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Old 06 Feb 2011, 09:57 pm
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I change my transmission fluid in my 2004 auto ( autostick )when i reach 35k miles
it was simple to do and change the filter and gasket no problems

yesterday we open the oil pan of my friends 2003 auto ( autostick )
and let the fluid drain till this morning and it rain last night, we found no water near the tranny but it was a humid day ,today we clean the oil pan and the tranny install a new filter and gasket the problem is that now
the vehicle don't shift no computer error codes after trying for a few minutes
it shift on second gear but i sill have a problem

using mopar aft4
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 11:20 am
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Was he having any problems prior to this? Is it the correct filter? Did you check the fluid level again after noticing the problem?
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 02:54 pm
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there was never a problem before, i told him that it will be a good idea to replace the fluid and filter, auto parts tell us 4 botles is enought
but online shows 6 to 7 we didn't remove that much fluid
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 03:08 pm
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Mine took 6 full quarts of ATF 4 are you 100% sure you got the filter back in all the way???? it wont suck if it is not seated
other thing is some on here say that after a drain and fill the tranny has to have a relearn done to it at a dealer mind did not but some say theres did
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 08:47 pm
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Did you use a mopar filter, did you get the filter correctly seated?

Did you check the fluid level after the trans warmed up to make sure it is full??
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 08:55 pm
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I got to say that 4 quarts in not enough
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 10:45 am
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I got to say that 4 quarts in not enough

I agree, especially if he let it drain all night, check the dipstick after it's warm
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 09:33 pm
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Default Re: transmission fluid

The trans takes like 8 quarts when totally drained including torque converter. But since you can't drain the converter, generally 4-6 quarts it what it takes to fill on a filter change.

When you install a new filter, you need to make sure the old o-ring came out and you put on the new oring on the new filter.

Now this poses another issue... even if the fluid it very low, you wouldn't have any engagment also very low fluid level will set a code for loss of prime. However you'd need to use a real scanner to read trans codes not engine computer version of trans codes.
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