Here at FluidDrive the team are strong believer’s that there is no such thing as a silly question, so please give us a call if need be.

Most if not all of the questions we receive are covered below and also includes lists of the transmission models we currently remanufacture.


What are FluidDrives opening hours?

Monday to Friday 7.30-5.00

Where is FluidDrive located?

70 Raglan Street, Preston, Victoria, 3072, Australia.

Where does FluidDrive ship to?

Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Middle East.

Where do FluidDrive hold stock?

Although our premises are in Preston Victoria, we also hold stock within the dealer network and at our sister companies in WA, QLD, and Tasmania.

Does FluidDrive need my old transmission sent to them?

Yes we do, it is an exchange programme, if this is not possible please contact us.

What if the core unit has been dismantled?

Due to the possibility of either parts missing or getting damaged whilst in transit, all exchange cores must be complete otherwise core charges may be applied.

What if there is no exchange core? 

Without exchange cores we would not exist, so they are essential to our business, that said there are some exceptions, so give us a call, and we can always see if we can work something out, minimum charge for not returning a core would be $1500 (plus GST)

Will FluidDrive remanufacture my core/own unit?

FluidDrive do not like to do this in case it gets fitted, and the original fault is still present, so it is only done in a worst case scenario when no other core unit is available.

Does the remanufactured FluidDrive transmission come with a torque convertor?

Yes it does. All of our torque convertors are either new or fully reconditioned.

Are all FluidDrive remanufactured transmissions Dyno Tested?

Yes they are all fully dyno tested before they leave our premises.

Do the FluidDrive remanufactured transmissions come with oil in them?

As they are dyno-tested, yes there will be some oil still in the unit, but once it is fitted and connected to the vehicle oil cooler it will need to be checked and topped up with the recommended specified oil.

Do the transmissions need to be programmed after installation ?

This obviously varies from manufacturer to manufacturer at present our Hyundai units do not, but any Holden unit post 2007 does require the Vin number programming into it (another factor to weight up if you are considering using a second hand transmission) We now have the ability to programme the transmission before they get dispatched, saving the workshop time and the necesity for any special tools required – retail orders only.

What Warranty does the FluidDrive remanufactured transmissions come with?

It does vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but a rough minimum guide is

12 months/20,000klms (whichever comes first) for Commercial vehicles and

24 Months/40,000klms (whichever comes first) for Passenger vehicles*.

*With the exception of Nissan CVT which is 12 months/20,000klms

Can I bring a Car into the FluidDrive premises for work to be carried out?

Due to the setup of our factory this is not possible, we are however happy to help out any local dealers or private owners with road-testing/diagnosis etc.

Does FluidDrive offer technical assistance?

Yes we do for manufacturers, dealers and even private owners. We are happy to help. Either give us a call 03 9485 9777  or contact us via email on the contact page.

How do I order a FluidDrive remanufactured transmission?

This is dependent upon the manufacturer.

Holden Dealers (Only available to Holden dealers) Direct dealers need to load orders through DMS, and then all dealers must fill in the Excel Remanufactured transmission order form and email to order.management@gm.com and cc to gmreman@fluiddrive.com.au.

Hyundai Dealers Fill in the PDF Hyundai exchange transmission request form and email to hmcatrans@fluiddrive.com.au.

Mazda Dealers fill in the Excel Mazda exchange transmission request form and email to mazdatrans@fluiddrive.com.au.

Retail Orders If you are not a dealer but still wish to order a Hyundai or Mazda Transmission please use the retail order form and email to hmcatrans@fluiddrive.com.au

For all other manufacturers either give us a call 03 9485 9777 or contact us via email on the contact page.

Are The order forms available on the Website?

Yes they are, use the order form tab at the top of the screen.

How do I return a transmission core?

With all of our remanufactured exchange transmissions we do supply fitting and return details, a summary of which are:

Holden contact Ceva 132 422, use the Holden account, GM9900, quote the transmission serial number & part number (found on the black & white sticker on the outside of the cocoon, the serail number looks like this 2700000?????), Ceva will then make the booking and email you a con note to affix to the consignment.

Hyundai & Mazda contact Ceva on 132 422, quote FluidDrive’s account number UF5600, the part number and the serial number of the unit you received – this can be found on the black & white stickers on the cocoon. Ceva will then make the booking and email you a con note to affix to the consignment.

How are the dealerships invoiced for the FluidDrive remanufactured transmissions?

This is dependent upon the manufacturer.

Holden dealers receive an invoice from Holden.

