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.
Transmission flush not needed?? on 2008 Pontiac Vibe
by aliakas7 in Hinckley, IL on March 09, 2012
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on March 09, 2012
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
ANSWER by PARTS GUY on March 09, 2012
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.
ANSWER by patrick mannion on March 09, 2012
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.
COMMENT by PARTS GUY on March 10, 2012
What about the old fluid in the torque converter, cooler and lines.
I recently added a hitch and pulled a 1000 lb trailer a few hundred miles. It had plenty of fluid, and i was careful- but now it is lagging sometimes, clunking just a little- Just wondering if I sh...