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Old 05-01-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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I'm about to take my car for a 60,000 miles service. Should I request for them to change my transmission oil too or just top it off... What should I check to be done... I own a 06 gt
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If you have never had your tranny fluid changed, I'd definitely get that done. My 2004 had ~34,400 miles when I bought it. That's the first thing I did. Tranny, rear diff, and complete radiator flush. IMO I'd be changing the tranny fluid once a year w/60,000 miles, unless you drive more than 15k per year. My opinion, though. Makes me feel better when I change the fluids in her
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #4
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Yeah I was planning on doing the service myself but I bought the service plan with my car... On my car I don't know how to change the transmission since it does not have a dip stick... I don't know much about mechanic but the little I know is by observing and teaching myself... Not sure if I'm ready to tackle this transmission lol
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Yeah I was planning on doing the service myself but I bought the service plan with my car... On my car I don't know how to change the transmission since it does not have a dip stick... I don't know much about mechanic but the little I know is by observing and teaching myself... Not sure if I'm ready to tackle this transmission lol
Is it an auto? They are tough cause you gotta drop the pan. Manuals aren't bad if you can get underneath okay. I roll up on some ramps and put the back on jack stands.
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Yeah it's a auto
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Might wanna pull the spark plugs and make sure the are okay. If it was me I'd replace them, but sometimes I go overkill with my stang.
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Ima do that. Ima call the dealer to see first what they going to change for this service first.
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Ima do that. Ima call the dealer to see first what they going to change for this service first.
Hope you get some free service

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Old 05-02-2012, 01:54 AM   #10
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Thanks. Hope they hook me up on my next service at the dealer.
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Ima do that. Ima call the dealer to see first what they going to change for this service first.
Be careful pulling those plugs.. They are not as easy as you think and have very well known problems. Just look up 3V spark plug changes. You will find all kinds of info on it
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If u do the trans urself, be very careful not to over tighten the bolts. They will strip out and or warp your pan to where the gasket won't seal. Easy job, hardest part is getting the car up. The guy above description on how to is good.

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Re: Service

if the dealer does your trans flush it should be no problem at all, im pretty sure the techs there do them all the time.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #14
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You do not want to change your trans fluid if you have an auto. It needs to be FLUSHED, when you change it you will only get the fluid in the pan and filter. You will still have the old fluid in the cooler, lines and Converter. Also how will you refill it there is no dip stick.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #15
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You do not want to change your trans fluid if you have an auto. It needs to be FLUSHED, when you change it you will only get the fluid in the pan and filter. You will still have the old fluid in the cooler, lines and Converter. Also how will you refill it there is no dip stick.
I didn't know the autos had no dipstick. How do you know if you're low on fluid? Is there a fill hole higher up like the manual trans?
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Auto trans are sealed, the flushing machine does everything,
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technically you should have the trans fluid changed every yea with hard driving or every other with normal driving at least. If its never been changed I would recommend changing it.

to much heat and not changing the fluids are the top killers of auto transmissions.
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technically you should have the trans fluid changed every yea with hard driving or every other with normal driving at least. If its never been changed I would recommend changing it.

to much heat and not changing the fluids are the top killers of auto transmissions.
True, Install an aftermarket cooler and trans temp gauge in my last car, I had a high stall to, but that stock cooler doesn't do the trick
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #19
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Just stop by be dealer for prices. The tramission

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The transmission flush $230 and they also recommended fuel flush $260 and the inspection and oil changes are included in my plan So $0 got that... What are your thoughts on prices
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Re: Service

I just had my trans rebuilt, did the Removal and install myself. Flushed the converter and tran's cooler and lines. The trans fluid to refill it cost me $100.00, 14 quarts, the flushing fluid was another $19.00, I think the filter was $34.00. So about $153.00 so keep that in mind when everyone starts calling the dealership a rip-off. Now i have to take the ATF leftovers to the re cycler.
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Thanks, hoe where u able to fill back the trami... Did u have to buy a special pump to fill it up...
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #22
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I have a deep pan with a dip stick/ fill tube on mine. They cost $400.00
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #23
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So for 400 bucks more I could get a dip stick... I might look into that. I like doing my open service like I just to on my other car.
Where did you buy your deep pan with dip stick.
Any other pros on getting the deep pan besides making easier to change the oil
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:34 PM   #24
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go here, Performance Automatic - DEEP ALUMINUM PANS They al so sell a steel pan w/ tube for $233.00
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Yeah I was planning on doing the service myself but I bought the service plan with my car... On my car I don't know how to change the transmission since it does not have a dip stick... I don't know much about mechanic but the little I know is by observing and teaching myself... Not sure if I'm ready to tackle this transmission lol
You are correct no dip stick its a sealed unit. Dealer has machine that pumps out and changes the fluid.
I do mine every 50,000 miles
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