if the car won’t move, does that automatically mean the transmission blew? or is there a possibility that there is just a leak and when fixed and transmission fluid is replaced it will work again?
I used to do postmates and doordash. I started delivering for a pizza restaurant about 9 months ago and for me that was a fantastic decision, but That's not the point of this post. Recently my transmission started slipping and it was concerning so I decided to change my transmission fluid myself. It wasn't much harder than an oil change I just had to measure how much came out to know what to put in. In my case it was 3 quarts.
Just hope this can help anyone else as transmission rebuilds are expensive and can put your car out of commission for several weeks. If you decide to do it yourself watch other people do it and look at your manufacturers guide on what fluid to use.
All my car requires is Dexron III. But is it worth saving about $6 a gallon on Walmart branded transmission fluid vs Castrol or Valvoline. Are high mileage transmission fluids beneficial for high mileage cars (mine has 175k miles), or is it just a marketing scheme?
Anyone know which fluid to buy for the 2013 Ford Fusion Automatic transmission and how much to buy? I am going to buy the fluid and my mechanic is going to do the drain and fill.
I have a 2013 G37X that just hit 61k miles. I know there is much debate about the meaning of "lifetime" fluid and I agree that it needs to be changed out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuNNqh8-jkw
However, how many miles would be the ideal time to change? My job situation is shaky right now so wondering if I can wait until 70-75k miles? At the same time, I do want to keep the car for as long as possible and seems other people recommend 60k.
As mentioned the car is a 2017 with the 1.4T, non DSG automatic without the tiptronic, just the plain old base model, only option I got from factory was the upgraded radio. Now when I bought the car, they said I won’t need to change the tranny fluid, and I called two dealers who said they don’t change the tranny fluid at the 65K Km mark either, but the maintenance manual says it should be “inspected.” Do I need to change my fluid in this? What have you guys done with your cars? I’d be doing this service myself as with everything else on the car, but this one thing just confuses me
My wife has a 2002 Frontier XE, 2.4L automatic. I'd like to do an atf change, but I can't find the dipstick or filler valve. The owner's manual has a diagram showing where to find the atf dipstick (near the firewall, below/next to the air filter), but I can't physically locate it in the engine bay. The service manual gives a thorough description of how to drain the transmission pan, then simply says to refill it with new fluid (no pics or further description of HOW to refill it).
I've scoured Youtube & Frontier forums. Seems like there's a lot of info about V6 Frontiers but not much about a first-gen 4-cyl auto.
Anybody know of a helpful writeup or DIY video that I missed? Anything that shows how to put new transmission fluid in?
I'm currently driving a used car with an automatic transmission that has 175000km. I've been doing some research surrounding the transmission oil change and there seems to be a lot of conflicting opinions on the topic.
Some people say it's safe, other people say that sometimes doing a transmission oil change can ruin the transmission. I then saw a Scotty Kilmer video on youtube about it and he says that an old transmission may break if changing old fluid but is necessary if the fluid was already being changed regularly.
Also, apparently a flush could be dangerous??
I don't know what to think. My transmission fluid is brown when wiped on a rag and I can occasionally smell it burn if i put too much strain on it.
Why are there so many different opinions? Do I change it or not? I have the correct fluid from the dealership with me already but have yet to do it due to conflicting responses. My car is 18 years old. 2002 Lexus IS300
Sorry if this isn't the correct sub to ask.
I needed an oil change and stopped by a major drive-up instant oil change facility that's open during the current pandemic (you drive into the garage bay and stay in the car).
I said no thanks to a couple extra options (engine air filter change, cabin air filter change, stuff like that). The technician mentions the CARFAX report says the automatic transmission fluid had never been changed in my car, so I asked how much that would be. I don't remember exactly how much he said, but it was around $20 (I know this because he said the engine air filter replacement would be $23.99 and was like oh, that's roughly the same price). I said sure and then texted my SO that I was getting the transmission fluid done since the car fax report said it had never been done on my car and it was only around $20.
While the technician was working, I noticed on the computer the price for the automatic transmission fluid change was $159 (screenshot of my invoice after paying for everything).
There is absolutely no way I would have said yes if I knew it would cost this much.
Of course when asking the technician afterwards what happened to the $20 price point for the automatic transmission fluid change, he said he never said that and that he told me it was $159. I let him know that's not possible because I would never had said to do it at that price and asked if he had given me the price per pint for some reason? He said it's not priced per pint and he never said anything but $159.
We went back and forth for a minute or two, but in the end it didn't really matter since the job had been done. He put in a $8 coupon code for me and I apologized for any frustration since there's no sense in getting all worked up about something like this with the current state of things. He's working during a pandemic which is scary enough and I needed a oil change, so we chit chatted about our glasses fogging up when we wear masks and ended on a friendly note. He said to ask for him next time I come in and he'd give me the coupon discount again. I said sure thing (I'm not going back anyway lol), have a good one and that was it.
Was this a misunderstanding (maybe us wearing masks made it hard to hear each other correctly) or do technicians get compensated for extra things like this and he was just filling a quota or something?
I will add that after I pulled out of the garage bay, I did see him in my rear mirror do... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi I have a petrol 2008 automatic 1.4 Vauxhall corsa with around 83,000 miles and I’m looking to change the automatic transmission fluid but I can’t find a definitive answer as to which one to use. The oil isn’t red anymore and is more of a slightly dark brown. Any advice would be appreciated
Do any of you change your transmission fluid? The manual says to change at about 100k KM under severe service maintenance. What do you recommend? The dealership does the flush for $230 CAD ~$170 USD. Worth it? What has been your experience with Hyundai transmissions. 2016 Hyundai Sonata.
We have a 2015 hyundai elnatra with 70k+ miles on it, should we replace the automatic transmission fluid on it?
If so is the dealer the recommended place or a smaller shop a better idea?
Also aside from regular oil changes/tire rotations/brakes work we hadn't completed any other maintenance, is there anything else we should do?
I'm a happy owner of a 2017 Outlander SEL, 2.4l FWD. It just reached 30k miles this week and I was looking at the maintenance schedule manual, just to find that for Schedule 2 (i.e. regular driving) there's no mention of change of this fluid. At all. Schedule 1 recommends every 30k miles, but I definitely drive it in light conditions the majority of the time. Pretty much all that's needed to change now is the cabin air filter, which I already did, and all the rest's just checks.
Is that "normal"? I like to follow the maintenance schedule rather than what dealerships like to recommend me doing, but that was the only item that struck me as odd for being missing.
Any thoughts on that?
Has anyone changed the fluid on an auto transmission? I have 14 frs. The Subaru dealer had hard time getting part number but none in ohio. The Toyota dealer also had hard time figuring out fill and drain gasket/ washer. Toyota also did not have any in stock.
Can anyone advise a part number? Are the fill and drain the same? Is it a flat washer, crush washer, or rubber gasket?
Seems like everything I find is for manual transmission.
Any help would be appreciated.