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Old 05-06-2014, 06:37 AM   #41
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With all the crud you found in there, you need to take it easy and just be happy with it shifting better and getting you from point A to B!

Go back in there after about 500 miles and do it all over again vice just a drain and fill becaue if you had that much crap in there in the first place, you are probably filling your filter back up with whatever is left.
Yeah deffienetly doing a second drain and fill soon. When it startef pouring out the fill hole it was already black from mixing with the rest of the fluid in the torque converter

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Old 05-06-2014, 06:57 AM   #42
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Yeah deffienetly doing a second drain and fill soon. When it startef pouring out the fill hole it was already black from mixing with the rest of the fluid in the torque converter

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Yeah that's some bad old fluid. When i did my second drain and fill 1300 miles later it was only dark red after mixing with what old fluid was left in there.

You may even want to go ahead and do a simple drain and fill tonite. should take about 4 quarts and it takes no longer than an oil change since you aren't dropping the pan or filter. Just drain, fill, go through the gears and let it warm up, then top off.

Dumb question, but you had the car on either a lift or 4 jack stands right? It needs to be pretty level otherwise if you just drive the front onto ramps, or jack it up, you are going to be low because of where the fill plug is and the angle you will be on.

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Old 05-06-2014, 07:58 AM   #43
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Yeah that's some bad old fluid. When i did my second drain and fill 1300 miles later it was only dark red after mixing with what old fluid was left in there.

You may even want to go ahead and do a simple drain and fill tonite. should take about 4 quarts and it takes no longer than an oil change since you aren't dropping the pan or filter. Just drain, fill, go through the gears and let it warm up, then top off.

Dumb question, but you had the car on either a lift or 4 jack stands right? It needs to be pretty level otherwise if you just drive the front onto ramps, or jack it up, you are going to be low even because of where the fill plug is and the angle you will be on.
It was on ramps and 2 jack stands at the back at even level. I wont be driving it for a week so ill make sure to get it done before then. What did you use to pump it in? I used a soap pump and I never want to do it again

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Old 05-06-2014, 08:10 AM   #44
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It was on ramps and 2 jack stands at the back at even level. I wont be driving it for a week so ill make sure to get it done before then. What did you use to pump it in? I used a soap pump and I never want to do it again

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Holly crap man, i hope you cleaned the crap out of that before you used it. I'd think soap would be one of the worst things to get in there! Go to Autozone and spend $10 on a fluid pump. Again........watch the video and get and do what he does!! He has a detailed breakdown of what you need at the beginning.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:12 AM   #45
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Holly crap man, i hope you cleaned the crap out of that before you used it. I'd think soap would be one of the worst things to get in there! Go to Autozone and spend $10 on a fluid pump. Again........watch the video and get and do what he does!! He has a detailed breakdown of what you need at the beginning.
LOOOL nahhh man its like a soap pump I bought it at a car shop and its made for tranny fluid. I cant find what he has in the video anywhere and we don't have an autozone in canada haha

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Old 05-06-2014, 08:55 AM   #46
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LOOOL nahhh man its like a soap pump I bought it at a car shop and its made for tranny fluid. I cant find what he has in the video anywhere and we don't have an autozone in canada haha

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How about a Wal-Mart?

I picked my pump up in the RV section. I think it was $6.

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:30 PM   #47
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This is the best way to do it.

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:55 PM   #48
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exact one i used

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Old 05-06-2014, 08:38 PM   #49
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It was on ramps and 2 jack stands at the back at even level. I wont be driving it for a week so ill make sure to get it done before then. What did you use to pump it in? I used a soap pump and I never want to do it again

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That's way too low for that job. You need to get the car at least 22" above the ground to be more or less comfortable doing this job. Got to work professionally!


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I'm gonna have to go shopping around tomorrow and see if I can find any of these pumps, hopefully the canadian walmart holds the same stock
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You can find this in your local autoparts store:

http://www.harborfreight.com/oil-suction-gun-95468.html
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:48 PM   #52
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You can find this in your local autoparts store:

http://www.harborfreight.com/oil-suction-gun-95468.html
Thanks for the link,I spoke to my main dealer and the will do it for 200 including tax (which is dirt cheap) so think I will have them do it...but lazy of me I know but I get a little peace of mind.

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Thanks for the link,I spoke to my main dealer and the will do it for 200 including tax (which is dirt cheap) so think I will have them do it...but lazy of me I know but I get a little peace of mind.

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HA HA i just put a link to this thread in your other thread since it has such a great how to video in it.

I'm not sure how much USD that equates to, but in my opinion it's a shame to pay someone for such a simple service. And at least if you do it yourself you know everything was done absolutly right.
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HA HA i just put a link to this thread in your other thread since it has such a great how to video in it.

I'm not sure how much USD that equates to, but in my opinion it's a shame to pay someone for such a simple service. And at least if you do it yourself you know everything was done absolutly right.
I appreciate the link, I just don't have the facilities or equipment to do it. Very uneven drive way and no garage. Hard to do a job that needs the car to be level.

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I appreciate the link, I just don't have the facilities or equipment to do it. Very uneven drive way and no garage. Hard to do a job that needs the car to be level.

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Yeah that's true. I'm spoiled because i'm a D.O.D. employee, so i get to use the auto hobby shops at the local military bases which have multiple lifts, free fluid disposal, and every tool i could possibly ever need for $4 an hour!
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:08 PM   #56
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Yeah that's true. I'm spoiled because i'm a D.O.D. employee, so i get to use the auto hobby shops at the local military bases which have multiple lifts, free fluid disposal, and every tool i could possibly ever need for $4 an hour!
Nice! Sounds ideal..need a job there.

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