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Cali: Tranny flush info

Need a bit of help from some SoCal people. Was thinking about doing the driveway flush of the transmission (ie. drain the pan and refill it), but the dealership wants $7 a quart for the Mercon SP. You gotta drain it and then refill it, drive it for awhile, and then drain and refill it again. If I'm gonna spend that much on fluid, I may as well look into getting the thing flushed and filled with something like Royal Purple or Amsoil or something.

The question is where can I get it done thats kinda local. I live in the Ventura CA area. Don't want to drive too far for the service. Anyone know of a good place thats close to me??? Also, what would the service cost? Thanks in advance.

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when you drain the pan most of it comes out.... except whats in thte TC... remove the pan and clean it out... if the TC doesnt have a drain you can just unplug the return line from the trans cooler, fill up your trans with the new oil and start the truck (this takes 2-3 people) keep an eye on the fluid coming out of the return line.... keep adding fluid in until the fluid that is coming out of the return line looks new....

that will take care of your flush... make sure you add a new filter while your at it...

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raul we will be doing this to my truck soon. Get your driveway ready.


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raul we will be doing this to my truck soon. Get your driveway ready.
you supply the beer...we can do it in the back yard...
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when you drain the pan most of it comes out.... except whats in thte TC... remove the pan and clean it out... if the TC doesnt have a drain you can just unplug the return line from the trans cooler, fill up your trans with the new oil and start the truck (this takes 2-3 people) keep an eye on the fluid coming out of the return line.... keep adding fluid in until the fluid that is coming out of the return line looks new....

that will take care of your flush... make sure you add a new filter while your at it...

-Raul
I agree. Done it many times by myself but it's a lot easier and much less stressful with help. I would add only one thing. If you only drain the pan you still have the TC, cooler, and lines with old fluid but it's a comparatively low amount.

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