Originally Posted by Danthurs
Soem times putting nice clean fluid in a old trans can cauae problems. I suggest dropping the pan and changing the 7 quarts that way. Then do it again in 6 months if needed. There'* a write up on doing that in the tech info section. Follow that and it'* not to messy.
... What Danthurs said. I followed the write-up, and I have never done a tranny fluid change before. I didn't spill one drop. However, Danthurs, you were right when you said those filter elements could be stubborn. Sheesh, you weren't kidding, it took me about an hour to worry it out. I dang nearly thought I was going to break something.
The only thing I did a little differently was to use a hand pump to remove a few quarts out first. This made the pan lighter and neater to remove.