Transmission fluid flush and refill

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Asked by Jun 22, 2015 at 01:56 PM about the 2001 Buick Regal GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I need to get my transmission fluid flushed and refilled. I have a mechanic friend that will
do this for me for free, but I need to buy the fluid. What kind do I need to get? And how
much will I need to get?

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From owners manual http://www.vadengmpp.com/owners-manual/buick/2001-Buick-Regal.pdf

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6-73 Capacities and Specifications Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement 7.4 quarts (7.0 L) . . . After Complete Overhaul 10.0 quarts (9.5 L) . . . . . When draining/replacing converter, more fluid will be needed Automatic Transaxle DEXRON III Automatic Transmission Fluid

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You may want to re-consider a flush. If your fluid is now a nice red/pink, and has no 'burnt' odor a flush can do more harm than good. Changing fluid, all well and good.

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PS WAY COOL car. I had a 2004 Regal. Somebody decided they wanted it more than I did

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Agree with fordnut,dont flush,just change the fluid and add new filter,flushing can damage seals in the tranny lots of time.

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Well maybe I'm mistaken and he wasn't going to flush just change. I'm sure he knows, he is a mechanic at a GM dealership. But it does need it, there is a burnt smell and it is dark in color. The owner's manual says Dexron III, but I can't find that at my local auto parts stores. Is Dexron VI the same kind of thing, just updated? Ya know, since it is a 14 year old car.

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And yes, it is a great car! This was my upgrade from a pos 01 grand prix. Best decision I ever made! I got it cheap because it needed some TLC, but once I get that work done, it will still be cheap. And I love it more everyday I drive it!

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Auto Zone has it, the item number is 19501, made by Coastal.

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We don't have an auto zone where I live. Bummer.

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Nevermind, found it at Advance. Made by Carquest there. Thanks for all the help guys!

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Amazon has it as well http://www.amazon.com/Kendall-527-7424-Dextron-III-Automatic-Transmission/dp/B003WEF7C2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1434998218&sr=8-4&keywords=dexron+iii

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