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I have a 2015 cruze LTZ R/S. It has 45,000 miles so i did a transmission fluid change. I used a set of ramps to drive on to perform the fluid change. I added 4 quarts of fluid drove it down the ramps and took out the seep hole screw. about 2 quarts of fluid poured out. Does anyone know why this would happen? I am thinking since it was on ramps when i changed the fluid that maybe all the fluid did not drain. my manual says about 4.2 quarts will drain. any help or insight would be helpful. Thanks in advance. Lee
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You mention that you used ramps. But was the vehicle itself level?

This can be done on ramps, depending on the level of the surface you're starting from.

I used to lift the rear axle of my car onto axle stands to achieve this level. But now use a second set of smaller ramps on the rear tires, on my garage pad that is already sloped, to achieve level.
 

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Okay. The car needs to be level and running when you remove the sight screw. Don't turn it off until the screw is back in.
 
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Ok, thanks for all your input. I warmed the engine and transmission up. With th car level I took the screw out and nothing was pouring out. It took 2 quarts before it started seeping out. That could have been bad. Thanks for your help.
 
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