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Old 07-06-2004, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default GEtting ready to do tranny fluid/filter, have quick question

Is it completely neccessary to warm the transmission up before i do this. My battery is dead and i have no access to a charger. I have been needing to do this for a long time and it keeps on getting put off. thanx
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Yes, warm it up in every gear, even if you have to do it parked. The fluid needs to warm up to reduce viscosity before you drain it. You also want to stir up any settled particles so that they're suspended in the fluid while it drains.
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Is it completely neccessary to warm the transmission up before i do this. My battery is dead and i have no access to a charger. I have been needing to do this for a long time and it keeps on getting put off. thanx
One more day/week will not make a difference changing the xmission oil/filter. Besides, you need the engine hot to check the oil level after you add the new oil.
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