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Old 02-18-2010, 01:40 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by taskeen21 View Post
is it that serious?
It could be. You've most likely seen the Steptronic tranny failure threads on here by now. To prevent the tranny failure some people have had their fluid changed (flushes most likely, not a drain) and it can cause it to fail FASTER.

In your case you drained the tranny, drove on it, then who knows (refilled or flushed). So you've put your tranny under MORE stress than it was designed to take.
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