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Simpsons fan since 89'
1993 Lexus SC300
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As some of you know my transmission had gone out a few weeks ago and I had it fixed up. 3,000 miles later I'm checking the fluid and it looks blackish. I can still see some red but its also black. Should I be concerned about this?
 

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'93 LE Wagon V6 '94 LE I4
'93 V6 wagon, '94 I4 Sedan
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"Had it fixed up."
What was done to it? Was all the fluid replaced at that time or just what was in the pan? If it was just the contents of the pan you may be seeing a lot of old fluid. If that's the case you may want to flush or just drain and refill every couple of weeks until the color of the fluid is satisfactory to you.
 

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When automatic transmissions are rebuilt, not every shop will take the time and trouble to clean the transmission cooler that's located on the bottom of the radiator.

If your old transmission had really dirty fluid when it died, chances are that whatever remains of the old fluid you had in the transmission cooler mixed with the new fluid.
 

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also if they used the old torque converter (i dearly hope not!), it would retain a large ammount of old fluid. definately flush out your trans cooler lines (the 2 small lines going to your radiator, on the driver's side.) you need to either flush, or replace your radiator. otherwise plug the trans holes in the rad. and get an aftermarket trans cooler. over-heating is the most common way transmission's die.

GET THAT OLD FLUID OUT!!!

ps- they did change the filter right?
 

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Simpsons fan since 89'
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I honestly cant remember the exact parts they replaced. I'm going to dig up the paperwork.

I had taken it to Lee Myles. I'm pretty sure they changed the filter. I remember the guy going over what they did. I trust the guys work, he's worked on all my dads trucks/vans.

I'm going to take it over to them and have them double check it, do the flush and replace the fluid which of course i wont have to pay for since thats part of what I paid for in the begining.

I've already got a new tranny cooler which is for the turbo project.
 
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