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Old 01-15-2010, 02:31 PM   #11
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One thing we would do on a dodge trans is that you drain the fluid out, BUT you put in a 50/50 mix of new and old fluid, puting in all new fluid messes it up. This was actually the recommended procedure from Chrysler.
since when did chrysler become trans experts? my buddies ram is the only vehicle ive ever known to leave a dealership lot brand new with a leaking trans and needing a rebuild as a 5k mile service.

what does your fluid look like when you check it?
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:47 PM   #12
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My fluid looks pretty, because I have a stick lol
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:55 PM   #13
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yeah multiple fuild drops and filter changes are better than a flush. so a fluid and filter change then like 5K miles later do it again and it'll be better than a flush.
That's what I was going to say. I use to rebuild transmissions,'till Bladder Cancer got me. With dropping the pan, you can gain access to the filter. And BELIEVE me, they do need changing. Flushes never can do that.

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Old 01-15-2010, 03:02 PM   #14
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since when did chrysler become trans experts? my buddies ram is the only vehicle ive ever known to leave a dealership lot brand new with a leaking trans and needing a rebuild as a 5k mile service.

what does your fluid look like when you check it?
If you do fluid changes by dropping the PAN, most of the fluid is still in the Tourqe Converter anyway. I don't understand that logic...50-50? Maybe that's why they have so many transmission issues. There's more OLD fluid than NEW. So what's the purpose behind the fluid change?
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #15
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Hey to all I'm coming up on 93,000 miles and haven't had a tune up yet? What all do I need to do? Plugs, wires, coil pack, and what else that's needed? This is my time doing something major so I want to get everything out of the way. The only reason I figured I needed a tune up is my "check engine" light is on and its skipping while I'm driving. Is there a tune up kit that comes with everything I need instead of buying everything separate?
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If you pull and check the Dip Stick, you can look over the fluid on it. If it still has a red color and not a grayish color, and doesn't smell burnt you'll be fine changing the fluid. The Filter should be changed with it. I HATE Flushes also. They don't change the filter either when they do them. And the Filter is very important. So, check the Dip Stick. it will tell you a lot.
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Shaunmac9128- Have u flush out the coolant? Maybe replaced thermostat? Just something to be aware of if u havent done it in awhile
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JayMax03- those are all things that should be done in a tune up. If the CEL is on, what code does it say? If u dont know, go find out just to be sure its something (like a misfire) that can be cleared up with a tune up. (pepboys scans for free) In addition to what u said, as what was previously said, do the oil+ filter change and fuel filter. Give a check or flush out the engine coolant if u havent done it in either 4-5 years of if u bought the car and have no prior knowledge to if it was done or not. If u flush it, change the thermostat out for the extra $5-$10
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