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@ what miles change autotransmision fluid & filter-HOW IF NEEDED?

WHAT MILELAGE SHOULD I CHANGE MY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID & FILTER ON MY 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V6 3.8 LITER, THE CAR IS 1 YR OLD WITH 29784 MILES ON IT
I WANT TO KEEP THIS CAR MANTAINED PROPERLY THIS TIME.
TODAY CHANGED OIL & FILTER ;BALANCED & ROTATED TIRES, THEN I THOUGHT TO CHECK THE MATAINANCE CHART AND MOST THINGS ARE NOW READY TO BE CHANGED

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Follow maintaince suggestions. it's over kill but you should never have a problem if you do. I have a 99 gmc truck with 156000 and i've only changed tranni fluid once about 30000 ago. runs like a top. i don't abuse my vechile, so as long as you don't abuse and follow suggestions, it should outlast you. what i do, is i look at the fluid, when it turns a dark red and or get's a burning odor to it, deffinatly time to change fluid. try to do it BEFORE it get's that bad.

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    I would say as a rule, every 50K change the fluid and filter at a qualified transmission shop. I used to have a boss who religiously changed the fluid himself every year in his wife's '93 Grand Am. They got 240K miles out of it and it was still running/shifting reasonably well when they traded it on a Bonneville.

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