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Old 09-16-2013, 03:50 PM
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I'm no tranny expert and you will likely get differing opinions on this but I have read and been told by my mechanic (that I trust) that flushing a tranny with that many miles on it and that has never been flushed, drained and filled, or otherwise maintained previously is not a good idea.

I also would be curious to know where you had it flushed and what type of flushing machine they used. I personally would never have that type of service performed anywhere but at the dealership.

Anyway, I would start by PROPERLY checking the fluid level if you haven't already. If you do not know the proper way to check it, consult your owner's manual or respond back here and we will get it to you. It's not as simple as walking out and pulling the dipstick out.

Regardless of what you find, I would go back to whoever flushed it and politely (if possible) but firmly find out exactly what brand and type of tranny fluid they used and how much they put in it. The brand isn't that important but it must be ATF+4.

Let us know what you find.
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