I just got the fluid for the trans and was ready to go but the weather turned a little colder than my liking when I am grabbing tools and laying on the ground so I been reading up on what others have shared regarding their process and success etc.
I had changed my prius fluid twice with no issues even though, back in 2003 there was no real mention of fluid expanding contracting etc.
I swapped the fluid in my outlander CVT twice also and its still running even though I didnt warm the trans to a suggested level before checking the levels. I would fill the trans just about to the full mark and then take a gentle ride for maybe 15mins and recheck the levels. Fortunately, it has a dip stick.
I have changed the engine oil in the c max and quickly glanced at the trans plug, its within reach. I will need to check the fill hole and make sure I can loosen it before I go anywhere near the drain plug with a wrench.
Those that have drained and refilled their c max, any problems or 'gotcha's?
There really isnt too much info on the c max DIY fluid swaps, this has me a little concerned, maybe you can help!