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Transmission Fluid Looks "Bad"?

Our trusted local oil change guy said that we should have our transmission checked because the oil looks "bad". This worries me to no end and I am wondering if anyone can give me clues as to what to possibly expect. If the oil in the transmission looks bad, I assume it could be anything from things breaking down in the transmission to the oil being bad from over use (probable). The only thing my wife has noticed is that there seems to be a change in how the truck takes off from a dead stop. It was just going from reverse into drive that it would seem to stall then catch and go. Now it seems to be slipping a little taking off from red lights.

Does anyone have a clue about how much a worst case GM rebuilt transmission costs to be replaced (parts/labor)? Does anyone care to take a stab at how long it has before it gets dangerous?

I appreciate the help!

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You just need the fluid change im sure its probably dark and every oil changer makes it sound bad!! just get it serviced new fluid and tranny filter if equipped although if theres tons of miles on the fluid dont change it because theres a possibility that it wont ever shift again and thats around 125K

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