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Trans Flush

So I was at the dealership yesterday, getting my license plates and was asking what they charged for a trans flush. $185. I asked them if it included changing out the filters and they said no. Not even the external one, I asked. Still no and then he told me that it doesn't need to be replaced due to the flushing procedure. He said it actually flushed out the externally filter as well. Does this seem right?

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This is why Ford sucks. Dontt listen to those idiots. Imm from Waco by the way. Haventt been home in a long time.

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I can't see spending that kind of cash and leaving dirty filters in there, doesn't seem right. Kind of like taking a shower and putting your dirty clothes back on.

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That's what they told me to. I had them replace the filters to.

Most people just get it flushed.
If it were me I would do the filters to depending on how many miles are on your truck


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Itss never a bad idea to change filters regardless of what the miles are. That goes for any system on anything mechanical.

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True. I've changed my filters twice now in 130k. Can't hurt


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Well, I've got almost 100k on it and don't know if it has ever been done or if the filters have ever been changed. I assumed they should be changed, but couldn't swallow the idea of not changing them due to the flush.

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A flush is effective at one thing, removing 99% of the trans fluid, even from the converter. My suggestion, change it yourself and drain the converter when you do it and you'll accomplish the same but you'll do one better; you'll change the filter also. It's really a catch 22. Some places flush and don't change filters, other places don't drain the converter. If you change it yourself and drain the converter, you've don't the best of both.


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They DO do a full flush, so maybe i'll just buy an external filter and tell them to change it out while they're under there

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A flush is effective at one thing, removing 99% of the trans fluid, even from the converter. My suggestion, change it yourself and drain the converter when you do it and you'll accomplish the same but you'll do one better; you'll change the filter also. It's really a catch 22. Some places flush and don't change filters, other places don't drain the converter. If you change it yourself and drain the converter, you've don't the best of both.


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How do you drain the converter? I know i have read that just draining ithe tranny only gets a small portion of the total fluid out.
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