Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Automatic Transmission Fluid

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid

It is not necessary to check the transmission fluid level.

A transmission fluid leak is the only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer and have it repaired as soon as possible.

There is a special procedure for checking and changing the transmission fluid. Because this procedure is difficult, you should have this done at your dealer.

Caution

Use of the incorrect automatic transmission fluid may damage the vehicle, and the damage may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use the correct automatic transmission fluid. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants

Change the fluid at the intervals listed in Maintenance Schedule and be sure to use the fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubrican

Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

The engine air cleaner/filter is in the engine compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview

When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

For intervals on changing and inspecting the engine air cleaner/ filter, see Maintenance Schedule

How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

Do not start the engine or have the engine running with the engine air cleaner/filter housing open. Before removing the engine air cleaner/ filter, make sure that the engine air cleaner/filter housing and nearby components are free of dirt and debris. Remove the engine air cleaner/filter. Lightly tap and shake the engine air cleaner/filter (away from the vehicle), to release loose dust and dirt. Inspect the engine air cleaner/filter for damage, and replace if damaged. Do not clean the engine air cleaner/filter with water or compressed air.

To inspect or replace the air cleaner/ filter:

How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

  1. Remove the two screws, tilt the cover, and slide it out of the assembly.
  2. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter.
  3. Lower the cover, slide it into the assembly, then secure with the two screws.

See Maintenance Schedule for replacement intervals.

Warning

Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. Use caution when working on the engine. Do not start the engine or drive the vehicle with the air cleaner/filter off, as flames may be present if the engine backfires.

Caution

If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt can easily get into the engine, which could damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when driving.

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