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Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:18 PM
Hi guys, just had a quick question.
I have a 2002 chevy cavalier ecotec 5 speed, it had 115k miles, I want to do a transmission flush and put new transmission fluid. I was thinking of putting some valvoline ATF DEXRON-VI FULLY SYNTHETIC. I read about it and it says it is for GM vehicles and work for those that use ATF DEXRON-III and it is also GM approved to their standards. This is the code for the fluid J-60151. Just want to get some advices and if someone has used it before, thank you.

Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:30 PM
I used b&m trickshift in mine...2.6 qrt to help the rattle sound
Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:53 PM
Wait - ATF in a 5 speed????

I see problems here.


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Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:58 PM
To clairify my previous statement: ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Don't our 5 speeds use Syncromesh?
Unless you have the Getrag which will for some strange reason LOVE ATF


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Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:26 PM
Sorry "Road to change" but the syncromesh is for the models up to the 1999 from what I can remember, mine uses ATF and yes I am 100% sure about that because it is in the manual, also the Hayness manual and other posts here say the getrag uses ATF. I just want to know if the anyone used the VALVOLINE ATF DEXRON VI.
Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:37 PM
Road To Change wrote:

To clairify my previous statement: ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Don't our 5 speeds use Syncromesh?
Unless you have the Getrag which will for some strange reason LOVE ATF


Hence why I said this. I was not sure whether your car was a stock 5 speed or manual swapped because you really don't tell us much about it in your profile. No need to be rude.


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Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:50 PM
Road To Change wrote:

Road To Change wrote:

To clairify my previous statement: ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Don't our 5 speeds use Syncromesh?
Unless you have the Getrag which will for some strange reason LOVE ATF


Hence why I said this. I was not sure whether your car was a stock 5 speed or manual swapped because you really don't tell us much about it in your profile. No need to be rude.


99% of the newer manual trans's take ATF. I use synchromesh in mine with no issues but to each their own.



Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:51 PM
i know but there is nothing to said since it is stock 2002 5 spped getrag, cant really sau much.
Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 5:10 AM
I'm using B&M Trickshift Synthetic in mine once i'm done.
Read to use 2 quarts, hope thats right.



Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:46 PM
SLOCAV wrote:

I'm using B&M Trickshift Synthetic in mine once i'm done.
Read to use 2 quarts, hope thats right.


2 quarts is right unless you get the Getrag rattle..then go for 2.6 quarts.
Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Friday, February 18, 2011 10:53 AM
Synchromesh all the way!




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Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Friday, February 18, 2011 2:12 PM
Philly D wrote:

SLOCAV wrote:

I'm using B&M Trickshift Synthetic in mine once i'm done.
Read to use 2 quarts, hope thats right.


2 quarts is right unless you get the Getrag rattle..then go for 2.6 quarts.


i take it the rattle you speak of is that nasty sound at low rpms?



Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Friday, February 18, 2011 3:32 PM
yes..
Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:13 AM
well maybe i should change the fluid in my trans then lol



Re: Trans. fluid for my 2002 ecotec cavalier 5 speed
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:02 AM
My axle seal is leaking so I topped mine off with the dextron VI, feels like butter
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