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Transmission Fluid Flush
Automatic transmissions have always been complex, and today’s are more complicated than ever, with electronic controls, solenoids, sensors and internal assemblies that are as intricate as a wristwatch. Transmission fluid is a slippery substance that serves to lubricate and cool the transmission as well as helping to transmit power from the engine. Over time, the heat generated in the transmission degrades the fluid, leading to varnish-like deposits that can build up and clog valves and pumps. It also loses its lubricating properties as it becomes contaminated with tiny bits of metal and plastic from normal transmission wear. In addition, newer formulations of transmission fluid contain additives and modifiers that are specific to a particular make of vehicle; using the wrong type of fluid can lead to major transmission problems or even failure.
You don’t want to leave transmission service and maintenance to just anybody…and at Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Lafayette, LA, you’ve come to the right place.
What Does A Transmission Fluid Flush Involve?
- Drop transmission pan and drain all fluid from unit
- Inspect old fluid and base of pan closely for dirt, deposits, metal shavings, sediments or other signs that could indicate transmission wear or damage
- Flush transmission using special pump…ordinary fluid changes leave as much as 40 percent of transmission fluid in the torque converter assembly
- Replace transmission filter
- Replace transmission pan gasket
- Refill transmission with appropriate fluid
- Check all electrical connections and transmission cooler lines
- Clean dirt and grease from exterior of transmission
- Replace pan and pan bolts, run engine and check for leaks
How Often Should Transmission Fluid Flushes Be Performed?
This varies from one manufacturer to another. Intervals generally range from 40-60,000 miles, but it’s important to change fluid more frequently if your vehicle is regularly subjected to hard use like towing a trailer or hauling heavy loads. Fluid that’s brownish (it should be pink or magenta) or has a burnt smell to it should be changed right away. If your car’s in need of a transmission fluid flush, make an appointment with Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service and let our ASE-certified techs get to work on it. Spend a little now…or spend a lot later!