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Old 10-18-2005, 12:44 PM
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Since you can't replace all the auto trans fluid, I want to drain and dilute the remaining trans fluid w cheaper trans fluid now (for 100 miles), and later replace w good fluid and filter. ANy rec's of fluid specs?
 
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:03 PM
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Default RE: 94 RT auto trans fluid recommendations

ATF +3/ATF +4 Either one should be compatible. Take it to a tranny shop and have them flush it. They still won't be able to get all of it out, but much more than just pulling the pan and letting it drain.
 
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On Mopars you use "exactly" the fluid that your owners manual calls for. Have owned 2 Dodge Spirits and 1 Dodge Neon with the 3-speed automatic transmission. What does your owners manual say that you should use? On my Spirits it called for ATF 7176- ATF+3 and the 2000 Neon called for ATF+4. Many people thought they could use a Dexron ATF and be safe or use a "universal" fluid. Use exactly what you manual calls for. It might even say what ATF fluid to use on the dipstick. Mopar transmissions have always called for a different fluid than Ford or Chevy. If you really want to make your transmission last much longer install a aftermarket cooler. I like the B&M stacked plate design. Can buy them for $50. Please get back to me and tell me what fluid your tranny calls for.
 
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Default RE: 94 RT auto trans fluid recommendations

How many quarts will I need after draining?

I just got a quote on a tranny filter, from dealer, discounted at $75 CDN, WTF?, is this right? What do you guys pay in the US?
 
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:37 PM
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On Mopars you use "exactly" the fluid that your owners manual calls for. Have owned 2 Dodge Spirits and 1 Dodge Neon with the 3-speed automatic transmission. What does your owners manual say that you should use? On my Spirits it called for ATF 7176- ATF+3 and the 2000 Neon called for ATF+4. Many people thought they could use a Dexron ATF and be safe or use a "universal" fluid. Use exactly what you manual calls for. It might even say what ATF fluid to use on the dipstick. Mopar transmissions have always called for a different fluid than Ford or Chevy. If you really want to make your transmission last much longer install a aftermarket cooler. I like the B&M stacked plate design. Can buy them for $50. Please get back to me and tell me what fluid your tranny calls for.

Dealer said ATF+3, 5 quarts. But $75 discounted for a tranny filter, 102 regular price!!!
 
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:06 PM
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Have changed many of auto trans fluid(i'm a rural mailcarrier-105 miles a day-5 days a week)and filters. The price for the filter is is way,way to high. I usually pay around $20 for the filter and the gasket. It comes as a set. Do a search on the internet as see what you can get it for. 5 quarts sounds about right. No matter what car I drain the fluid(Dodge Spirits-2 Ford Explorers)I usually get 5-6 quarts to drain. I take it 1 step further and install a drainplug in the pan. Since I do stop/go driving(105 mile route with 420 stops)I always drain some fluid out and replace it with fresh fluid then every 15,000 miles I drop the pan and replace the filter. With this type of driving I get 175,000 out of my transmissions. Please do a search for the filter+gasket set and let us know what you find. $75 is too high. Hope this helps.
 

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