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Old 26 Aug 2009, 08:48 pm
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i plan on changing my tranny fluid soon and can't seem to find out if the torque converter is accessible to be drained as well as the pan. anybody know if the whole system can be drained?

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Old 26 Aug 2009, 09:00 pm
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You need to find a place with a machine that flushes the tranny - dropping the pan will only get less than half of the fluid - the rest stays in the Torque converter - the machine gets it all out.
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 09:01 pm
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The torque convertor can not be drained seperately. There is no drain plug. Additionally there is no way to access the torque convertor. I would recommend a flush. Or if you are really feeling froggy you could take one of the cooler lines loose and run it and put fluid in it at the same time. Not the best way to doit because it's messy. A dealership or a quick service place should be able to do it. I would recommend the dealership because you know they will use the correct fluid. Quick service places may or may not use the right fluid.
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