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CommanderHeavy
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How often do you change your transmission filter?

On an automatic vehicle? Related to another thread.. Just curious.

Eta: recommended is 30k miles but a lot of people never even change it. I was talking to some people today about tranny filters and they were confused because they never knew they were supposed to do that.
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yellowfin
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
I didn't even know I had a transmission filter so the answer would be never.


CommanderHeavy
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
Supposedly my transmission crapped out because I didn't know about the filter. I suspect it has more to do with the 150k miles it has on it.
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Alatgr
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
I usually change mine out the same time I replace the flux capaciter.


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bayoudude
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
I would think 75k miles would be sufficient on most vehicles unless you do allot of heavy towing.


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DaBeerz
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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I didn't even know I had a transmission filter so the answer would be never.




+1


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yellowfin
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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Supposedly my transmission crapped out because I didn't know about the filter. I suspect it has more to do with the 150k miles it has on it.


I don't keep vehicles over 100k so I should be good.


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GeauxldMember
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
I change it out about every 50-60K, when I flush the transmission. If your vehicle's over 100K and it hasn't been changed out/tranny hasn't been flushed, let sleeping dogs lie and don't frick with it.


Polycarp
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
Once a year, I flush my transmission out completely. There is a new system dealers use that hooks up directly to the trans lines, sucks all of the old fluid out, flushes the filter without removal, and reinstalls fresh fluid. It even flushes out the torque converter, something that changing your filter won't do.


LSUDad
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
The new Tacomas have no dipstick and no way to add fluid. Its good for 90K.



manwich
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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The new Tacomas have no dipstick and no way to add fluid. Its good for 90K.
After that you're fricked


poor people


Powerman
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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Once a year, I flush my transmission out completely. There is a new system dealers use that hooks up directly to the trans lines, sucks all of the old fluid out, flushes the filter without removal, and reinstalls fresh fluid. It even flushes out the torque converter, something that changing your filter won't do.


How much does this run you?


meauxjeaux2
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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After that you're fricked


poor people
No the transmission fluid is changed by backflushing the whole system via the transmission lines at the transmission cooler.


meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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How much does this run you?
not new thing.
Been doing this since 2001.
Costs between $120-$195.


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manwich
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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No the transmission fluid is changed by backflushing the whole system via the transmission lines at the transmission cooler.

don't lie. you just made that shite up didn't you?


itawambadog
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
I drive a manual so only have to worry with fluid.


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meauxjeaux2
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re: How often do you change your transmission filter?
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you just made that shite up didn't you?
no


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