Originally Posted by Maymybonneliveforever
Would you recommend changing the transmission fluid on a '95 SSEi with 237,000 km? I don't know the history of the car since I bought it recently so this may be the first time it'* ever been done. Would you still do it?
That was just discussed again on a mechanic'* radio program. Drop the pan, change the filter, replace the 6 - 7 quarts out of 12 quarts of fluid that drains that way.
The additives are what go bad in the fluid. They keep seals soft and all. By replacing part of the fluid you'll refresh the additives but won't shock the transmission with as great a change as the total flush methods do. Plus you'll be able to see what'* accumulating on the bottom of the pan and you'll have a new filter.
Plus it'* a DIY type job if you want to do it.
You can wait 10-15 K miles and do it again cheaply without the filter to extend the life of the trans.