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Ive heard somewhere that a transmission flush actually does more harm than good and that instead of flushing a trans i should just monitor the trans fluid level and add as needed? Has anyone else ever heard this?
 

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if a car wasnt maintained, i wont recommend a trans flush. you definately need to change the fluid at the very least.
 

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iv heard the exact same thing, that if it hasnt been maintained that well just keep the fluid up.
 

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Originally posted by Foompla@Aug 18 2005, 07:16 PM~3653275
if a car wasnt maintained, i wont recommend a trans flush.  you definately need to change the fluid at the very least.
So just changing the fluid is something different than a "flush"? (I dont know shit about transmissions). But ive never had any problems from the truck and dont want any, lol.

If it matters its a 2000 Toyota Tacoma with an automatic trans and has 60k on it. Toyota calls for "transmission service" every 30k..... what exactly does the factory mean by "transmission service".... just change the fluid?
 

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Originally posted by JasonJ@Aug 18 2005, 09:34 PM~3653399
So just changing the fluid is something different than a "flush"? (I dont know shit about transmissions). But ive never had any problems from the truck and dont want any, lol.

If it matters its a 2000 Toyota Tacoma with an automatic trans and has 60k on it. Toyota calls for "transmission service" every 30k..... what exactly does the factory mean by "transmission service".... just change the fluid?
how much you paying for it? if its like 50 its probably just a drain and refill. but id feel safe about flushing that vehicle without a hesitation. make sure they put dextron 3 in it. :cool: t4 is backwards compatable, but i dont put it in my car.
 

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They want like $90 at the 10 minute oil change place.... i havent checked with Toyota. Shit, if all they mean by "transmission service" is to drain the fluid and put in new, i can do that shit in my driveway.... but you need that machine to do a "flush".... im just not sure if thats what it needs or not?
 

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Originally posted by JasonJ@Aug 18 2005, 09:51 PM~3653502
They want like $90 at the 10 minute oil change place.... i havent checked with Toyota. Shit, if all they mean by "transmission service" is to drain the fluid and put in new, i can do that shit in my driveway.... but you need that machine to do a "flush".... im just not sure if thats what it needs or not?
theres a machine you can hook up at the 10 minute lube. you hook up the machine in series to the trans cooler after adding a cleaner to the new fluid. it works well.

i guess you can try jsut adding the cleaner straight to fluid and running the car for 20 minutes, then drainging and filling it a few times. hit me up if you want me to get you the fluid we use at work.
 

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Originally posted by Foompla@Aug 18 2005, 07:55 PM~3653523
theres a machine you can hook up at the 10 minute lube.  you hook up the machine in series to the trans cooler after adding a cleaner to the new fluid.  it works well.

i guess you can try jsut adding the cleaner straight to fluid and running the car for 20 minutes, then drainging and filling it a few times.  hit me up if you want me to get you the fluid we use at work.
a guy i work with had a trans FLUSH done and he ended up pulling the trans and rebuilding it a month later. immediately after they did it, it shifted like shit. just drain it and refill it in your driveway and make sure theres a new filter in it every 60,000 miles, i change mine every 50,000 if it needs it or not. dont forget a magnet in the corner of the trans pan, catches all the filings and keeps them in a safe place rather than sloshing around in the tranny and possibly causing problems. good luck
 

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Originally posted by SolidGoldCaddy@Aug 18 2005, 10:00 PM~3653541
a guy i work with had a trans FLUSH done and he ended up pulling the trans and rebuilding it a month later. immediately after they did it, it shifted like shit. just drain it and refill it in your driveway and make sure theres a new filter in it every 60,000 miles, i change mine every 50,000 if it needs it or not. dont forget a magnet in the corner of the trans pan, catches all the filings and keeps them in a safe place rather than sloshing around in the tranny and possibly causing problems. good luck
i change mine every 20k. i think his trans had other issues. jmho.
 

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Originally posted by skandalouz@Aug 18 2005, 08:23 PM~3653668
Jason all they want tp do is change the filter and change the fluid.  They do not actually flush it.
and that is what they call a transmission service
 

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Originally posted by sleepy526@Aug 18 2005, 11:02 PM~3653898
and that is what they call a transmission service
you can go to a dealer and get it flushed for 90 :uh:
 

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Originally posted by Foompla@Aug 18 2005, 09:04 PM~3653911
you can go to a dealer and get it flushed for 90 :uh:


i doubt they actuall do the "flush" on it.

but i bet if u stand there watching they will do it :biggrin:
 

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if you have an old tranny (more than 10 years old)that has never been flushed you definately don't want to do it.The detergents in the clenser will ruin your old gm tranny as well as all those shavings in an old tranny may be keeping that tranny shifting .think twice before cleansing if you don't wanna buy a tranny
 

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i wanna change the filter on my transmission or maybe even overhaul it
 

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The total transmission flush involves hooking up a special unit to the cooler lines of a transmission and doing a complete exchange of fluid. The good news is that you can replace virtually all of the old fluid with new. The bad news is that occasionally there will be some material that is disturbed and contaminates the valve body. Also, the filter is not changed because the pan is not removed, nor are you able to "read" any wear material residue that has accumulated in the bottom of the pan.Personally, I'm not a fan of the flush. I still believe that a conventional transmission service is the way to go. Drop the pan, change the filter, replace the pan, and fill with fluid. ;)
 

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Originally posted by LincolnWife@Aug 18 2005, 11:58 PM~3654981
The total transmission flush involves hooking up a special unit to the cooler lines of a transmission and doing a complete exchange of fluid.  The good news is that you can replace virtually all of the old fluid with new.  The bad news is that occasionally there will be some material that is disturbed and contaminates the valve body.  Also, the filter is not changed because the pan is not removed, nor are you able to "read" any wear material residue that has accumulated in the bottom of the pan.Personally, I'm not a fan of the flush.  I still believe that a conventional transmission service is the way to go.  Drop the pan, change the filter, replace the pan, and fill with fluid.  ;)

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Originally posted by LincolnWife@Aug 18 2005, 11:58 PM~3654981
The total transmission flush involves hooking up a special unit to the cooler lines of a transmission and doing a complete exchange of fluid.  The good news is that you can replace virtually all of the old fluid with new.  The bad news is that occasionally there will be some material that is disturbed and contaminates the valve body.  Also, the filter is not changed because the pan is not removed, nor are you able to "read" any wear material residue that has accumulated in the bottom of the pan.Personally, I'm not a fan of the flush.  I still believe that a conventional transmission service is the way to go. Drop the pan, change the filter, replace the pan, and fill with fluid.  ;)
This is what i shall do.... too many scary stories about the flusher machine! :0
 
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