Hyundai the dealer receives the first invoice for labour oil & freight, once FluidDrive receive the faulty core unit, it is remanufactured, and the dealer receives a second invoice for the parts used to remanufacture their faulty core.

Mazda dealers receive an invoice from FluidDrive

How do I know which transmission to order?

This is dependent upon the manufacturer.

Holden check what unit is fitted to the vehicle, and by using the VIN on the GM EPC.

Hyundai using the VIN check on the Hyundai spare parts system.

Mazda after your order is submitted, FluidDrive use the VIN to identify which unit is required. In some instances FluidDrive will contact you to verify AWD or 2WD.

What happens if I/we ordered the wrong FluidDrive remanufactured transmission?

Holden Please contact the Order Management team on 1800 463 325

All other brands As long as the transmission has not been fitted/programmed please notify us of the serial number (can be found on the outside of the packaging 2700000?????) we will flag it as coming back unused. Once it has been received we will inspect it, and if all ok will issue a credit – Note this may not include the freight costs.

What is the order cut off time?

FluidDrive order cut off time is 1pm, any order received before then for a transmission that is in stock will be shipped the same day.

What is the difference between Remanufactured, overhauled and reconditioned?

When FluidDrive remanufacture a transmission, it is fully dismantled all parts are cleaned, inspected and if required replaced with new OEM parts, any updates/modifications are carried out. There is a list of MRP’s (mandatory replacement parts) for every model which includes, seals, gaskets and o-rings etc. These are replaced regardless of their condition, the unit is then rebuilt, painted and dyno tested. This is why we state that our remanufactured transmissions are Better Than New. With reconditioning and overhauling, the units are stripped and repaired often using second hand and non-genuine/aftermarket parts, some seals gaskets etc are reused and it is very rare that these units are dyno tested. It is a cheaper option and as with most things you get what you pay for.

What transmissions are available?

We currently remanufacture transmissions for three Brands: Holden, Hyundai and Mazda.

Holden Transmissions        
Model ID   GM Pt no   Model ID   GM Pt no   Model ID   GM Pt no
9/0/1HDD   17803702   7CRA/CVA   17804306   4GCW   92507970
0-1BW/RA   17803796   8-9CVA   17804308   4GFR   92507971
2AGA   17803981   1TOR   17804326   4GLR   92507972
2AHA   17803982   1TNR   17804330   4GMR   92507973
1DNW   17803991   2CWA/2C3A   17804372   9DAW   92509050
1DFW   17804030   1JQW,2JRW   17804517   9GAW   92509051
4HD   17804246   1DXS,2/3NAS   17804519   1VLW   92509054
6HB   17804251   2AFS          17804522   1VFW   92509055
6HD   17804253   2GHW   17804524   2JNW   92509058
7HB   17804255   1TTR/2RDR   17804528   3KCW   92509060
7HD   17804257   2GNR   17804529   3GSW   92509061
0HB   17804260   2GOR   17804530   3JNW   92509062
8HF   17804263   3GXS   17804532   3GOW   92509063
1-2HN   17804266   1DP,2JU,3CNW   17804536   5FBS   92509066
9HS   17804267   3JBW   17804537   5SDW   92509067
1-2HF   17804270   3GQW   17804538   5SAW   92509068
9-1-2HP   17804271   3RFR   17804542   5AHW   92509070
3HA   17804277   2B9A   17804547   5CQW   92509071
3HZ   17804278   2B7A   17804548   6SAW   92509072
4HA   17804279   4/5CVA   17804551   5DYW   92509075
4HF   17804280   4AGA   17804555   5/6DOS   92509076
4HN   17804281   4DOS   17804559   5GCW   92509077
4HW   17804283   4FFS   17804560   5GFR   92509078
4HX   17804284   4JBW   17804570   5GLR   92509079
4HZ   17804285   4DXW   17804578   5GMR   92509080
5-6HHD   17804288   4DYW   17804580   6FHS   92509081
5-6HKD   17804289   3/4JBW   17804581   6CWW   92509082
6HLD   17804290   4SAW   17804582   6BNA   92509467
5-6HAD   17804291   1TKW   92283886   6BMA   96509478
5-6HWD   17804292   4SDW   92288199   4KOW   92509512
6HZD   17804293   5B7A   92288200   4DSA   92509772
5-6HMD   17804294   4B7A   92288616   7/8BNA   92510282
5-6HXD   17804295   0-2CV/CPA   92288617   8BMA   92510730
7HTD   17804296   3FGR   92288854   5-7HBG   96042756
7HCD   17804297   3FHR   92288855   5-7HAG   96043038
7-8HSD   17804298   4B9A   92288924   8HJG   96043351
8HHD   17804299   5B9A   92288925   9HKG   96043352
7-8HJD   17804302   3RAW   92507565        
7-8HBD   17804303   4DSA   92507872        

