Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

Manual Transaxle

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Checking the oil level on manual transaxles

A hypoid gear oil with an API classification of GL-4 or higher is required.

LEVEL CHECK



  1. With the car parked on a level surface, or raised and supported safely and level, remove the filler plug from the right front of the case.
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  3. If lubricant begins to trickle out the hole, there is enough. Otherwise, carefully insert a finger (watch out for sharp threads) and check to see if the oil is up to the edge of the hole.
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  5. If not, add lubricant through the hole to raise the level to the edge of the filler hole. Most gear lubricants come in a plastic squeeze bottle with a nozzle, making additions easy. You can also use a squeeze bulb. Add gear oil GL4, Hypoid gear oil.
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  7. Replace the plug and check for leaks.
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DRAIN AND REFILL



  1. Jack up the front the car and support it safely on stands.
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  3. Slide a drain pan under the transaxle.
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  5. Remove the filler plug and then the drain plug.
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  7. When the oil has been completely drained, install the drain plug.
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  9. Using the suction gun, refill the transmission/transaxle up to the level of the filler plug.
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  11. Install and tighten the filler plug.
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