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adesisto 01-25-2010 12:15 PM

Transmission fluid
 
Hi all,

I was reading through a Hayes repair book and it states that transmission fluid should be changed when cold. I was always taught that it should be changed when the fluid is hot so that more of the old fluid id drained. Is this different for Jeeps? Thanks.

Chaoul1 01-25-2010 04:03 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
That's what I do every time. Are you planning on doing a transmission change.

Martyp 01-25-2010 06:16 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
Could be right...

When I got mine changed a little while ago it sat outside for a hour or so before it went into the dealer. I thought they just messed up their timetable too.

Joe in PA 01-25-2010 06:25 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
If you are going to drop the pan, there will be no getting around having the atf going everywhere. Chances are you'll get some on your hands and the last thing you want is for it to be hot. ATF is about as fluid as water even when cold and it will drain just fine.

robpp 01-25-2010 07:07 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
its much 'thinner' than motor oil.....

spiker01 01-25-2010 07:46 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe in PA (Post 138323)
If you are going to drop the pan, there will be no getting around having the atf going everywhere. Chances are you'll get some on your hands and the last thing you want is for it to be hot. ATF is about as fluid as water even when cold and it will drain just fine.

^^^^^ yep . i agree. safety is the reasoning behind changing the tranny oil while cool.

fixer5000 01-26-2010 07:20 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
youll actually get more out if you let it sit overnight and then do it

esritz 01-26-2010 09:07 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
Just like all these other guys are saying, unless you want to burn your hands, drop a hot tranny pan on the ground & make a huge mess, let it cool off. And letting it sit overnight is always better than just an hour or 2 if you can wait.

fixer5000 01-28-2010 06:41 PM

Re: Transmission fluid
 
use a fair sized storage container as your drip pan. you wont get wet that way


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