Hyundai Transmissions

Car Model Pt No Car Model Pt No
Getz TB 1.4 & 1.6 45000-22981 I45 YF 2.4 45000-3B860/EC0
I20 PB 1.4/6 45000-23060/5 I45 YF 2.0 45000-3B600
I20 PB 1.4 45000-23615 I45 YF 2.0 45000-3BDL0
ACCENT MC 1.6 45000- 22IC3/5/6 TUSCON JM 2.0 45000-39611/AH0
ACCENT MC 1.6 45000-22933/230 TUSCON JM 2.0 45000-39146/7
ACCENT MC 45000-23520 TUSCON TL 45000-26571/4/6
ACCENT 45000-23151 TUSCON TL 45000-3BMN5/MS0
ACCENT RB 45000-26037 IX35 LM 2.0/4 45000-3B640/70
ELANTRA HD 2.0 45000-23360/5 IX35 LM 2.0D 45000-3B250/5
ELANTRA MD 2.0 45000-26310/3/4/7 IX35 LM 2.4 45000-3B710/4
I30 FD 2.0 45000-23430/5 IX35 LM/EL 45000-3BPA1/2/A4
I30 FD 1.6 45000-23050 IX35 LM/EL 45000-PV2/PV4
I30 FD 1.6 45000-23440/2 IX35 LM/EL 45000-3BGB0/4/TB0
I30 FD 1.6P 45000-23140/5 TRAJET 45000-39326
I30 FD 1.6D 45000-23545 GRANDEUR 45000-3A600
I30 GD 1.6D 45000-3BJD0/2 SANTA FE CM 2.7 45000-39AC5
I30 GD 1.8 45000-26320/4 SANTA FE CM 3.3 45000-3A562/B024
I30 GDE 45000-26144 /AA8 SANTA FE CM 2.2D 45000-3A576/8/9
SONATA NF 2.4 45000-39023/4 SANTA FE CM 2.2D 45000-3B415/45
SONATA NF 45000-3A235 SANTA FE CM 3.5 45000-3B265
SONATA NF 3.3 45000-3A520 SANTA FE CM 2.4 45000-3BEX0/2/4
SONATA NF 2.0D 45000-39304 SANTA FE CM 2.2 45000-3B445/49/55
I40 VF 45000-3BEJ0/2 SANTA FE 45000-3BCE5/KY5
I40 VF 45000-3BDR0/2 VELOSTER 45000-3BET0/2
I40 VF 45000-3BEH0/J0/J2/J4 ILOAD TQ 2.4 45000-4A150/5
I40 VF 45000-3BDR3/4 IMAX 2.5D 45000-4C505/10/11/12/18
Mazda Transmissions
VDS is the 4th 5th & 6th character of the VIN
Car Model VDS   Car Model VDS
121 DW1032 MPV LW10J
121 DW1052 Tribute C6ZTV
323 BJ10M1/2 Tribute C8ZTV
323 BJ10P1/2 Tribute YU061
323 BJ10S2 Tribute YU081
626 GF10S2 Tribute CU081
Mazda 2 DY10Y1/2 E2000 SKY0E2
Mazda 2 DE10Y1/2 E2000 SKX0E2
Mazda 3 BK1031/2 RX8 FE1031/2
Mazda 3 BK10F1/2 CX5 KE1071
Mazda 3 BL10F1/2 CX5 KE1021
Mazda 3 BL10L1/2 CX7 ER1031/2
Mazda 3 BL1072 CX7 ER10L2
Mazda 6 GG1031/2 CX9 TB10A1/3/4
Mazda 6 GH1051/2 BT-50 UNY0E3/4
Mazda 6 GY1031/2 BT-50 UNY0W4
Premacy CP10P1 BT-50 UP0YF1
Premacy CP10S2 BT-50 UP0YD1


What you couldn’t find the question you wanted here ?

please contact us via our contact page, or phone on 03 9485 9777 and we will be happy to assist with your enquiry.


1. Always confirm you have the right model replacement transmission for the vehicle which you are fitting it too, refer to the transmission identification guide and/or just compare it to the transmission that is being removed (as long as the wrong transmission has not been fitted previously).

