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Old 03-05-2011, 02:37 AM
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Is it necessary to do a complete ATF change at a certain milage? If so how much ATF would I need to do a complete change. Also does it have to be ATF +4 or would some thing else work just as well.
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I recommend flushing the transmission at 50,000 miles. Just dropping the pan and filling it back up only gets about 35% of the total fluid capacity which is roughly 5 quarts. A flush will get the fluid in the converter and cooler as well. You MUST use ATF +4 because of the friction modifiers. Here's a list of the approved ATF+4 brands. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=46400
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What is the best way to flush the tranny system without havint to take it to a shop? How much fluid will it take to do a complete flush?
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difficult to empty all fluid your self because half the fluid is in the lines/cooler/torque converter.i pay the 150 bucks to have it flushed on a dialisis type machine not all places have these and dont tell you if u dont ask. if u do it yourself changing the filters and 5 -6 quarts that come out should be all u need unless ur fluid is brown or burnt . or( this is not recomended by me),, may be some 1 else can weigh in on this, but i have seen backyard mechanics run car un hook trans line leading to cooler let drain while adding fluid until it became clean fluid again. sounds like it could cause a problem if done incorrectly...
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