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How much oil and trans. fluid to change?

\015 I just bought a 1997 hyundai elantra wagon- auto transmission. I want to switch to Amsoil signiture series synthetic oil/ filter and amsoil transmission fluid. I don't have an owner's manual and don't know how much oil and trans. fluid it will take to fill to proper levels. Can you help me out?\015\012\015\012Also, the window washer doesn't function- can you point me to a possible solution? \015\012\015\012Thanks kindly- "kiarra"\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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Check washer motoer as they jam up but often have problems with connections more often than not ,engine oil about 4.5 litres with filter ,gearbox ??never worked on an auto here in spain as spain only has macho men and autos are for tonto americanos and old people from northern europe.but getting all the oil out the transmission including the torque converter is going to be a job,remove the plate behind bell housing by the sump and turn converter as their may be a drain plug but i think this may only apply to older cars up till 1970 but have a look.As for this syncthetic oil i wouldnt bother use the cheapest from supermarket and change every 5000miles .all honesty your wasting you money on a shopping/golf course run around .trust me on this oil thing dont be blurbed by the publicity i used to test oil in ford dagenham factory and paying lots for a fancy container and beleaving the publicity ,trust me on this one
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