Dexron is the brand name of transmission fluid manufactured for General Motors vehicles; Dexron-II was released in the 1970s, and Dexron-III was released in the 1990s. Dexron-III is considered to be backward compatible with other versions of Dexron, meaning it can be substituted for Dexron-II and other older versions of the fluid. However, as of 2014, neither version of the transmission fluid is currently manufactured or marketed, and the most current version, Dexron-VI, is used in a backward-compatible fashion with GM cars that require either Dexron-II or Dexron-III.Know More
One of the biggest differences between Dexron-II and Dexron-III, aside from their different names and the different years in which they were developed, is the fact that Dexron-II was originally marketed with alternative ingredients such as jojoboa oil. This reflected the public trend toward "natural" ingredients that became popular in the 1970s. Subsequent versions of Dexron-II were released to compensate for the issues caused by the use of inferior ingredients in the original Dexron-II, including Dexron-IID and Dexron-IIE.
Only one version of Dexron-III was ever marketed after it hit the market in 1993, and it was replaced by Dexron-VI in 2005. Some replacements for Dexron-III may be available on the market today, but these products are not officially approved by the General Motors Company.Learn more about Transmission
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Indications that the clutch might be failing include the clutch causing a burning smell, the clutch feeling soft, problems shifting and visible damage to the clutch. It's a good idea to drive the vehicle out on the highway, rev up the engine while it's in first gear, and shift it directly into fifth gear. The clutch is most likely starting to go out if the engine continues to rev.Full Answer >