2. Ensure the oil cooler is flushed and not blocked or obstructed. Always conduct a cooler flow test 1 litre in 20 seconds is about right when flushing the cooler lines – Use a clear container so you can see the fluid to check if it is burnt or has water in it. This will also give you a guide to see the flow and we suggest a 2 litre plastic milk container is ideal.

3. In regards to the 4 speed transmission range sensor connectors on the side of the transmission, we believed it is best to leave them in positions and undo the two retaining bolts as they generally seize in position and become hard to move.

4. The dowels from the engine block can get stuck in the automatic transmission so when you fit a remanufactured transmission please make sure they’re still in the engine block. When they are not in place the transmission can become misaligned, causing one or more of the following: oil leaks, drone, or a driveline vibration.

5. When fitting the transmission it pays to leave the converter bracket on until you lift the transmission on to the trans jack. This will stop the converter from moving out of the pump gears and therefore this will prevent them from getting broken during fitment to the convertor, once the bracket has been removed, ensure the convertor is still pushed back as far as it will go.

6. Always tighten in the transmission with hand tools, do not use air tools. Once the convertor is tightened into place, ensure the convertor still spins freely and that no wires or looms become trapped between the engine and transmission bellhousings.

7. Fill with fresh fluid, always using the correct ACDelco fluid.

8. Make sure the battery terminals are in good condition so that no concern could develop due to poor earths or connections.

9. Clear any existing DTC Codes. If this process is not followed, then old codes could potentially still be stored in the history.

10. It is essential that you check the PCM software calibration to ensure that it has the latest software. If not it must be updated. Run a service fast learn whenever you change a transmission or a TCM and then road test the car for a minimum of 20 kilometres. After road tested recheck the oil level and adjust as required.

Why should you use FluidDrive ?, it does not matter if you are a Car owner, a car dealer, or a manufacturer all of the following apply.


1, Cost – Remanufactured transmissions are approximately 50% the cost of new, we have saved one OE company over 6.5 million dollars in 2018.

A Brief example of the cost saving

To Purchase an OEM transmission a conservative estimate is $6000 (can be as high as $11000+), the average price to ship a core unit from  a dealer to FluidDrive is $250, so for the price of supplying one OEM transmission, 24 faulty core units could be shipped to FluidDrive, let’s remanufacture those 24 units, at a cost of $72000, which in OEM terms would cost the dealer $144,000, saving them $72,000

2, Environmentally friendly  – Do not scrap a whole transmission for one faulty part, Re-Use and Re-Cycle, less landfill/scrap and increased lifespan of core components, all of which means better value for money and the environment.

3, Convenience – Why ship transmissions from overseas when we can remanufacture them right here in Australia, therefore saving time, money and the environment.

4, Complete Remanufacturing process covered – From stock holding & monitoring, to ordering, freight, core tracking, invoicing and reporting.

5, On hand technical support – weather it be an issue regarding ordering or technical diagnosis we are here to help.

6, Reaction times – Being in Australia we can react to dealers needs a lot quicker, as opposed to waiting weeks or even months waiting for manufacturer’s to supply units from overseas.

7, transport process – Less waste, our units are shipped in reusable plastic cocoons, not single use cardboard boxes, better for the environment and saving money yet again.

8, Information – By remanufacturing units we have a history and knowledge of them, allowing us to identify trends, issues, common complaints and failures etc, we report this information on to the manufacturer’s, and work with their engineers, who can implement updates, improve R&D and therefore prevent future failures. (just think of how much of this vital information is lost, just by throwing a unit away and fitting OEM).

9, Quality – all unit are built by hand using OE parts with any updates carried out, why use an OE unit that has been on a shelf for 5 years, when you can buy one built last week here in Australia, with any updates from the last 5 years in place.

10, Stock on hand – Over 325 units currently in stock, if we sell more than 1 a month we like to keep them in stock, if not we can build one in 3 days*

*Dependant on parts availability

11, Dyno testing – Every single unit we build is Dyno tested, some models have a 100 point test, don’t be a test dummy and be the first to run a transmission after you have fitted it to  a vehicle.

12, We now have the ability to programme the Holden transmissions to the cars VIN, saving time for the installer and negating the requirement for any special tools required.

13, Free pens – ok sorta free, with every google review we send out some awesome FluidDrive pens. – so far we have over 65 5 star Google reviews.

So I Suppose the question is, “Why aren’t you using FluidDrive ?”