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2006 Jaguar S-Type Question: Transmission Flush at 6,000 miles?



, V6, Great Falls, VA, May 10, 2010, 12:48

My Jaguar S-Type was purchased new in 2006. It currently has very low mileage - around 9,000. When I took it to the Jaguar dealership, they recommended I have a transmission flush at a cost of around $500. Should I be looking for a new service shop?

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    May 10, 2010, 17:30

    I would can a few shops http://repairpal.com/directory?address=22066&car_brand_names=Jaguar and get their opinion

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    Katzman Automotive from Katzman Automotive & Transmissions, August 04, 2010, 17:27

    The Jaguar S-type transmission is filled for life and does not require servicing or topping off unless the transmission is leaking, or undergoes severe use. Severe use calls for a service interval of 30,000 miles. With 9000 miles after 4 years, I don't think you qualify for the severe use interval. I wonder what the dealers rational was? If the transmission is ever serviced it's essential that you use the correct fluid, Shell M1375.4. Hope this helps.

    Mark @ Katzman Automotive and Transmissions
    23035 Douglas Court
    Sterling, VA 20166

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    Visitor, January 30, 2011, 00:27

    I would change dealership right away. They are trying to take you for a ride.

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