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Old 07-30-2013, 05:17 AM   #51
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really, how do we check the tranny fluid then?
There aint no way to easily check the tranny! how do aI know? well thats a long story (A little digging around in here should help you find an old thread that I started on that)
But seriously- if you want to check the trans fluid you gotta have the car jacked up and level and running in neutral(warmed up also)
Pull the drain plug, add fluid until the fluid starts to come out of the transmission, then just put the plug back in, Whala! thats all there is to it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:56 AM   #52
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If I ever buy an SS, I'm thinking I'd just buy two spares for front and rear, remove the back seat, and keep them there I suppose. I don't like the thought of driving somewhere on a trip without a spare.
You dont need 2 spares, the front/rear tires are the same diameter.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #53
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To me it came as a surprise that the battery sits in the trunk, I was reading up on the forums and one of the community member had posted his experience with the sealant that is given and that is when I found out the battery is actually in the trunk. :P
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:45 AM   #54
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I just got my Camaro a few weeks ago, and was embarrassed when I call the dealership and told them, I don't know where my car battery went. He told me to check the truck! WTF. Lol. I've never known for car batteries could be there.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:30 AM   #55
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I just got my Camaro a few weeks ago, and was embarrassed when I call the dealership and told them, I don't know where my car battery went. He told me to check the truck! WTF. Lol. I've never known for car batteries could be there.
Sure, it helps w/ weight distribution. Did you think to look in your owners manual?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #56
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Sure, it helps w/ weight distribution. Did you think to look in your owners manual?
It's not in my owners manual. I guess they decided with the under hood terminals you shouldn't need to access the battery it's self.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #57
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i have a spare it's one of those dounut spares with a 20"rim.... i thought i had a goo kit and a pump but i didn't
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #58
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The trunk isn't that unusual of a place for the battery. At least not after my last car. It was under the rear seat.

I also read the manuals when I get a car, especially the Camaro. I was so excited when I got the car I wanted to soak up as much Camaro goodness as possible. I might have slept out in the the garage if my wife wouldn't think I was crazy.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:48 AM   #59
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Pull the drain plug, add fluid until the fluid starts to come out of the transmission, then just put the plug back in, Whala! thats all there is to it.
The DRAIN plug?

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:55 AM   #60
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Sure, it helps w/ weight distribution. Did you think to look in your owners manual?
I think it was a spur of the moment type thing, lol. I remember saying, "Someone stole my MF battery!" I spoke with the guy who sold me the car, he said this is not the first time he's been called about it by Camaro owners. Embarrassing.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:16 AM   #61
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The trunk isn't that unusual of a place for the battery. At least not after my last car. It was under the rear seat.

I also read the manuals when I get a car, especially the Camaro. I was so excited when I got the car I wanted to soak up as much Camaro goodness as possible. I might have slept out in the the garage if my wife wouldn't think I was crazy.
What did you have an old Beetle? Inside the passenger compartment isn't very safe. In a rollover accident if the battery leaks the occupants could be covered in Sulfuric Acid... The trunk has been used by many GM cars. The Cobalt, the HHR, the Saturn Ion.. And more... In the trunk it is not effected by engine heat plus it frees up room in the engine compartment. Also it helps in weight distribution.
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What did you have an old Beetle? Inside the passenger compartment isn't very safe. In a rollover accident if the battery leaks the occupants could be covered in Sulfuric Acid...
No, believe it or not it was a modern car, an Olds Aurora. GM did it on many of the G/H/K body cars, Lucerne, DTS, etc. I never thought much about the safety aspect, other than venting fumes. The part I thought was stupid is that these cars had pretty nice interiors and the average GM mechanic would no doubt have grease all over the leather and carpet if they replaced the battery.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #63
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No, believe it or not it was a modern car, an Olds Aurora. GM did it on many of the G/H/K body cars, Lucerne, DTS, etc. I never thought much about the safety aspect, other than venting fumes. The part I thought was stupid is that these cars had pretty nice interiors and the average GM mechanic would no doubt have grease all over the leather and carpet if they replaced the battery.
I would never buy one with the battery in the passenger compartment...
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:18 PM   #64
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Opppps sorry!......THE PLUG......didn't realize the plug police were lurking around in here
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:50 PM   #65
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nowhere in the manual does it tell you where it is or what is the replacement type. Never saw a plastic "gas escape" tube for a battery!
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nowhere in the manual does it tell you where it is or what is the replacement type. Never saw a plastic "gas escape" tube for a battery!
We needed "gas escape" tubes when my younger brother was 4 years old. The poor kid had the worst farts of anyone we knew. Luckily as he got older he stopped eating only fiber bars and the tubes were then removed.....
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