Change Transmission Oil?
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:26 PM
Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:42 PM
Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:11 PM
Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:59 PM
Changing it, the tranny fluid will not harm it anymore than it is. Just do the 2 bucket method.
No, but it could make the problems much more prevalent... That is how I discovered my tranny was fubar within a month of buying :/ That floating friction material could be whats keeping everything sticking together
Posted 15 June 2006 - 06:45 PM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 04:39 AM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:39 AM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:37 AM
Also, about the "Two bucket" method mentioned, what is this exactly? I know that it is impossible to drain and change all of the 8.8L of trans fluid from a 96 Mazda 626 2.0 Atx. The filter is buried deep inside the transmission and cannot be DIY'd at home.(a lot of work!).
I'm planning on adding a Magnafine trans line filter and a Hayden #676 cooler and would like to change the trans fluid first. The Strauss mechanic said that changing the trans fluid may cause the transmission to start slipping for reasons mentioned above about the metal particles holding everything together. What do you guys here think?
Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:39 PM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:49 AM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:20 PM
Change it, and as far as 2 bucket method.. Just get 2 buckets, one is for fresh fluid and the return line(suction) goes into that..the other is for the old fluid and the other line goes into that..have a couple gallons of fresh fluid, start the car and the old fluid pumps out as the new fluid gets sucked in..if the pump is weak you may have to resort to a big funnel held higher than the tranny to get the new fluid into the tranny.
Please do not mis-inform.
The return line does not suck in fresh tranny fluid. You have to fill new fluid through the dipstick.
Here's what you need.
1. Clear plastic hose about 6ft. 3/8"
2. 2 see through Bucket (mark the volume leve, 1 qrt, 2qrt, 3qrt, 4qrt, etc)
3. 10 quarts of Mercon/Dexron II
Here is how it works..
1. Drive the car for about 15 min. or so just to warm up the fluid (warmer ATF flows faster like engine oil)
2. Disconnect the both tranny hoses that connect to the radiator
3. Start the car for about 3 seconds and watch where the fluid exits.
4. Reconnect that exit line back to the radiator.
5. Connect and clamp the clear hose to the other nozzle of the radiator (this will flush the tranny fluid from the radiator too) then lead it into the bucket, if you have zip tie, use it to secure the hose
6. Start engine and watch the bucket until it fills up to 4qrt mark, then stop engine, fill the tranny with 4 qrt of fresh tranny fluid.
7. repeat 7 until you notice a change in color of the fluid coming out of the tube.
8. reconnect hoses, clean-up then top-up the fuild to proper level. (best time to install tranny cooler)
* this method worked for me and I do it every year or 24, 000 miles, if you screw up though it's your fault. bought car with 50k miles, now I have 104k miles and no problem
Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:46 AM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:02 PM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:46 PM
I,ll do the complete oil change, I value both pros a cons opinions and the pros weight more.
Thanks you all
Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:37 PM
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