Hey scotty, i have a 2016 chevy malibu with the 2.0t and 8 speed aisin transmission. I currently have about 51,000 miles and want the transmission to last as long as possible. From the videos i have…

trevor426

Hey scotty, i have a 2016 chevy malibu with the 2.0t and 8 speed aisin transmission. I currently have about 51,000 miles and want the transmission to last as long as possible. From the videos i have seem of yours it seems it is about time to change the transmission fluid. The manual and one dealer i went to said to change it every 45,000 miles. They also wanted to do a flush which i have not heard good things about from you and other sources. My local mechanic said it was to complicated for him to do and to just bring it to the dealer. I am just not sold on having them flush it rather than just change it. I don’t want issues in the future and am trying to do all the proactive maintenance to make it last as long as possible. Another dealer said it didn’t have to be changed until 100,000 miles and to be flushed as well. That just seems like to long. What should i do? Should i trust the dealer to do what is recommended and flush it or try to find someone else that will just change the fluid? The dealer that said to change it at 100,000 miles said they would check it to see if it would “benefit” from a flush and that just changing the fluid wouldn’t be successful.🤔

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trevor426
trevor426

Lol, thats what i thought. When should i change the transmission fluid? It seems like the dealers are trying to cause more problems to get you to come back for more transmission work. I will have to do some more searching to find someone who will just change it for me. Its just crazy that the chevy dealers want to flush the transmission.

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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never flush, just change oil and filter. Just realize those cars are junk as they age so baby the crap out of it and pray a lot.