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Old 07-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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TRANS FIX ?????

Im about ready for my first service [yes first] on my 2010 rs and was going to bring up issue of the manual trans It use to shift smoooth into gears, and now with 3,599 miles it feels like syncro, are bad ?? as you can feel gears mesh ? as your going into gear. -Saw long post on man tran issues but i read it,, but didnt see any possative fix, and or does gm have it yet. Also [at times] jerks hard on clutch reliese when taking off out of 1st under normal driving conditions
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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Mine was notchy up until I turned 10000 miles a little while ago and changed the transmission fluid. It helped.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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Ill try the fluid change, --what kind ill have to use ?? ill have to do a search.- wonder if this will affect warr, if future problem come up with it,, if not orig fluid ??
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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Wont help dude... Sorry but the transmission is crap...
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #5
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Ill try the fluid change, --what kind ill have to use ?? ill have to do a search.- wonder if this will affect warr, if future problem come up with it,, if not orig fluid ??
You may need to go to the dealer and have it looked at. The slight nibbling feel especially when tranny is cold is a common complaint but if you have a bigger problem than that, the warranty will be your friend. If they decide nothing is wrong with your tranny and there isn't anything they can do about it, you may need to help your self.

GM manual tranny fluid looks just like any other automatic transmission fluid but it is supposed to be a special blend. Some people have found synthetic Dexron 3 based formulations (Mobil 1 Synthetic Multi-Car Formula for example) to be a good improvement in synchro feel. This is not the latest and greatest Dexron formulation so ignore the recomended appicaions shown on the Mobil 1 bottle. The bottle says it is for older GM applications. It looks just like the GM fluid but it smells a lot like your typical 90w gear oil so it will be obvious if you drain it that it is not GM fluid. Keep the original GM fluid in your garage in case you need it again for some reason.

You do not want the Dexron VI formula that is specifed for newer GM cars.

Some people have said Royal Purple SynchroMax fluid to also be good but I have not tried that myself.

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #6
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you got me a little confused Stingr69.- you mention man trans then your talking automatic ??.-- So i take it your saying the GM man trans fluid,, looks like automatic fluid ???- Also, i did take it to dealer and as i thought they said nothing wrong, and maybe im not pushing clutch all the way -lol, and they said i have to push down,, pedal quicker and harder.--what a joke
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #7
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The oil in our manual transmissions is really automatic transmission fluid.

The Royal Purple Syncromax oil is way better for it though, made especially for our application.
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THANKS FAST - for info ---was thinking that, but wanted it cleared up--- thank god not another ,, junk trans dude! post .-- I hate it when you asked question and someone post a answer like that
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:11 PM   #9
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THANKS FAST - for info ---was thinking that, but wanted it cleared up--- thank god not another ,, junk trans dude! post .-- I hate it when you asked question and someone post a answer like that
Yeah. It's pretty obvious already.
Please, post your results after you change fluid. I was going to do this too, but now have more important things to "fix" on this car.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:49 PM   #10
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Ill try the fluid change, --what kind ill have to use ?? ill have to do a search.- wonder if this will affect warr, if future problem come up with it,, if not orig fluid ??
I got the dealer to do it while I was getting an oil change done. I got the OEM stuff put back in. It definetely helped and is worth spending the money on.

My car has been in for them to look at second gear being notchy and said it was normal operation so I figured what the heck I'll spend the 50 bucks.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
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you got me a little confused Stingr69.- you mention man trans then your talking automatic ??.-- So i take it your saying the GM man trans fluid,, looks like automatic fluid ???- Also, i did take it to dealer and as i thought they said nothing wrong, and maybe im not pushing clutch all the way -lol, and they said i have to push down,, pedal quicker and harder.--what a joke
No confusion - Modern manual transmissions like the one in our Camaros use automatic transmission fluid. For example, Royal Purple Synchromax is a DEXRON 1-3 based Automatic Transmission Fluid that they market for manual transmissions but you would not want to run that fluid in an old school Muncie 4-speed that requires 90wt GL-4 gear oil. Some 2010-11 Camaro owners have reported being pleased with RP Synchromax but I have not tried it. I do know the M1 Multi-Car Synthetic ATF works well. It has been in there almost 2 years and I am not going back to the GM fluid. If you decide to do a fluid change you would not go back either.

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Old 07-18-2011, 02:35 PM   #12
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I MAY TRY THAT M1 Fluid ,,stingr,,,,--- or thr r,purple.--ill go the cheaper one. - I see your the ss, so thats the other ? manuall trans.- So same results with my v6 manuall, and same fluid to try
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I don't know anything about the V6 manual tranny but if you try it and like it then how bad can it be?

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Old 07-18-2011, 05:38 PM   #14
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I think the V8's take automatic transmission fluid and the V6's use gear oil, I could be wrong but check your manual to make sure you do not need to use gear oil.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:20 PM   #15
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OH, POOP ,,and i thought you guys were sure on the fluid. now i gotta search as i dont want to use wrong stuff.-------------well i went to my local chevy dealer after leaving work [chrysler dealer] lol, and i told the serv guy my problem and his exact word was that they had fixed about a dozen with the shift issues .so i tried to get it out of him what they do to repair, but he wouldnt say-- but he gave me the crap of not being able to work on it till about in 4 months as all book up ????? --guess he saw i didnt buy it there.- So i sent a mesage to the owner as, where i work we do thier repair work, if its warr,[dealers suppose to work as a team] --I hope to here from them.- ill keep you posted , hopfully with good news, or ask me on it as im sure you will be curios as to what they do to fix- if they do.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #16
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yes gm called for rear end oil IN THE AY6 MANUL TRANS. ?? well after research and talks with a fer trans guys they all said same thing the v6 manull came with gear oil and too get it out and put in a syn 80 transaxle fluid like for example REDLINE MTX # 50204.-- I TRID AND IT WORKS GREAT.- GEE IN THE beginning gm called for a gl4 rated fluid orig in the AY6 MMMMMMMMM
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