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Trans Fluid Service - Drain or Flush?

Halvecto

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Ok, braintrust; what is the transmission (automatic) service of choice on your trucks? I am at about 70k on my Mini-Duramax Canyon . Some light towing of the boat in summer, occasional trailer for projects. Manufacturer (GMC) recommends every 45k, but I am thinking it can't hurt to service early. My previous Tahoe and F250 both lasted well beyond 125k. F250 started acting up around 175k.

Pan drop and filter or flush? I am not having any issues at all, but I would like to get the maximum life out of this rig.
 

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If you are not having any issues drop the pan and replace the filter. We would see weird stuff happen sometimes with a flush when I worked at Art Carr. You will never get all of the fluid out of the system no matter what unless you pull the converter...
 

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Drain/fill regularly, especially if you tow in the heat.


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Ford 4r100. Drain/remove pan and change filter. Reinstall pan and fill. Pull return cooler hose off of transmission and let truck run till a gallon of fluid comes out. Reconnect everything and top of fluid.
 

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If you are not having any issues drop the pan and replace the filter. We would see weird stuff happen sometimes with a flush when I worked at Art Carr. You will never get all of the fluid out of the system no matter what unless you pull the converter...
What he said ^^^^
 
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