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Old 07-14-2003, 04:12 AM   #11
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Ok, everyone talks about getting the tranny flushed. Any reason to not do this yourself? I've got the filter and fluid sitting in the garage waiting for me, but now you folks have got me nervous!
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Doing it yourself can be a pita. Dropping the pan and doing the filter only gets about 1/2 the fluid. You'd have to crank the engine so the pump runs, while spewing fluid out of the pressure line, and drawing fluid in from the return.

That would be a big mess.
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What mileage intervals do you recommend doing a tranny flush?

Manual says every 50,000 miles, but wondered what everyone here thinks about it?

Since I just got my 99 SE and it only has 38K on it, I've got a few more miles before doing so.

I've got the ZZP 180-tstat on order and it should be here anyday. I guess I'll look at a tranny cooler and CAI next.

Any suggestions?
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Oh, and how about the O2 sensors?

Manual didn't state anything on them as to when to replace them?

Only when they give a problem, or does anyone replace them on a mileage basis?
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I'd do a tranny flush and the O2 at 50k. Most O2'* seem to be shitting at about 50 around here. The tranny flush is personal preference, but remember that the trans is the weak point in the drivetrain. And VERY expensive.
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ok, im going to go for the second tranny cooler, what size should I get?
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Tell me about it...

I had just put in a new tranny on my 97 Dodge Intrepid ES when the wife totalled it. (Not her fault.)

So, I'm still paying $2000 for that tranny, and now a new car payment on the 99 SE.
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ok, im going to go for the second tranny cooler, what size should I get?
About the same size as the stock cooler, or get one big one to replace both. You can put it either in front of the stock cooler, or on the other side. Mine are stacked, with a 1/2" air gap between them. Makes a 10-15 difference in trans temps.
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when you say it makes a 10-15 degree trannny temp difference, do you mean having them stacked makes it cooler, or having two makes it cooler in general?
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ok I called my ex neighbor who owns a tranny shop and he said that he didnt have a flusher, but he asked me how old it was, milage and what color the fluid was, i told him i didnt know what color the fluid was, but he said it should be red, otherwise if it'* varnished its better to just leave it in there because sometimes its the only thing holding it in there, it can wreak seals and all of that....

i have 105,000 miles on it and i dont think its ever been flushed, i'll check the colorfluid today and let ya know what color it is, but do you think it would be safe to flush it or not?
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