Welcome to Just Commodores, a site specifically designed for all people who share the same passion as yourself.

New Posts Contact us

Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

HOW TO CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID AND WHERE??? HOLDEN COMMODORE SV6 2008

countrylife

Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2019
Messages
41
Reaction score
4
Points
8
Age
36
Location
Cairns QLD
Members Ride
Holden Commodore VE SV6 2008 Sedan 3.6L
My transmission is changing quite roughly. It's clicking lightly and sometimes heavily from Park to Reverse.
Mechanic gave my Transmission the all clear 100% working well. He also said his checked the transmission fluid. But I've had someone else test drive my car, and they even said what I know that the Transmission is like a bit sticky and a few clunking and clicking noises. We are trying to check transmission fluid. Any help!!!???
 

lout

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 13, 2006
Messages
3,149
Reaction score
707
Points
113
Location
Langwarrin Victoria
Members Ride
VX Executive S2
assuming 5 speed
on the left side of the transmission towards the rear there is a torx bolt
just loosen this bolt
then start engine, remove bolt with engine running, should be filled to this level
if you want to check the color
with engine off remove torx bolt, dont let too much fluid out unless you have dex vi to top up
as before level is to be filled to plug with engine running, temp at 50 degrees
 

shane_3800

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2011
Messages
3,237
Reaction score
1,060
Points
113
Age
33
Location
places
Members Ride
vr commo
It's not a fluid issue I think. If a mech checked and there's fluid in there even if he did not follow procedure he surely saw oil there which indicates a tranmission fault.
Likely a valve is not moving fast enough or the pump is not pressurising.
 

shane_3800

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2011
Messages
3,237
Reaction score
1,060
Points
113
Age
33
Location
places
Members Ride
vr commo
you have to be very low on oil level for the pump pressure ratio to drop enough to cause issues.
 

Fu Manchu

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2006
Messages
7,950
Reaction score
5,297
Points
113
Location
WA.
Members Ride
Slug powered VZ, Cross 8 VZ, VE Calais & ya mum.
Some have a rubber grommet on the top of the trans sump. As long as the fluid is warm (not hot) and it dribbles our the top, it’s all good.

Flick through to near the end for the plug and fluid check.
 

lout

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 13, 2006
Messages
3,149
Reaction score
707
Points
113
Location
Langwarrin Victoria
Members Ride
VX Executive S2
2008 would most likely be the 5 speed
 

immortality

Can't live without smoky bacon!
Staff member
Joined
Apr 15, 2006
Messages
17,907
Reaction score
7,007
Points
113
Location
Sth Auck, NZ
Members Ride
HSV VS Senator, VX s2 Calais S/C
Please stop typing in all caps and bold text.
 
Top