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Yesterday 09:51 PM
whinny Great vid, wish I'd seen it a month ago. Next time I'm doing my wife's car myself.

Later gator
Russ
Yesterday 09:45 PM
bubba1955
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I don't see anyone else guessing or googling, so throw it out and ask a new Q.
I don't have a question right now...If anyone has one the floor's yours.

Here's the video I found on You Tube on checking fluid level on a Malibu.

Yesterday 08:35 PM
Too Many Projects
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I honestly didn't know about how to check the trans fluid on that Malibu so I cheated and Googled it and found a You-Tube video...... I won't spoil it since I cheated, but what were those Chevy engineers thinking?
I don't see anyone else guessing or googling, so throw it out and ask a new Q.
Yesterday 08:32 PM
Too Many Projects
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Yeah, Ford had a better idea. I still think FOMOCO is in kahoots with the makers of BIC lighters.
They all are, it's not just Ford. For many years, the big 3 struggled to get the level of quality and longevity to meet the imports and to some extent did. Now they need a way to get their vehicles to fail sooner so we come back and buy more. I haven't bought a new vehicle since 1992. I'd rather buy one at least 4 years old and let the PO eat the 40-50% depreciation...
Yesterday 08:18 PM
7nomad8 Yeah, Ford had a better idea. I still think FoMoCo is in kahoots with the makers of BIC.
Yesterday 08:15 PM
7nomad8 Yeah, Ford had a better idea. I still think FOMOCO is in kahoots with the makers of BIC lighters.
Yesterday 08:06 PM
Too Many Projects
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My wife's ford is dealer only as well. I don't get that???


Later gator
Russ
It's FoMoCo's way of insuring you bring the vehicle back to the dealer for service/repair. They don't want you taking it to an independent garage.
Yesterday 07:50 PM
Too Many Projects
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I heard that the procedure requires equipment most people don't have. Tools, lifts, experience, stuff like that.
11mm wrench or socket/ratchet, couple jack stands, drain pan, shop towels. I can believe "most" people don't have this stuff anymore, as they have been conditioned by corporations to believe they can't perform basic maintenance on their vehicles and take them to the dealers....EXACTLY what the corps want.

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I honestly didn't know about how to check the trans fluid on that Malibu so I cheated and Googled it and found a You-Tube video...... I won't spoil it since I cheated, but what were those Chevy engineers thinking?
I think they followed Volkswagen's lead. We had a 2002 Passat with no dipstick or even an easy way, like the Malibu, to check or drain the fluid. These transmissions are "sealed for life", only the life expectancy is way too short for me to adhere to.
Yesterday 06:51 PM
7nomad8 They were thinking of BIC lighters ! ? ! ?
Yesterday 05:45 PM
bubba1955 I honestly didn't know about how to check the trans fluid on that Malibu so I cheated and Googled it and found a You-Tube video...... I won't spoil it since I cheated, but what were those Chevy engineers thinking?
Yesterday 05:09 PM
7nomad8
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
No, there is a procedure..
I heard that the procedure requires equipment most people don't have. Tools, lifts, experience, stuff like that.
Yesterday 04:50 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by 7nomad8 View Post
Dealer service ONLY.
My wife's ford is dealer only as well. I don't get that???


Later gator
Russ
Yesterday 02:36 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 7nomad8 View Post
Dealer service ONLY.
No, there is a procedure..
Yesterday 02:25 PM
7nomad8 these days the auto manufacturers are building what I call BIC cars---use it up and throw it away.
Yesterday 02:21 PM
7nomad8 Dealer service ONLY.
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