How Often Do You Really Change Your Transmission Fluid?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ATL Lawn, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    i have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, i just changed the fluid at 65k, im just wonding how often do everyone really do this....

    dealer hit me for $149.99

    I get the oil changed every 3000-3500k so i usualy get everything the dealer says to do when they say to.
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I change my tranny fluid every fall, I also change my diff. and t-case fluid every fall.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    If you have a local AAMCO transmission shop, they offer a power purge trans flush for $99. You pay the $99 one time and get yearly flushes for no extra cost. I am going to take my new truck there for it in a few weeks.
  4. PerennialSuccess

    PerennialSuccess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I think most owners manuals will tell you 30k, fluid is cheaper than a tranny.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    On my personel truck about every 50k, on my work truck.......every year which is 6-10k

  6. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    All fluids get changed every year after winter.
  7. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    On the Wife's Excursion, every 30K at the dealer.

    On my work truck, uh, uh, needs changing now, probably been about 65K since last tranny rebuild. Got 265K on it, '94 model F-150. Hope to replace this truck in the spring now that it pulls everyday.
  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    99.99 for unlimited flushes???

    No way in hell man, the fluid alone costs close to that...........
  9. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    never, my tacoma's got 186k and still running strong
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    no it doesn't, to do it myself, it costs $32 for 12quarts of synthetic castor with a new filter and gasket.

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