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How do i drain the transmission on 03 fxdl, i want to change the tranny fluid and i want to know where do i drain the fliud.

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From the drawing that I'm looking at, the transmission is drained by removing the drain plug on the right rear of the oil pan. The other drain plug is for the engine oil and it appears to screw up from the bottom of the pan on the right side. If you have changed the engine oil, you know which plug drains the engine oil, it's the other one.

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