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2002 Ford Taurus Question: do i need to change the transmission filter when changing the transmission fluid

 

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mzrenee1, 3.0L V6, San Pedro, CA, December 28, 2010, 18:47
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do i need to change the transmission filter when i change the transmission fluid. car has almost 160,000 miles on it. the color of the transmission fluid is broen and there is no chunks or forgien particals in it.

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    December 28, 2010, 19:20
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    Yes, change the filter. Best thing would be to flush the fluid completely. Many shops have the ability to do a transmission flush, I recommend get it done.

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    Visitor, April 10, 2011, 02:41

    I have to dissagree If you need a filter,you need a trans

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    Jess29, June 21, 2012, 14:58
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    Visitor,dont give advice about things you know nothing about.

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    fixcarnow (see my shops), December 30, 2010, 17:17
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    Yes, change the filter and flush it also. After this service it should be fine to only flush the trans fluid as long as you proform the service regularly.

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    April 25, 2012, 15:53
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    Yes, you definitely need to change transmission filter every time you change the transmission fluid.

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