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Old 01-19-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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Just had one done down at a nice clean reputable local lube shop. The manager himself did the flush lol. Said the car looks to be in excellent shape for the year, and the fact that it only has 98500 miles is even better. He flushed 13 quarts of fluid through it, the old stuff was dark red. At idle befor the flush, it only had 30lbs of pressure, after the flush it was around 38-39, im assuming all this is a good sign after some nice regular maintence. He also asked me who washed the engine so well, he said it looked like new, i said, oh that was just me lol, take some armorall and degreaser and go nuts, also complimented on my choice of battery lol.
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i wish upon you smooth shifting for years to come
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Hopefully your tranny won't follow suit and live a short life after a flush on a higher mileage/older car.

I've thought about getting one on my 99, but am not going to since it has 98,000. I don't want to risk killing it!
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ive got a three month tranny warranty through the dealership were i bought the car. sould be good to go
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When I did it on my 93' it was the first time. It shifted great afterwards.
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My friend did a tranny flush on his '93 Lumina w/185k on it. A week later the tranny went...either do it often or do it never.

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ive got a three month tranny warranty through the dealership were i bought the car. sould be good to go
I'd want my tranny to last more than three months! A dirty tranny that I get to use for another 50,000 miles or 2 years is better than one that I paid $100 to flush and it last 4 months! LOL

Hopefully it stands up for you.
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whats a good amount of mileage to chage the tranny fluid and engine coolent?
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whats a good amount of mileage to chage the tranny fluid and engine coolent?
50,000 and 50,000.

If you haven't flushed the coolant it'* OK if it was missed the first time around. You can do it anytime...but preventative maintenance is ideal.

Transmission. If you don't do it on a regular preventative schedule (every 40-50K), then don't bother if you missed the boat the first time. You'll do more damage in the end...AKA most likely catastrophic failure!
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is their a sticker somewere saying when the tranny fluid was flushed? but my car has 59,000 miles and i have no idea if it was flushed or not
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