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When should i change the tranny fluid & filter i my 03 dodge stratus auto transsmission the car has 100000 miles

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I would always change Auto fluid & filter every 50,000 miles irrespective of what the manufacture states - it's cheaper than a new transmission!

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SCHEDULE "A"
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