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The_Wraith
09-28-2007, 10:52 AM
I'm getting ready to change the trans filter/fluid again... the first time (last year) I just replace the filter and reused the gasket.

Is it ok to keep reusing it? becuase to buy the fiter from the dealar it's like 25.00+ and the gasket looks to be just as much..

I don't want to use the cheap brand filters that the part stores sell

timka86
09-28-2007, 01:05 PM
It shouldn't be a problem, unless it's damaged. Why are you changing the fluid so soon? it's every 60k or 65k miles.

nickofcourse
09-28-2007, 08:00 PM
how did you go about getting most of the bad fluid out from the torque converter?

timka86
09-30-2007, 12:07 AM
how did you go about getting most of the bad fluid out from the torque converter?

you can't... you just drain what you can, which is 7 out of 9 quarts, and fill with new, old will get diluttted with new, that's the best you can do. that's how it's designed.

jsoluna
10-01-2007, 08:34 AM
It sucks that they didn't even give us a dipstick to check the fluid with. My mom's 2002 is going on 60k, and I want to change her trans fluid and filter. How difficult of a job is it?

timka86
10-01-2007, 09:41 AM
It sucks that they didn't even give us a dipstick to check the fluid with. My mom's 2002 is going on 60k, and I want to change her trans fluid and filter. How difficult of a job is it?

fairly easy. but there's no drain plug, so you have to take the pan of slowly to let it drain, , replace the filter gasket, and checking the level once your done is a pain, but it can all be done.