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2005 Buick LeSabre Question: Transmission Service

 

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tbonesteak, Cordova, TN, February 24, 2010, 07:05
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What is the difference between changing the transmission fluid and a transmission flush? Which is the best to do for the car?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 24, 2010, 13:35
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    A transmission hydraulic system can hold a lot of fluid, say 13 quarts for your transmission. If you drain and fill the transmission fluid (Fluid Change), it may replace 6 or 7 quarts, therefore leaving 5 or 6 quarts of old/dirty fluid. Flushing the transmission removes all 13 quarts of dirty fluid and replaces it. I like the flush because it removes all the fluid. I don't suggest any additives, and neither does most of the vehicle/ transmission manufacturers.

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