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Old 08-21-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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transmission fluid?

I have a 98 v6 with Manuel trans

How often should it be changed?

Also i havent changed it yet since i got it so o wanna do it.
where do you put the fluid in?
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If there isn't a cap that says transmission fluid u prob have to pour it in the same tube ur dip stick is in. That's how my 86 v6 is.
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Most manuals don't have a dipstick. On my 04 which is a T-5 I believe you have to put the car on jack stand and climb under the car. On the side of the trans housing there are two plugs one by the bottom or the trans housing and another about 3/4 to the top. The top is to check and fill the trans fluid and the bottom is to drain. Check with your local parts store on the type of fluid because it varies depending on the trans in your car and they have it all on your computer. Mine uses mercon ATF. Hope this helps
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Most manuals don't have a dipstick. On my 04 which is a T-5 I believe you have to put the car on jack stand and climb under the car. On the side of the trans housing there are two plugs one by the bottom or the trans housing and another about 3/4 to the top. The top is to check and fill the trans fluid and the bottom is to drain. Check with your local parts store on the type of fluid because it varies depending on the trans in your car and they have it all on your computer. Mine uses mercon ATF. Hope this helps
I have a t-5 from a 2000 v6 trans so its probably the same thanks!
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No prob just double check the fluid before you go switching
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Re: transmission fluid?

for an auto:
i recommend changing it every year (12kish) but at least every 20k without waiting. Some never change it for some stupid reason and once it gets super old many say leave it alone as fresh fluid can cause all the metal shavings that keep it from slipping now to be flushed out and it will start slipping

for a manual its VERY simple to do, change it every 15-20k just to see whats up (I would) but you can go longer just use the OEM recommended fluid, you will need to pour it through the shifter tunnel by taking the shifter off or use a pump to pump it in to the fill plug until it runs out of the fill plug, you can look up the size it holes to ensure that amt goes in as well.
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