Change automatic transmission fluid? - 2004 w/87K

Change automatic transmission fluid? - 2004 w/87K

Postby michael_aos [OP] » May 9th 2013, 5:38am

II bought it in April 2010 w/~78.5K - so averaging around 3K/yr.

It's not clear what maintenance was done before I bought it. CARFAX has some info, but not very detailed.

I've generally been staying on top of scheduled & preventative maintenance.

Just had the oil changed @ 87K and they recommended a $255 transmission flush. I had been planning to wait until the 90K service (potentially another year) to have the fluid changed.

Any suggestions on the proper next-step?
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Re: Change automatic transmission fluid? - 2004 w/87K

Postby Rayvan » May 9th 2013, 4:49pm

Have the trans service done at 90,000, not just a flush. Service includes dropping/cleaning the pan and filter replacement. A flush isn't enough.
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Re: Change automatic transmission fluid? - 2004 w/87K

Postby Mr_Roboto » May 9th 2013, 9:18pm

255 seems REALLY high for just a flush quite frankly.
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Re: Change automatic transmission fluid? - 2004 w/87K

Postby Leeann_93 » May 10th 2013, 12:30am

Absolutely not a tranny flush. Have a service done where the pan is dropped and the filter is changed.

Most places want to do just a flush because they can use their fluid machine, which doesn't require anyone with a brain to operate.
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