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Greetings! New to the forum. Just bought my 17 year old daughter a 2000 SE with the 3.0 Vulcan. Great car, although nothing like the 89 SHO I had for nine years.
My question is about changing the transmission fluid. I would like to switch to Redline synthetic oil, but need to get all of the old oil out first. Do these cars have a drain for the torque converter? If not, anyone heard of using low pressure compressed air to blow out the fluid through the cooler lines? Also just ordered a Hayden tranny cooler; I read in this forum that they are a 'must have'.

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There is no drain for the torque converter. You have to flush the transmission by removing the feed line to your stock oil cooler and putting it into a bucket. Turn the car on and add the new fluid as the old stuff is being pumped out. Don't know about pushing the old stuff out of the lines with air, never thought of that.

I just installed a Hayden 679 in my car the other day, it looks like a good cooler, and it was a snap to install.

Good luck with the car! Seems like you're already off on the right track with it.
 

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Everything you need to know is here. The procedure is the same for the SLO.
 
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Thats a damn good write up. But one question... what line are they talking about? Anyone have a good pic of this line?

I was thinking that they are talking about the line that goes to the "in-line" cooler with fins on it. In front of the AC Condenser/Radiator. But then I hear one other guy talking about disconnecting the one from the Radiator... Im confused??


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The one with fins is for the PS. There is a plain black tube w/o fins right above (or is it below?) the PS cooler. That is the one you want to tap. You might as well add the aux cooler while you're at it. It would only add about 10 minutes to the job.
 

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The later cars have both tubes finned. One is bigger in diameter, this is the PS cooler. The tranny cooler should be the top one. I disconnect it at the drivers side. This is also where I have a Magnifine filter.

Item Part Number Description
1 7D273 Oil Tube Connector
2 7A030 Fluid Cooler Inlet Tube
3 7A031 Fluid Cooler Tube
4 N807468-S100 Clip
5 376240-S Clamp
6 3D746 Power Steering Fluid Cooler Hose
7 376240-S100 Clamp
8 7A095 Auxiliary Transaxle Fluid Cooler
9 N610958-S56 Bolt (2 Req'd)
10 7N291 Transmission Oil Cooler Line Clip
11 N623332-S56 Clip Nut
12 N307397-S101 Clip
13 W611624-S428 Bolt (2 Req'd)
14 7D273 Oil Tube Connector
15 7R041 Grommet
16 7C410 Transaxle Fluid Cooler Tube
17 7N110 Connector
18 7B028 Fluid Cooler Tube
A — Tighten to 3-4 Nm (27-35 Lb-In)
 

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Originally posted by SixFoFalcon@Jul 29 2004, 09:16 AM
The one with fins is for the PS. There is a plain black tube w/o fins right above (or is it below?) the PS cooler. That is the one you want to tap. You might as well add the aux cooler while you're at it. It would only add about 10 minutes to the job.
The 98 sable (which Sal has) has the finned cooler as the ATX and the non finned as the PS, but as Paul said the PS is the thicker diameter (1/2" i believe) then the ATX cooler (3/8") on all gen3 and newer AFAIK.
 
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