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Changing trans fluid?

I have 84,000 on my 04 6.0 and I am going to plow some snow this winter if it snows. I am going to change the trans fluid and wondering if the filter is in the canister in front just behind the radiator on the passengers side? Also what type of fluid and how much. I see they at least have a drain plug so it would be nice if the filter was external.
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it is external in the canister u mentioned the internal is a screen for our years ,, later they moved to a real in pan filter and dumped the external

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I hope it's been done before ? 30 k was the first interval

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what year did they get rid of the external filter

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That's one job I leave to the dealer, and have them flush the whole system.

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i have an 06 and have a filter housing on the passager side frame rail behind radiator
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i gotta look undermine c ifi have it

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it is external in the canister u mentioned the internal is a screen for our years ,, later they moved to a real in pan filter and dumped the external

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I just bought the truck about 2K ago. The previous owner bought the truck new and was faithful about changing motor oil so I hope he did the trans also.
It shifts good and firm but I will change it any way.
What is wrong with the canister filter?
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the canister only filters what goes through the cooler

the in pan does 100%

the later 08's have the in pan and it's an easy swap for anyone who wants one


if you have the money a heated flush will get 100 percent o the fluid exchanged .. it's the only way for these thrmo regulated units

but a pan drain gets around 8 qts IIRC ?

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where do u get a thermo drain? do they have it for cooling systems?

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