March 3, 2005What is the answer? I've got an '03 Dodge Ram QC 1500 4X4 Auto with roughly 23,000 miles on it. I've already bought the 15 quarts of Amsoil ATF for the job, and am debating whether to do a partial change (drop pan and replace filter) or do the whole thing (flush system AND drop pan/replace filter). Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter? Any mechanics out there with experience? I've heard both sides of the arguments, and am still undecided. HELP!!!!!
Forums : Transmissions : Tranny Fluid...To Flush or Not To Flush? (252 Views)
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March 3, 2005drop the pan and change the filter. make sure you clean the magnet
March 3, 2005I've had mine flushed at 30k and again at 60k. No problems.
March 3, 2005DAVEYB45 and durangO, why just the partial change? Have you guys had any experience with this, or are you just going by what you've been told? Any insight you might be able to lend, will be very appreciated! Thanks in advance guys!!!
March 3, 2005that tranny will have two filters.i dropped the pan,replaced both filters(one being a spin on),and i replaced the tranny pan(deep pan)with drain plugand filled with 12 qts. of amsoil.
March 4, 2005ITSAHEMI, you didn't do the flush right? I've been told the pan hold roughly 6 quarts, with the torque converter holding around 9...for a total of 15 quarts needed for a "complete flush." This seems pretty high, but that's what I ordered. Also, do you happen to have the part #'s for the two filters? Thanks!
March 4, 2005Ram Cop I have the filter numbers, I posted a thread about two weeks ago that listed a pretty detailed approach to changing the filters. The Hemi Auto 545RFE part numbers are:
5013470-AC Filter pkg 21170002 $24.00
4799662 Filter TR 21170001 $18.00
March 4, 2005I would not recomend doing a complete flush. I flushed my 97 3 times and the tranny completly burned up at 60 k. My 2002 I just had the dealer drop the pan and change the filters. Found out the dealer was not changing filters when flushing the tranny on my 97.
March 4, 2005definately flush it changes all the fluid instead of 5.5 quarts like a normal drop pan
personally i would do both
March 4, 2005Is the spin on like an engine oil filter. If it is than I guess a remote filter in the cooling line would be pointless? Or would it be a good idea for ease of changing.
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