They can help you find the right part. I did notice that my transmission oil is low. This plug can be seen after taking off the wheel. If it is a rear-wheel-drive vehicle you should see a transmission dipstick near the back of the engine. Tracked well until end of day.
Never sees track or beaten up. Try cleaning it out using a small flathead screwdriver. Better Answer: Check your auto's specifications for how often to change the manual transmission fluid. I can't seem to find this answer anywhere. With more than 650+ full-color glossy photos accompanying extensive step-by-step procedures, this book is required reading in any 3 Series owner's collection. I would much appreciate any feedback, comments, or if known what the problem is.
I find this a little suspect. If you can feel the fluid level with your finger, your fluid level is about right, or perhaps will need only a little topping off. It shifts just fine when I turn the car off. Then they have to be coded. They can help you find the right part. Basically, you fill to the level of the filler plug. October 4, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like the clutch is worn out.
Again my car is too low so I had to put the stock jack at the stock front jack location. It is as if the plug itself is smaller, thus the suggestion of tapping it into place. Let go of the button and turn ignition key to 0 off Instrutions Courtesy of GoingNuts of e46fanatics. Do this when the car is cold and parked on level ground. I think it can be used in the diff without issue, make sure to add the friction modifier if you have the limited slip diff. However, I changed the fluid to Royal Purple Synchromesh and I still have the problem.
Tighten to 44lbs-ft I think. July 5, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Got it, no sweat. The transmission creates heat itself as the gears and synchros turn within its case. . You can go to and they will tell you which of their products will be suitable for your trans. Customers' stories from the parts supply world seem to indicate that using Swepco on a transmission with worn synchro rings can prolong its life and fend off that costly transmission rebuild.
Both are more than suitable. You will likely need a new valve body. While the fluid is emptying, clean out the drain plugs. April 15, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I'm not a huge fan of lifetime fluid, I think that it's a marketing slogan, and it can cause problems for older cars. It should take a little more than 1 quart to fill. They can help you find the right part. Could this be fluid level? They can help you find the right fluid.
Thanks May 8, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't have that info handy for older models. I used cement blocks under the stock rear jack points. If all else fails, go to a full service gas station and ask them to check the transmission fluid and watch while they do it. I have used them both again at 15k mile intervals and have no complaints what so ever. The gears were very hard to shift in cold weather and have to wait until the engine gets to operating temperature.
There are 2 types of trans-ax5 wich holds 3. Doesn't make any sense to me but it's better to be safe. Can someone explain one way or the other? You may just have a faulty part. Swepco 201 is a lubricant for gears - these are two different things, very much so! I like Swepco 201 for these transmissions personally. But I decided to change it at 1200 miles. Don't see a tag anywheres on the car for the type it takes. If you like what you see here, then please visit our and help support the collection and creating of new and informative technical articles like this one.