I called a dealer to quote a transmission flush and he told me this car doesnt need a flush. He explained that it uses a special fluid to replace and that's it. Does this make sence? He said this was per the manuel. I will look myself, but was looking for other peoples thoughts and experiences with this.
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2008 Pontiac Vibe Question: Transmission flush not needed??
Answer #1mastertech6371 March 09, 2012, 17:27Master
I agree. todays transmissions do not require flushing. the fluid will last as long as the trans does unless there is a failure. i have always believed changing the fluid but the manufacturers are saying otherwise.
Answer #2PARTS GUY March 09, 2012, 19:55Master
Answer #3patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 09, 2012, 23:38Master
Calls for Toyota T4 fluid, the transmissions are reliable and call for very little maintenance, I don't like the "flushing machines" but I would drop the oil pan and change the trans fluid every 30k if it is a car you plan to keep long term and have peace of mind.
ReplyPARTS GUY, March 10, 2012, 06:28Master
What about the old fluid in the torque converter, cooler and lines.