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For an auto...a trans flush is definately the way to go if you get a good deal on it. You get out all the fluid that is up in the torque converter that does not drain out when you do a simple drain and refill. If you change the fluid a little more often with the drain and refill though, there isn't a huge need to have a tranny flush done.I am pretty sure that they dont flush the tranny. I have heard that all they do is drain and fill. Flushing could damage the tranny. Just a through draining is all that is needed.
I didnt read anything about "flushing" in the service manul. I think its just a jiffy lube term. So if you are comfortable paying someone $100 buck for a trans fluid change... so be it.
Its just an oil change with specific oil... and a couple extra steps.
but isn't there around 15qts of fluid in the tranny, tq converter, etc????For those of you having problems d/l'ing....check your antivirus/firewall settings.
btw my '07 took 3 qts of 'ATF WS' and it was $9/qt.
the scangauge doesnt have this feature. a/t temp is very important. the cooler the transmission, the longer it last. im changing my fluid out at 30,000 miles, it may be excessive, but i wheel and tow, and i never go by what the mainetenance says. the mainetenance to me is BS, they just want us to mess up our trucks quicker so we can go buy a new one in a few years. im keepin this thing for minimum of 10 years, so i change fluids out much more often.How important is A/T temp, because how do i measure, does my scan guage hace this feature?
15qts???? No way!
At most I would say 6-7 qts....
just a typical drain and refill is all I'm talking about.
In the instructions I posted it says add 5.6 qts for an entire trans re-assembly + the amount to fill up the pan.
It is very important that all steps of the process are followed and that you use only 'ATF WS'. Most critical step would be the making sure that you have the transmission fluid at the exact temp range when checking the the ovefill tube for final fluid level check.