How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter (COMPLETE Guide)

  • Published on Mar 24, 2016
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid Change. This is the complete guide on how to change the transmission fluid in your car or truck! I give you valuable tips like tightening the bolts on the transmission valve body gasket so you get crisper shifts or using silicone on the rubber gasket to hold it in place.
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  • Rickie-NYC
    Rickie-NYC Day ago

    What about the other six quarts?

  • Gary Getty
    Gary Getty 2 days ago

    Another video that didn't change the transmission fluid right tell him about the 9-quart you didn't get out of the catalytic converter if you want to do it right search around for somebody that knows what they're doing

  • Winter Husky
    Winter Husky 3 days ago +2

    why is brake clean called brake clean when its used for everything

  • james ark
    james ark 4 days ago

    Chris,,,how did you know that a transmision filter is being damage or broke that nneds to replace?

    • Bob Barker
      Bob Barker 11 hours ago

      he changed the filter because he was doing a fluid change like he would an oil filter

  • Mytwistedvoices
    Mytwistedvoices 5 days ago

    I put a drain plug in my transmission pan.

  • jonas gabites manfred

    I messed up when pouring transmission fluid.. i spilled some atf fluid.. will i have problems on some parts?

  • Famous75 Gaming
    Famous75 Gaming 5 days ago

    Can u over torqe? I don’t have a torque meter wrench

  • David Abineri
    David Abineri 6 days ago

    Chris are the torques you mention really ft-lb or in-ib? Great video!

  • Dave Mclean
    Dave Mclean 7 days ago

    Really enjoyed your video great detail and tips plus your delivery was direct without crapping on.. well-done... And I've subscribed

  • silent storm
    silent storm 8 days ago

    hi chris my rav4 has ws fluid i,m thinking to buy amsoinl full synthetic oil what,s yur recomendation? Thanks

  • Benny C
    Benny C 9 days ago

    I let oil drip wherever it wants to on my frame. And easy and convenient rust prevention.

  • Adrian R
    Adrian R 10 days ago

    Hey can I use primer and paint from a home depot spay paint can on my oil pan ?

  • F. Rafique Zayn
    F. Rafique Zayn 13 days ago

    Any tutorial on how to change the cvt atf??

  • AnyWho
    AnyWho 15 days ago

    i got a 2001 Saturn L300 v6 and i never changed my trany fluid, in fact i cant even check the lvl cuz i never found the dip stick for it ... i have the car manual for the car i bought from store but i still never found the dip stick ...

  • BL Blps
    BL Blps 16 days ago +1


  • Logan
    Logan 17 days ago

    Excellent as always! Thanks for sharing CF 🔧⚙️

  • Kevin Quist
    Kevin Quist 19 days ago

    awesome video. very well done.

  • Seppe Zimmerer
    Seppe Zimmerer 22 days ago

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  • Semisi Koloto
    Semisi Koloto 22 days ago

    Awesome vid

  • LandChit
    LandChit 24 days ago


  • David Ahders
    David Ahders 26 days ago

    Im surprised Chris didn't add a drain plug so he could drain fluid after driving for a day and replace the other 6 quarts that were left in torque converter. I would paint the pan too cause it shows attention to detail. Nice job. Like the silicon paste trick. I would use skim coat of rtv in the corners but like the paste idea even better. Less mess next time around.

  • Fill M
    Fill M 27 days ago +1

    can you check the transmission fluid while the engine is running and how often do you have to change your transmission oil thanks for your video it means a lot

  • M. A. Vestal
    M. A. Vestal 27 days ago

    Thanks Chris... You make it look so easy...👍

    RIZZO DESSIC 28 days ago

    I thought if my transmission works ok now,
    But it's 12 years old and have 185.000 miles on him,
    When i change Oil and filter inside a transmission,
    Just to know
    Is it Save,
    To add 16oz of Lucas Heavy duty transmission fix Additive.???
    Any good advice
    Thank U so much in Advance and apologize to all of followers/TVclip's
    That I'm bugging with this constant question.
    All best to All 👍👍👍

    RIZZO DESSIC 28 days ago

    Hi Chris,
    If is not necessary,
    But on my own,
    Is it ok, when i change my atf fluid, to Add 16 oz
    Of Lucas Transmission fix ,
    To help inside components more lubrication and more seal life prolonging,.
    Or is not Safe at all to Add Luxas transmission fix slippage additive,.???
    Any advise

  • John Delacroix
    John Delacroix 29 days ago

    Americans would comment like
    You should of put
    Instead of
    You should've put

  • Pat Bed
    Pat Bed 29 days ago

    Hi Chris
    I appreciate very much the videos that you produce are very practical and very informative. I would have a question for you, how to make sure that the auto part shop sold us the right oil filter before doing the work?
    There is a way to check because once the oil removed from the transmission I can not go back.

