedure specifically for a tranny filter change (both the I4 and V6 have them.)
What they do have is the procedure to remove the entire tranny and after my Hubby went through it, yes that is how its done.
The tranny splits apart from from part # 21 and 25 (attachment pg 1) attachement pg. 2 is simply the exploded view of part #25, also showing the filter (#201)

Here's the thing; there are at least 6 different versions of transmissions for the Nox/Terrain.
The 2012 V6 in my vehicle is a 6T70, there are 5 more for the 2012 year depending on model and when it was made.
They are 6T30, 6T40, 6T45 and 6T50 - which I believe are for the FWD versions and the 6T70 and 6T75 are for the AWD versions.

So, you would have to inquire with your dealer on which transmission you have, and depending on that, the proper filter kit can be ordered. Cause there are more than one filter kit.


I do have the 9 page trany removal procedure if you would like it but it is for the V6 models. The I4's would be somewhat different of course.

So for example, my 2012 was built before Feb 29th 2012 and there was a version change done for models built starting March 1st. Wow, go figure GM heh lol.
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2012, 07:29:39 PM »

WOW !  Seems like they really discourage you from changing the filter. 
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2012, 07:35:29 PM »

WOW !  Seems like they really discourage you from changing the filter. 

Boy I'll say, but as someone has mentioned elsewhere, one could get some pretty high mileage before it would be recommended.
Does the Manual mention a recommended service interval I wonder?
I'll have to check that tomorrow.
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2012, 07:45:39 PM »

Boy I'll say, but as someone has mentioned elsewhere, one could get some pretty high mileage before it would be recommended.
Does the Manual mention a recommended service interval I wonder?
I'll have to check that tomorrow.


I thought it was only recommended if you tow with the vehicle.
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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2012, 07:51:46 PM »

I thought it was only recommended if you tow with the vehicle.

Ahh yes, that sounds familiar, thank you Rit333!!   Cool
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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2012, 09:11:32 AM »

Thanks for all of the info. It's too involved for me, I guess I'll just change the fluid now and when I hit 100,000 miles, I'll take it to the dealer for service.
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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2012, 10:20:05 AM »

Thanks for all of the info. It's too involved for me, I guess I'll just change the fluid now and when I hit 100,000 miles, I'll take it to the dealer for service.

Ya same here, Trany removal procedure vs. filter change procedure? I'm guessing it's this way cause there would not be enough clearance to split the housing apart while on the engine.
Well now we know!

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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2012, 04:48:19 PM »

Despite the 100K mile interval for this service, I tend to stick to the idea of getting ahead of the game and changing T-fluid at 35,000 miles back when Dex III was the norm. Now, with the Dex IV (A blend) I plan on changing at around 50,000 miles.
There is always a small amount of 'fines' in the pan and, since I've had a old Chevy that would lock up the trans every so often until the filter/fluid was changed and the pan cleaned out. No problems after that. So I like to stay ahead of he game.

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I think we are on Dex VI (6) now, not Dex IV (4)... at least my truck uses Dextron VI, I have not looked at that on the Terrain...
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2012, 09:46:13 PM »

Correct. My fingers get a head of my thoughts sometimes.

There is no Dexron 4.
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