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What kind of ATF do I need? The car has 138k miles on it, if that makes a difference.

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ATF Type T-11

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Auto or Std trans??

If auto here's the issue...

Keep in mind Auto transmissions don't like to be run dry.

Also keep in mind that the 01M Automatic you most likely have retails for like $4000 just for the unit, not installation.

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If ATF does not drip out
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