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2008 Pontiac Vibe Question: Transmission flush not needed??

 

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aliakas7, Hinckley, IL, March 09, 2012, 15:03
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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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    mastertech6371 March 09, 2012, 17:27
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    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.

    Roy

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    PARTS GUY March 09, 2012, 19:55
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    I totally disagree with Roy. All aout trans should be serviced. Go to www.bgams.com and watch the videos then go to www.bgfindashop.com and have it serviced. If you did what the manufacture recommends you will have problems. Do what they recommend and more.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 09, 2012, 23:38
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    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.

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    PARTS GUY, March 10, 2012, 06:28
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    What about the old fluid in the torque converter, cooler and lines.

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