Chevrolet Camaro Transmission Fluid

6th gen chevy camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is a sports car that was introduced in 1967 as a rival to the Ford Mustang.

It has undergone several design changes and engine upgrades over the years, and is currently in its sixth generation. The Camaro is available in a variety of trim levels, including the LS, LT, SS, and ZL1, and offers both V6 and V8 engine options.

It is known for its sleek exterior design and powerful performance capabilities.

To keep your Camaro on the road for as long as possible, learn how to properly maintain transmission fluid!

What Type of Fluid Does a Chevrolet Camaro Use?

Depending on the transmission the comes in your Chevrolet Camaro, the transmission fluid is pretty consistent. Since the newer (5th and 6th gen) Chevrolet Camaro has a 6l80e transmission, it will take  Dexron 6, which is extremely common in modern GM transmissions. 

Chevrolet Camaro Transmission Fluid Capacity

The fluid capacity of your Chevrolet Camaro depends on what automatic transmission you have. In most cases, your Chevrolet Camaro’s transmission fluid capacity is anywhere from 10-14 quarts. 

Here are the capacities by transmission that come in a Chevrolet Camaro 

How To Check Chevrolet Camaro Transmission Fluid

Checking transmission fluid in a Chevrolet Camaro is simple and quick to do. It’s always recommended that you check transmission fluid when the vehicle is on and in park on a flat surface.

transmission fluid on dipstick showing correct levels

How To Add Transmission Fluid To Chevrolet Camaro

Adding transmission fluid to your Chevrolet Camaro is a done by filling transmission fluid through the transmission dipstick tube, which is located on the passenger side near the firewall.  

When adding transmission fluid to your Chevrolet Camaro, it is important to make sure you have the correct level, as mentioned before. 

Chevrolet Camaro Transmission Fluid Change

The beauty of the Chevrolet Camaro like most GM vehicles is that it is easy to maintain, making them great vehicles for the average DIYer.  The Chevrolet Camaro was designed for ease of use, making transmission fluid changes an easy task for the average weekend mechanic. 

This video below shows step by step how to change the transmission fluid on your Chevrolet Camaro

How Often Should You Change Transmission Fluid In A Chevrolet Camaro?

The common automatic transmission fluid change interval for the Chevrolet Camaro is every 30,000-60,000 miles depending on condition of the fluid.  

For “severe” use such as towing often, hauling heavy weight, or sitting in stop and go traffic, it’s better to change the fluid every 30-45,000 miles. 

The best indicator to determine how often to change transmission fluid in your Chevrolet Camaro is by looking at the transmission fluid every so often to see what condition it’s in. In the fluid color chart below you will see how transmission fluid gets darker over time die to wear and overheating. 

Transmission Fluid Color Comparison chart


Chevrolet Camaro Transmission Fluid Temperature 

The ideal transmission temperature for your Chevrolet Camaro when fully warm is in the 150 – 180 degree range. This is a safe transmission temperature that will allow for tens of thousands of miles of fluid life.  

The transmission temperature chart below shows how long you can expect your Chevrolet Camaro’s transmission to last at a given temperature.

Transmission Fluid Temperature Chart

Get A Transmission Cooler For Your Chevrolet Camaro

Looking to lower the transmission fluid in your Chevrolet Camaro? Install a transmission cooler! Our helpful transmission cooler buyer’s guide gives you all the information you need to install a transmission cooler and find the right one for your needs.

In our recommendation, a medium sized plate and fin or stacked plate style cooler would be best for your Chevrolet Camaro to keep transmission temperatures down.