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Old 07 Jun 2004, 01:29 pm
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Default Tranny flui change at 15,000?

I was never told the first time at 15,000 to get this done. Why?

Should I have have it done.
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Old 07 Jun 2004, 09:34 pm
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I was never told the first time at 15,000 to get this done. Why?
Should I have have it done.
Colby,

I don't get what your saying. There's no need to change tranny fluid that early. QSD and I both had it done at 50,000. If you have it done properly, it takes a lot of oil (11-15 quarts?)..that's with a complete flush which is the best way but it costs somewhere around $100.
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 08:52 am
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Did someone tell you verbally? Sometimes 15 can sound like 50. It can't hurt, but as Crewzin said, it's about $100. Be sure you get ATF 4 or ATF 5 ONLY. I understand there's a filter that should be changed, also.
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Thats for the info guys.
I have already been told by everyone here that I have talked to that I was taken for a ride. Change at 15,000 was recommended by the person putting my car in for service. I had it done at 22,000.

I was told that I missed it at 15,000. I asked why I was never told about the change and no one really cared.

I paid 115 for the change. Ah, whatever the PT shifts smoother now then it did and drives better, so I believe it did help.

Remember the heat down here really screws things up the shop manager said that they usually change at 22,000 he said this before I even meantioned that my car had 22,000 on it. He does not look at work orders but over sees the work. I believe he was not telling me a bunch of crap because he drives an 01 Limited.
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As weak as the PT transmisson is it's a good idea to change it every 30,000 miles. Doing more often than that is a waste of money.
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How often would you want to have it done in a manual tranny car? Mines a 2001 NA about to roll over the big 50k. I was planning on having it done here pretty soon. I know manual tranny's hold a lot less fluid then the autos if I am not mistaken.

Let me know what you all think,

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How often would you want to have it done in a manual tranny car? Mines a 2001 NA about to roll over the big 50k. I was planning on having it done here pretty soon. I know manual tranny's hold a lot less fluid then the autos if I am not mistaken.

Let me know what you all think,

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Dunno the recommended interval, but for a manual, the fluid is just there to lubricate the gears; in an automatic, the fluid actually transfers the power.
Look in the owners manual for change intervals.
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King, if your car shifts smoother and runs better, than it was
money well spent.
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Some would say that a change at 15k if you dont know the history of the vehicle (used) or if you live in roller coaster climate (mid west) might be a good idea. At 15k there is still that sense of newness to the tranny that a change might help.

It didnt hurt you to do it and it was only 115 bucks to make sure you are taking the best care of your baby.
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Yeah I suppose it was money well spend. Ah I just hope it comes back from the shop ok. Still waiting.
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