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To change my tranny fluid or to not change my tranny fluid... That is the question.

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Old 10-26-2007, 01:52 PM
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Default To change my tranny fluid or to not change my tranny fluid... That is the question.

SO,
My tranny has been acting up a little for a while now. It has been having hard shifts every so often and makes a little whine noise every so often (It was doing this all before my PC-16 upgrade just to let you all know). BUT since I am running more power I want to get the tranny fluid changed. Now I have 96500 miles on the car and I have heard both things saying yes change it and no, don't change it because it will mess it up more. So my question is should I or should I not have it changed. I don't want to have the filter changed (I read that that will mess it up even quicker) but will just having the fluid changed be bad for it? And/or could I just have them top it off? Thanks!

P.S. I want to have this done before I drive the 1200 mile trip back to Spokane in a fully loaded up car.

josh
 
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:27 PM
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hmm. i havnt heard too much about it being bad to do? But i had that wineeeee sound you were talking about, the person before me had not been using full synthetic. i changed the filter and oil too full synthetic and it went away, along with making my shifts feel a bit smoothing.
also if your shifts feel hard, like a clunk it could be your tranny mounts.
 
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:32 PM
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I have never heard that changing fluid is bad for it. I would think it could only be beneficial to get the metal shavings out of there and proper lubrication back in. It should help to save your synchrosas well.
 
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:24 PM
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Do it. How could changing fluids be bad? Jsut use a full synthetic of the right weight. I did mine a couple months back with Redline MT90. If anything, it slips into gear a little smoother. I have to try and do the rear differential before it gets too cold.
 
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