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Transmission Flush?

Hey guys, I recently posted that I got new tires (General Grabber HTS, AMAZING TIRE!)

I went to the dealer for a wheel alignment (They matched a competitors coupon and I got it done for 39.99! (there price was 149.99)


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? (about $200 dollars each service)

My 2005 WK has about 50k miles.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:14 PM
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Re: Transmission Flush?

Hmmm not sure what emissions cleaning is? As useful as fabric protection?

I'd at least have them pull the pan and change the filters, not sure about flushing the whole system. I guess $200 isnt all that bad. I had a place quote $125 to do just the filters and add the fluid that comes out.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:26 PM
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Re: Transmission Flush?

Same situation here, 05 with 50K and wondering if i should get the full service or just a pan drop with filter, i think i'm just going with option 2 due to money.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:52 PM
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Re: Transmission Flush?

Yea #2 you can do yourself and save quite a bit. (haha i said #2)

Man my transmission has been getting rebuilt for the last 13days. I've actually been without it since Jan 7th, but couldnt find a shop i liked. Now im wondering if i picked the right one. 2 weeks for a rebuild?! I dont care that im using aftermarket clutches and the transgo, i was thinking 4 days max! It was supposed to be done today at 4-5pm, now he's saying to call at 6:00pm. I've seen like 4 other cars come and go in the time mine has been there.... Im going to have to head up there and just sit and watch this guy until it's done i guess.
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So am i Austin powers?? lol
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Re: Transmission Flush?

Milous helped shed some light on this issue to me when I asked him and he stated that a tranmission flush was not necessary.

Excessive use 75K drop pan and change out filters

Regular use 100K drop pan and change out filters

of course top off the fluid with either a dipstick or IR Gun(The train uses that method)
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Yea #2 you can do yourself and save quite a bit. (haha i said #2)

Man my transmission has been getting rebuilt for the last 13days. I've actually been without it since Jan 7th, but couldnt find a shop i liked. Now im wondering if i picked the right one. 2 weeks for a rebuild?! I dont care that im using aftermarket clutches and the transgo, i was thinking 4 days max! It was supposed to be done today at 4-5pm, now he's saying to call at 6:00pm. I've seen like 4 other cars come and go in the time mine has been there.... Im going to have to head up there and just sit and watch this guy until it's done i guess.
I'll pick you up and we can wait together being 6'3" and 225 lbs might help lol
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Re: Transmission Flush?

Lol you have me beat on height, I wish on weight too though! 6'1" about 235, I'm scared to check it this close to Christmas . They have it all back together, about to do the test drive. I guess tomorrow I'll be at the dealer getting the cvi flashed, assuming all goes well here in about 10 mins!
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Lol you have me beat on height, I wish on weight too though! 6'1" about 235, I'm scared to check it this close to Christmas . They have it all back together, about to do the test drive. I guess tomorrow I'll be at the dealer getting the cvi flashed, assuming all goes well here in about 10 mins!
sweet that is good to know they're about to be done with it ... congrats bro ... fingers crossed hopefully they can get it done soon ...
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Re: Transmission Flush?

I'd at least have them pull the pan and change the filters, not sure about flushing the whole system.

'08 owner's manual calls for fluid/filter change at 60K miles (heavy service) and 120K miles (light service). Think I would just have the pan dropped, do 2 new filters (545RFE xmission) and replace the drained transmission fluid. I've been told the flush is done through the tranmission cooler hoses, but is not really necessary. May cause more damage than it cures.

Intake manifold and throttle body are listed in the parts manual as non-serviceable components. I would be interested to hear how they plan to do it (on vehicle or removal). Ask the dealer if he will warrant the cleaning for any resultant damage.
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Re: Transmission Flush?

My WK had 48000 miles on it when I bought it 4 months ago. A transmission service was one of the first things I did to it. I don't care what "they" recommend. I would hate to see what the fluid and filter would have looked like after 75-100K miles. Mine didn't look that good, plus if you have an 05 and some of the 06's you should change filters just to make sure you have the "new type" filter. Cheap insurance, IMO. I will be doing mine every 30K from now on. If you do it yourself just make sure you get the new filter seated properly, and if in doubt about filter seal integrity, put the new one in that comes with the kit. Proper seating is extremely important to prevent torque converter bleed back or loss of pump prime. If you have someone else do the job, make sure they are knowledgeable and have done this type trans. before. It's actually fairly easy to do it wrong.
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Re: Transmission Flush?

Well it works!! Transgo kit is quite impressive even though I haven't installed that resistor yet. I'm actually concerned it'll be too rough, guess we'll see. I'll install the resistor tonight and get the cvi done tomorrow. Also on a side note my "clunk" is gone! Maybe just because the engine was warmed up, but even on the brick streets by my place i didnt experience any clunk up front. Maybe the mount was loose or something, we'll see how she doesnt on a cold start tomorrow morning
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