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Tranny flush?

I was going to take my 04 to have the transmission flushed at ford and am not sure the last time it was changed. I bought the truck with 84K miles. Truck has 106,000k now and the fluid looks and smells fine. Is it safe to change it??
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I would do a fluid and filter change, not a flush. Dont bother with Ford, they will overcharge you. Find a reputable transmission shop and have them do a service. Make sure they only use Mercon SP, and dont forget about the frame mounted filter on the passenger side frame rail.


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Torqueshifts are supposed to be flushed every 30k. You can do a drain and fill, but that only changes 45% of the fluid. $300 tranny flush, or $5,000 tranny replacement


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So when are you supposed to change the filters? Flush a trans at 100k and you will be spending the 5K on a new trans.


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So when are you supposed to change the filters? I've been told every 30k, with a flush Flush a trans at 100k and you will be spending the 5K on a new trans. That may be true, but we don't know how it was taken care of before. It may have good maintenence records
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Not sure what the records are. The fluid looks and smells fine,but would like to do any preventitive maintenance I can.
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What was your dealer going to charge you for the flush? I would still do a flush, if the fluid looks and smells good, and it shifts good, just be sure htat whoever does the flush uses Mercon SP or something compatible like BG synthetic


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