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Old 03-21-2012, 01:17 PM
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Trans fluid ?

Got the truck with 36,000mi and now has 88,000mi.Always checked the trans fluid and it was always light pink with a nice fragrant smell.Just checked it and it is a little darker and and has a stronger smell.I guess a burnt smell.Can I drain and refill or do I need a flush.I don't know if its ever been flushed.Funds are tight and would rather drain and refill myself...
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:35 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:46 PM
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A full flush would be great! Changing it out isnt bad tho. For my truck, I had Ford do a full flush for the first one. After that, I just change it.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:47 PM
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I would just drain the pan, replace pan and inline filters and refill. You won't get all the fluid this way, but I wouldn't recommend getting a flush.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:10 PM
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if the fluid is still reddish pink and doesn't smell burnt, then a fluid/filter change probably won't hurt anything.Its the high mileage ones with brown fluid that I wouldn't recommend it on. I have personally seen it happen several times.The vehicle is driven into the shop, fluid/filter changed, it won't even back out of the shop.And that wasn't even a flush.The fresh fluid cleans all the sludge and varnish that has built up over the miles and then the o-rings and seals don't seal as well anymore causing internal leaks and pressure loss.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:16 PM
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Ok guys thx,..If I just drain pan without dropping it and change external filter how many qts do I need..thx..By the way it is still pinkish but does have a burnt smell to it.It use to have a nice fragrant smell,lol
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:00 AM
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If memory serves me correctly I believe around 9 quarts.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:13 AM
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:25 AM
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