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Old 01-21-2011
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change the fluid regularly and you will be fine. i beat the crap out of mine and it did awesome. for the 35k miles i had it for.
Zach, does the torque converter have a drain plug?

My Ranger didn't have a drain plug, so I would pump out a gallon (through the cooler lines) and replace with a fresh gallon. After pumping out the 4th gallon, I would pull the pan, and change the filter before replacing the 4th gallon.
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
change the fluid regularly and you will be fine.
For the most part you are correct. In the case of my problem I was religious on my maintenance, filter replacement and fluid changes. Even with that, the transmission said FU and puked. So, no real guarantees, just possible insurance.
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Originally Posted by Takeda View Post
Zach, does the torque converter have a drain plug?

My Ranger didn't have a drain plug, so I would pump out a gallon (through the cooler lines) and replace with a fresh gallon. After pumping out the 4th gallon, I would pull the pan, and change the filter before replacing the 4th gallon.
I wouldnt recommend a full flush. Just drop the pan replace the filter and refill. You want to just blend the fluids(old and new)

New fluid has too many detergents in it and it is not good for the clutches.

As for the torque converter I am not sure. I never drain it. I know the 4r100s had them.
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Originally Posted by Purplehazeir View Post
For the most part you are correct. In the case of my problem I was religious on my maintenance, filter replacement and fluid changes. Even with that, the transmission said FU and puked. So, no real guarantees, just possible insurance.
do you watch your trans temps? the fluid looks burnt to me. Or maybe it was a Monday built trans?
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
do you watch your trans temps? the fluid looks burnt to me. Or maybe it was a Monday built trans?
The fluid burnt when the tranny puked. I keep my Edge CTS up with transmission temperatures and didn't see any temperature issues until the day I drove it in to the dealer, where it reached over 200F.

I'm thinking it was a Monday morning or lat Friday afternoon transmission!
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
I wouldnt recommend a full flush. Just drop the pan replace the filter and refill. You want to just blend the fluids(old and new)

New fluid has too many detergents in it and it is not good for the clutches.

As for the torque converter I am not sure. I never drain it. I know the 4r100s had them.
So, you're saying I should just drop the pan, replace the filter and put in how much fluid I took out? Or rather, enough to fill it properly?

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Thats how I have done it in the past. Works great and doesnt require any special tools or bleeding procedures.
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Yea, these threads make me paranoid and want to go get mine flushed asap. I don't have the 3-4000 to put down on a new one since this stupid tooth issue.

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So true!!!I see threads like this,and it leaves me a little concern.
Sucks that it cost 3grand to solve an issue!!
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
Thats how I have done it in the past. Works great and doesnt require any special tools or bleeding procedures.
Okay thanks, when I get some time I'll have to get this done!

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So true!!!I see threads like this,and it leaves me a little concern.
Sucks that it cost 3grand to solve an issue!!
I know, but comes with the territory of having a vehicle lol.

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