    Thank you for your response and good luck in your future projects.

  • Russel Osborne
    Russel Osborne Month ago

    Good video.
    Any particular reason you didn't add a drain plug to the pan while it was off?

  • Demitris Miller
    Demitris Miller Month ago

    This looks like a straight up job. Thanks for making this channel. Seriously, you're doing what a LOT of websites half-ass.

  • Sabastian White
    Sabastian White Month ago

    Did he use high temp paint?

  • ThE_dOuGhBoY
    ThE_dOuGhBoY Month ago

    Hey on GMs there is a seal where the spout of the filter goes in. Anyone know how to get it out? This a for a 2007 Chevy Impala LT btw

    • Redtooth 75
      Redtooth 75 21 day ago

      I used a small punch and a hammer to cave in the lip of the seal. Then you grab it with a pliers and pull it out.

  • Michael. V
    Michael. V Month ago

    Wonderful work bro wish you could work on my transmission I can trust your work 🤘😎🤘

  • Eamonn Cranny
    Eamonn Cranny Month ago

    What primer and paint did you use on the pan? Finish looks really good.

  • Socks On Feet
    Socks On Feet Month ago

    I paint everything light grey not black, that way you will be able to spot a leak sooner rather than later.

  • Luis Jimenez
    Luis Jimenez Month ago

    Just call the Mazda dealer and they definitely do not take the steps. The guy says we just drain it and fill it and we do not mess with the filter to prevent damage.

  • Luis Jimenez
    Luis Jimenez Month ago

    How are you going to get the rest of that oil out? do you run new transmission fluid through it again until you start flushing out when you transmission fluid?

  • Luis Jimenez
    Luis Jimenez Month ago

    Where do you stay brother? I want to take my car to you

  • everydaylife
    everydaylife Month ago

    Thanks lol i didn't know where to fill the fluid from im sorry i know what a noob😅

  • Jesse
    Jesse Month ago

    Yea but what if your car doesnt have a dip stick and only has a bolt on the bottom that tells you when its full?

  • mikey lorenzio
    mikey lorenzio Month ago

    Incredible, thank you so much Chris!

  • Dianne
    Dianne Month ago

    Brilliant. Thank you!

  • josh bender
    josh bender Month ago

    Chris have a question. I have an 02 honda civic just bought doesnt drive. When i turn it on and put into any gear i get nothing from the tranny. Have done OBD scan and it is clean. I think it may be the tranny pump gave out so that is whybit isn't shifting at all. Any info would help. Thanks love the videos

  • Kriss Hassebrock
    Kriss Hassebrock Month ago +2

    As a female changing my transmission fluid I appreciate your detailed video. ♥️!

  • mochachobies
    mochachobies Month ago

    9:00 unedited footage

  • Wesley Ingram
    Wesley Ingram Month ago +1

    Can you do a full system flush on a CVT and filter replacement it has 2 filter that would be a really good video because not to many people did a good video so I would love for you to do it one day

  • Kakejolas
    Kakejolas Month ago

    THIS ... is a 2016 ATF change tutorial (Doug Demuro).

  • Sea 2121
    Sea 2121 Month ago

    Hi chris could you do another video on this

  • Nick Filopoulos
    Nick Filopoulos Month ago

    Do one for the stirring pump please thanks 🙏

  • Stevie Jo
    Stevie Jo Month ago

    Auto Tranny fluid is freaking expensive. Look to spend cost 100 bucks on fluid alone..

  • Christopher Mendonca

    What if your replacing the clutch can you fully flush it out ?

  • johnaustinusa
    johnaustinusa Month ago

    Where did you get those cool ramps?

  • Noe Sanchez
    Noe Sanchez Month ago

    I have a scion xd n it has a screen instead of a filter . so should i still change out the oil pan gasket ?

  • Best songs ever
    Best songs ever Month ago +2

    His girl is so lucky!!

  • Theibathangal
    Theibathangal Month ago

    Good video for engine oil change but not for transmission fluid change

  • Kono
    Kono Month ago

    I'm gonna miss having the exact same truck as Chris

  • Martin Lefebvre
    Martin Lefebvre Month ago

    Great video chrisfix

  • Miguel Linares
    Miguel Linares 2 months ago

    gays how much money does the mecanic can charge for this job sorry for my bad english.

  • Juandisimo
    Juandisimo 2 months ago

    Is transmission fluid a gender? 🤔

  • riley Paul
    riley Paul 2 months ago

    Hi chrisfix my car has a seal transmission fluid

  • joel474
    joel474 2 months ago +1

    hi chris, i did notice that other videos show " flushing the torque converter and cooler system." thus replacing 99 percent of the old transmission fluid with new fresh red transmission fluid. Im wondering if just dropping the pan and replacing only what is in the pan is sufficient...what da ya think?