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Contaminated transmission! chevy cobalt 2.2 – Auto Repair Chat

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96 thoughts on “Contaminated transmission! chevy cobalt 2.2”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Heald says:

    All that atf , cheaper for a new auto box 😂

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OFF ROAD says:

    You gave it a little more life.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JADENk says:

    I think basically all steel gaskets, besides headgaskets, can be reused, ive had upper and lower intake manifold, exhaust manifold cats, EGR, throttle, starter and maybe a couple more that have all been off and back on and theyre fine. Intake, exhaust, and starter being MLS gaskets and the rest being flat steel gaskets. Very happy that honda uses a majority steel in their gaskets so i didnt have to buy replacements every time, they are unique though so i have to go through honda as well so even more glad they’re steel on that front

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nelson glass says:

    How do you flush the torque converter

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nate P says:

    BG is an amazing manufacturer. I use their DFC PLUS 23032 diesel fuel conditioner, their oil additive, and every 50k their oil flush. No joke, my diesel oil looks like regular oil after the oil flush for like 2000 miles. That's impressive.
    You had a lot of changes of plans ray but it's important to always have a plan. That way when sht goes sideways you have something to deviate from. Nice work

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars simon worthington says:

    Interesting machine for cleaning out your crap . I must say you go through a lot of oil packaging and makes more waste.
    Have you considered using a bulk oil container like 25 litre and using a hand pump or 5 litre cans been cheaper. Not seen oil in cardboard containers before.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe S says:

    Doesn't the tyranny need to shift gears a bit during the cleaning process?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Howard says:

    It would make sense that rust is going to start to accumulate around the steel parts like check balls etc.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fity Bux says:

    Wait, at the end, did you ever tighten the transmission level plug under the car? 😆

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Coyote Black Studios says:

    Yummy strawberry milkshake

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brice Graham says:

    I forgot to mention. The BG chips are the round plastic things inside the cans at the bottom of them. The tops for the brake fluid bottles act as BG chips as well.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brice Graham says:

    SAVE YOUR BG CHIPS!!! Your BG dealer will give you cash for them. Each of them are worth 25 to 50 cents each. It doesn't sound like a lot but it adds up. I save up 74 bucks worth of them and went on a shopping spree at Half Price Books. My favorite stop to get older video games and anime dvds.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dalton Simpson says:

    happened to me over a couple a years ago, found out real early less than half a mile, so flushed it with cheap fluids till it was clean then put in the Honda stuff, so far it works.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chad says:

    Ray, why did you impact the drain pan on versus torquing them down to spec? I know times a factor but that made me cringe something fierce.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James says:

    i don't know if it would kill you to ingest the stuff, but it sure as heck won't taste too good…

    i ingested sump oil once, not my finest moment!
    i serviced a small engine and put the old oil and flush oil into a pepsi max bottle for disposal, but some joker put it in the fridge. eventually i went to the fridge with a bad case of the dry's and went straight for the pepsi max bottle 🤣
    it was not pleasant! i ended up brushing my teeth for about half an hour afterwards, but asside from the embarrasment i don't recall any ill effects

    edit: wait, yeah you're probably right come to think of it, i forgot about the glycol in the coolant

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Guzman says:

    How does that happen?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    Only time will tell Ray.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Dobesh says:

    Pepto-Bismol anyone?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Gurtler says:

    Try pouring so the port is elevated up instead of lower when you start your pour. Seems backwards but you'll have more control.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Noel Chaparro says:

    Hello Ray..following from Puerto Rico..I have a question..I bought a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder and checked trans fluid and its a bit dark..should I change the trans fluid and filter…or should I just leave it alone…I'm a bit scared to touch it..lol I bypassed the radiator cooler …they are well known for the same issue you just serviced that car for…so I'm using the external trans cooler it has…

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sundance2005 says:

    F'ing AH that just can't wait 2 sec. and have to turn in front of you.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gsxr1000k8black says:

    All the other videos about this procedure shows that it is necessary to shift the gears while flushing. Did you do that?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Lamson says:

