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Isuzu Axiom, Transmission, SUV
#1 of 110 Adding Trany Fluid?
Feb 16, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I've got the accumulator seal/cover leak on my 02 Ax. Will be getting the part on Monday but would like to add some lost fluid - but where to fill from as there is no dipstick. Any help is greatly appreciated.
#2 of 110 Re: Adding Trany Fluid? [dave02]
Apr 12, 2007 (9:38 am)
we have an 03 Axiom and do not live near a certified dealer. In order to get our transmission serviced we have to take it to a qualified dealer... meaning someone who has the special tool required to service the sealed transmission. It doesn't have a dipstick and unless you can purchase this equipment yourself and educate yourself on how to use it...I imagine you'll be needing a 'qualified' dealer as well. A word of warning though... we recently took our Axiom to a dealer because we needed new intake gaskets...they recommended that we service our transmission (due at 50K m according to them), as well service the timing belt, change the water pump, flush the fuel injectors, change the fuel filter, etc. Our Axiom has 85K mi, and we knew we were 10K over service...we agreed to have the fuel filter changed and the injectors flushed, said no to the timing belt/water pump, and agreed to have the transmission flushed. It took 7 days for the mechanic to change the intake gaskets, flush the fuel system, and flush the transmission. They charged us just under $900. 2 days after getting our Axiom back, the transmission went out. We had it towed back to the dealer, where they estimated repair/replacement cost at $5000!, admitted that the mechanic knew the trans. was slipping when we got it back and didn't inform us, and then further informed us AFTER THE FACT that flushing the transmission may cause loose debris that would destroy the transmission, since it was 10k mi overdue (25k according to them). We are now without transportation and possibly looking into a lawsuit- or a great deal on a new car. I suggest finding a mechanic you can trust to service your car.
Apr 12, 2007 (9:42 am)
I also want to add...I'm currently researching just how much a replacement transmission actually costs... Isuzu will not give me a personal quote, only through a dealer. I found $2200 listed as a repair cost on consumerguide. I also found that this transmission does have known problems but no recalls.
#4 of 110 re-fill fluid
Apr 14, 2007 (12:30 pm)
The only way you can add or refill fluid for 2002 Isuzu Axiom is from bottom of trans.,not from the top.Take your car to the shop is the best way.
#5 of 110 Re: add on [sagefemme]
May 07, 2007 (4:13 pm)
Did you ever find out how much it costs to replace a transmission? I might have to replace mine and would like to know.
#6 of 110 Transmission problem?
May 08, 2007 (3:55 am)
I have an 03 Axiom. The check engine light started to blink, and now it is stalling or bogging down at stop signs, and lights. We checked the O2 sensors, which we found has 4! That didn't seem to be the problem. It seems to be getting worse, anyone have these same problems? The nearest dealer is 2 hours away.......I recently had the fuel filter changed and air filter, with no luck?
#7 of 110 Re: add on [ga12345]
May 10, 2007 (4:04 am)
We received two quotes...both said the actual trans. replacement cost would be $4500.
#8 of 110 Re: Transmission problem? [macdougall]
May 10, 2007 (4:06 am)
Our Axiom did that. That's why we took it in...they diagnosed it as intake gaskets which needed to be replaced.
#9 of 110 Re: Transmission problem? [macdougall]
May 10, 2007 (6:00 am)
Mine did the same thing, ended up being the egr valve located on top of the engine right in front of the firewall. You may want to goto Autozone and have them run the code.
#10 of 110 Re: Transmission problem? [sagefemme]
May 11, 2007 (5:16 am)
Thanks for your reply. We took it to the dealer and had the same problem, intake gaskets. It cost $345, they charged $150 per hour for labor! Problem solved however, pockets emptied.