GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Fluid Pan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Automatic transaxle fluid pan



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Fig. Fig. 2: Automatic transaxle fluid filter screen

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Drain the transaxle; if it is hot, allow it to cool.
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  3. Remove the oil pan bolts. Using a plastic hammer, tap around the oil pan to remove it; do not use a prybar.
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  5. Using a gasket scraper or a putty knife, clean the gasket from the oil pan and transaxle.
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  7. Using solvent, clean the oil pan; be sure to place the magnet directly below the oil strainer.
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  9. Using a new gasket, sealant (if necessary), install the oil pan. Using sealant on the cross grooved (on head) bolts, torque the bolts to 3-4 ft. lbs. (4-6 Nm).
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  11. Refill the transaxle with Dexron®II transmission fluid.
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FILTER SERVICE



  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Drain the transaxle; if it is hot, allow it to cool.
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  3. Remove the transaxle fluid pan.
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  5. Remove the fluid filter bolts from the valve body. Not the position of the solenoid wire clamp for proper installation.
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To install:
  1. Clean the fluid filter screen with solvent and dry thoroughly. If screen mesh is damaged, replace the screen.
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  3. Install the fluid filter screen making sure the solenoid wire clamp is in its correct position.
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  5. Secure the filter screen with bolts and tighten to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  7. Install the fluid pan and fill the transaxle with Dexron®II transmission fluid.
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