    That would suck if have to use machine for different type of trans with all that fluid. Like gm to Chrysler or to Ford which uses different fluid or Honda which u must use Honda type fluid

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Amber Steele says:

    Try gloves or hands that aren't lubed Ray, probably be a lot easier!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Stax says:

    36 qts. of ATF?!!!!!!!!! OMG! That's gotta cost more than the car!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Capt Gray Bush says:

    In situations like that, the best thing you can do is inform the customer that there may have been damage done to the trans. Be honest and tell them they rolled the dice and so far so good. But you can't guarantee the longevity of the trans due to the magnitude of the contamination in the trans.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnie Symons says:

    Floor it, the Florida way. Hilarious. I've never heard it called that before.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Simpkins says:

    Love the new intro!!!!!!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oleiva Portroth says:

    I am sorry but US car companies suck at building small cars, they always have… buy a Toyota or Honda.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Ramirez says:

    Did you check it it had lock up?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard T says:

    Pepto-mobile! Or Pepto-1

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris18228 says:

    That flashlight you use is it durable I was thinking about getting it.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars U.P. Tinkering says:

    LOL that trans fluid reminded me of Pepto Bismol!!!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Frank says:

    Double check that drain plug. And it is a time bomb. I don't give it a year. To much crap in the pan. 😔 Sorry 🙏 Expat Dave in Ibague, Colombia 🇨🇴

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thedillpickle100 says:

    When I was a kid several " know it all's" told me to never touch an automatic transmission filter or even drain a manual transmission / differential. If you do they will be junk in a week. Others told me of all flavors of mouse milk that make AT's impervious to friction and wear. When I got older, I had to pay for things I broke. That's when I learned the value of following the manufacturers recommendation in the service manual. 😎

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Reagan Lyle says:

    A true milkshake

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D B says:

    You GOT to say have, which you are doing. Good learning video.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Fitz says:

    Looking like the tires need replaced as well, plus the cost of 2 transmission flushes and the radiator, you're quickly coming up on the cost of a 'new' used cobalt.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Sonic Zone says:

    Mighty fine job well done. This is just incredible.
    The stealership will tell you that you need to buy a new car. Yet you saved it.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank_Diesel says:

    Biggest mistake I seen here was you not shifting through gears while flushing the trans. That guarantees a bit of contaminant stays in the control passages.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank_Diesel says:

    If you used the proper release tool you wouldn't be struggling with that clip

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank_Diesel says:

    I agree on the gasket reuse. They are designed as reusable gaskets so as long as it's not damaged or defective, it's much better than the crap they give with filters.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Farrimond says:

    I worked with a guy, his last day on the job was doing a converter drain (flat back) on a C-6 in an old ford pickup. Some months later, I ran into him somewhere and asked him what happened. He said, when that stinky fluid started running down his arm and dripped off his elbow, he knew it wasn't the job for him.
    What trans is in that Cobalt? Looks like a modernized TH125.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dennis morgan says:

    Have you thought about getting a big 55 gallon drum of break clean and a refillable pressurized can …. might save you a ton with how much you appear to use

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Allen says:

    Does the torque converter have fluid in it, that the fluid will not drain from? Heck do the new cars have a torque converter? I am not educated enough to know. I used to help my father work on cars and our tractor’s. Plant City Fla.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sunset Originals says:

    If that were mine, I would cut my losses and buy something Japanese and never look back.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TIM ENLOE says:

    If you buy a stainless steel sprayer, preferably with air preload, You could clean a lot of stuff easier and cheaper using solvent. The high 100psi spray works great.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Lester says:

    You make money off these videos. You use other YouTube mechanics materials. You should come up to your own material and your money honestly quit stealing off other people

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timber’s Rc adventures says:

    Looks like a hot wheels

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nonn says:

    good job superman😄

  51. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johan Smith says:

    **-.
    I never realized how difficult auto transmissions can be to service. Never worked on an auto before and do not think I want to.