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Old 02-01-2010, 09:58 PM
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Re: Transmission Flush?

if you have the 7/70 warranty you can get this done for $100 deductable. i just got mine done because there was a TSB issued on the filters. dealer replaced the filters and flushed the fluids. it should save you some money.
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Re: Transmission Flush?

555, I am curious to see how the resistor works. After you get it set up, let us know where it hooks up and especially what the resistor value is. Probably ought to check that before the install. Sounds like a trip to Radio Shack may be in order if it works.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:46 PM
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Re: Transmission Flush?

I installed it, cant really tell much of a difference from transgo with or without the thing. But the kit itself is cool. 1-2 shift is really fast, 2-3 is much better. From what i've read that resistor lets you slightly short the circuit which raises the line pressure. I also bought the sonnax line pressure booster. it's $50 vs prob $4 but would be a much easier install. I decided to just use what transgo provided for now. The sonnax just plugs in line using factory connectors, i just didnt know if it boosted as much (or too much more) than what transgo wanted
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Re: Transmission Flush?

At 7 thousand miles I will do the diffs, t-case and the transmission. For some reason the stuff that comes from the factory always gets beat up. Probably because it is new machinery. I suggest every 7-10k you have all your fluids checked. Its a cheap way to make sure your WK is a-ok. JMO
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7k miles? Where do you get that number?
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...But as im waiting the service advisor told me I should get a transmission flush and emissions cleaning....I have heard horror stories about transmissions flushes....can anyone shed light on this?
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"Don’t “Flush” Customer Loyalty Down The Drain

Not all profits are “good” profits. Some things we do can cost us more in customer loyalty than they earn us in profits. Take fluid flushes, for example. If you’re still selling them to your customers as part of your vehicle maintenance routine, you may be causing your paying customers to look elsewhere for less expensive service.

Chrysler LLC vehicles do not require regular flushing of engine oil, transmission oil, axle lube, brake fluid, power steering fluid, or refrigerant. The only exceptions are where flushes are published in vehicle maintenance schedules. It’s all about improving quality, and reducing your customers’ cost of ownership.

“What’s changed?” you might ask. Simply put, today’s hi-tech fluids are engineered to hold their properties longer, under more extreme conditions, than their predecessors. For example, today’s coolants are rated for 5 years / 100,000 miles. Some transmission fluids are even designed as “fill for life.”

Beginning in January 2009, new vehicle owner’s manuals will be revised to make owners aware that flushes are typically not necessary unless aligned with the maintenance schedule.
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7k miles? Where do you get that number?
I've seen it first hand with the SRT's bro. The fluids look horrendous sometimes by that mileage.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:33 AM
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Shame on your dealer, he must have missed this memo:


"Don’t “Flush” Customer Loyalty Down The Drain

Not all profits are “good” profits. Some things we do can cost us more in customer loyalty than they earn us in profits. Take fluid flushes, for example. If you’re still selling them to your customers as part of your vehicle maintenance routine, you may be causing your paying customers to look elsewhere for less expensive service.

Chrysler LLC vehicles do not require regular flushing of engine oil, transmission oil, axle lube, brake fluid, power steering fluid, or refrigerant. The only exceptions are where flushes are published in vehicle maintenance schedules. It’s all about improving quality, and reducing your customers’ cost of ownership.

“What’s changed?” you might ask. Simply put, today’s hi-tech fluids are engineered to hold their properties longer, under more extreme conditions, than their predecessors. For example, today’s coolants are rated for 5 years / 100,000 miles. Some transmission fluids are even designed as “fill for life.”

Beginning in January 2009, new vehicle owner’s manuals will be revised to make owners aware that flushes are typically not necessary unless aligned with the maintenance schedule.
Thanks for the input Milous!
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:34 AM
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Re: Transmission Flush?

I've never been a fan of the trans flush, or any fluid flush for that matter except for coolant when it is needed. Always just drop the trans pan and change the fluid/filters. Did it at 60K on my Jeep and the fluid was OK - not brand new look/smell but I would have been comfortable putting another 15K miles on that fluid.
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Is there a difference between changing the transmission fluid and doing a transmossion flush?
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Re: Transmission Flush?

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Is there a difference between changing the transmission fluid and doing a transmossion flush?
By changing the fluid, I mean dropping the pan, draining the fluid, and changing the filter(s), then refilling.

When you flush, you pump new fluid through the trans. I believe most people do it by removing the trans cooler lines to act as the drain and then add the fluid through the fill tube.

I did a flush once on my 85 Cherokee and the trans never acted right after that again. Never had a single problem just doing the drain/fill.

Plus on the WK if you want to change your filters you're gonna have to drop the pan anyway.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:52 AM
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By changing the fluid, I mean dropping the pan, draining the fluid, and changing the filter(s), then refilling.

When you flush, you pump new fluid through the trans. I believe most people do it by removing the trans cooler lines to act as the drain and then add the fluid through the fill tube.

I did a flush once on my 85 Cherokee and the trans never acted right after that again. Never had a single problem just doing the drain/fill.

Plus on the WK if you want to change your filters you're gonna have to drop the pan anyway.

Oh ok, gotcha! Thanks for the clarification Frank!

I've got both filters and some fluid sitting in my garage, I'll have to get to this soon.

About how much fluid do we lose when dropping the pan? So I know how much splash I can expect and how much fluid I'll need.
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