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On my 01 montero I need to change the AT trans filter is that a big deal? I have a 3.5

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Not too hard on most AT's. There are about 20 small bolts on the pan. The filter is inside and accessible. On some models there is a way to also drain the torque converter but you don't need to do it every time. The parts are around 30 bucks and include a new pan gasket. Very important to flatten the bolt holes around the pan with a small wooden dowel so the gasket seals up. Use some permatex red sealer on the pan and new gasket. Refill and top off after service.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • friction732 Mar 18, 2011

    the parts store told me that on that model u had to take half the trans apart to change the filter

  • Donald Tucker Mar 18, 2011

    They might be right but I'd still call Jiffy Lube and ask them if they are able to service the tranny and what is involved. I don't see why the manufacturer would make the filter so inaccessible but I could be wrong.



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