I want to do a transmission fluid flush, I'm wondering what type of transmission fluid should I replace it with: As I recall it the fluid has to have SP3 which is what is used inside of the fluid when it was bought.
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Re: Type Of Transmission Fluid
Hi, most auto transmissions use DextronII or III if it requires a speciality mineral oil then the dipstick or a warning will be shown in that area. To confirm your thoughts your local parts supplier will have all the details of fluid capacities and grades/viscosities on file he or she will be glad to provide you with these. If still unsure or worried? Mitsubishi website www.mitsubishi.com will gleen an abundance of service tips and details. Good luck! Paul 'W' Onyer~EDson(:0)~[><U.K.
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Periodic change of the fluid and filter is recommended by most manufacturers, usually around the 80-100K mark. However, most manufacturers DO NOT recommend transmission flushes since they may use chemicals that can damage o-rings and seals. If a transmission dies soon after a fluid and filter change, it would not have lasted very much longer than that without one.
the transmission forward band is slipping flushing or replacing fluid will not help you will have to overhaul or replace transmission the reason problem got worse after fluid replacement is that the dirty fluid actually helps to seal minor spaces in clutches and bands when new fluid circulates through passages it will pick up deposits and remove dirt sealing clutches and bands most trans shops dont reccomend replacing trans fluid on vehicles over 120,000miles or 180,000kms that haven had regular trans fluid maitenance for that exact reason
Lots of forgein car dealers say no but ive own and service nissan toyota and i dont change the fluid because you never get all the old oil out and then you mix new and old, what we do is called a trany flush done with a bg flush machine and is done every 30,000 miles unless its syntheic trany oil then at 100,000 miles, the flush is done with a cleaner and then a conditioner and removes 100% of the old oil. hope this helps.
First, be sure to check the transmission fluid level. It is a good idea to have the transmission serviced, flushed, filter replaced, and refilled with the correct type and amount of fluid. If this does not help, your current transmission may need to be rebuilt or replaced with a new transmission (if available). Visit me again at FixYa, if I can be of further assistance. Thank you.
Transmissions these days need very little maintenance, our fluids are advanced formulas that hold up for an average of 100,000 miles, most vehicle manufactures recommend no maintenance for automatic transaxles these days.As for a transmission flush I don't recommend this because it's an expense that is not needed and possibly could loosen some contaminants setting them loose to possibly clog some of the very small passages in the transaxle requiring full transaxle service,which could include removal,dissassembly,etc of your trans.Now draining and replacing fluid is OK if that makes you feel a peace of mind but normally not needed,if you decide to do that,as far as quantity just note approx. how much fluid is drained and purchase similar amount in quarts and then refill (DO NOT OVERFILL)
start engine, let it warm up to operating temp,then check the transmission dipstick for the correct level,remember the vehicle needs to be on a level surface,hot idiling in park when you check the fluid level. Good luck !
The drain plug is on the bottom of the transmission. Its torqued to 49 nM.
1. Remove tranny oil pan drain plug 2. Drain old fluid (roughly 2-4 quarts) 3. Reinstall drain plug. 4. Measure amount drained in a 99 cent orange juice pitcher from Walmart 5. Pour back the same amount drained using Toyota Type T-IV fluid (available in 1 quart bottles from a Toyota dealer. 6. Start engine and shift slowly through all the gears ending in Park. 7. Check fluid level on the dipstick. Add fluid, if necessary, to bring the level to a point inbetween the COLD and HOT marks on the dipstick. 8. Go for a 20 minute drive and recheck fluid level. Add fluid, if necessary, to bring the level up to, but not beyond, the upper half of the HOT range on the dipstick.
As in 1973, NO FLUSHING is needed and NO FILTER REPLACEMENT is needed, NO PAN REMOVAL is needed. As, as in 1973 todays Toyotas have a metal mesh filter screen that doesn't ever get clogged except in rare cases of transmission operational abuse, including failure to ever change the fluid for 150,000 miles or more.
The Automatic Transmission Fluid is supposed to be checked with the car running so there's a chance if you added fluid you've overfilled it. Also, Ford products require Type-F transmission fluid. Using the wrong kind can adversely impact the transmission's performance as well as do damage. Re-check the fluid level with the car running (preferably after 5 minutes or so to get it warm) and see if it's been overfilled. If not, verify if you've added fluid what type you used. If you used the wrong type, you should take the car (or tow) to a service station to have the fluid changed.
The newer vehicles today use synthetic fluids in their engines as well as the transmissions. Any type of synthetic transmission fluid will work. You will need 12 qts. of fluid to flush the unit. But usually to flush a transmission you need a transmission flush machine or access to one. Unless you are going to drop the filter pan then you are really not flushing the transmission.