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Transmission can anyone tell me from experience or otherwise if it's beneficial to change transmission fluid & filter??

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If you are not having problems with your transmission and if your transmission fluid is still red and full I would recommend not changing it. I know you are supposed to change it every 50K plus miles or so but in my experience it can just cause problems. I have and have many friends that had transmission problems after changing the fluid. But that is just my opinion...

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