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Old 07-19-2003, 03:04   #1 (permalink)
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AU Gearbox Fluid

Hey Guys,
Just a quick question, how often do u guys change ur auto transmission fluid because in the manual it says "Does not require servicing unless it leaks". I reckon this is a load of shit. Just curious whether I should change the fluid or not?
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i have heard every 50,000 kays
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I change the auto fluid and filter every 40 to 50k.I even change the power steering fluid and diff fluid at the same time. A power steer return filter is good to. If you keep the car for a long time its worth it. There is shit in these oils that do wear components and I believe it certainly makes a difference.
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Depends how the car is used, I would say 50k for a taxi like vehicle, but most can go beyond 100k without need of a complete change.

Best to go by colour and smell, if its red and smells like trans fluid, its problably OK, if it is darkish and has a bit of a "burnt" smell, change it. Best to change it at 100k, just in case.
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Old 07-28-2003, 17:06   #5 (permalink)
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It's not just the fluid condition (my EF2 fairmont had its first tranny service at 100,000 km, and the fluid was OK).

Ford's standard tranny cooler has a copper core that falls to pieces and circulates into your transmission. It's generally better to pick this up sooner rather than later!!
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