Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport This sport utility vehicle offers more size than the other Mitsubishi SUVs, but manages to keep a sporty look and comfortable feel, unlike many larger SUVs.

Pro & Cons to changing old ATF fluid

  #1  
Old 04-11-2019, 11:34 AM
PalmSprings's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 143
Default Pro & Cons to changing old ATF fluid

I thought this YT clip was informative of "atf change basics" for those of us not too sure if and how to change your ATF along with an explanation of the differences between flushing,draining etc.

 

Last edited by PalmSprings; 04-11-2019 at 11:45 AM. Reason: posted wrong one,so replaced with
  #2  
Old 04-14-2019, 12:05 AM
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 46
Default Trans fluid pros and cons

Well, the 'old wives tales' of "dont change your fluid, you'll just have your tranny go out!" is actually true, to a point. If its 200,000+ miles and never been changed, yeah, it can cause a functioning trans to fail. However, these were high dollar ($60k in today's $) soccer mom cars, probably religiously serviced for the first 100k miles at least, and will go at least 300k miles before possibly wanting rebuild, so...

Change the fluid! Raise the hood, pull the grille, figure out which line on the trans cooler is the pressure line from the tranny and which is the return. Using a hose, put the pressure side into a bucket and put a hose onto the return side, connected to a reservoir of new fluid. Start the truck (or have a friend do it) and watch the output of fluid. Keep putting new fluid in as it runs out, until the output is clean and bright. Reconnect the line and drive away... after you verify your fluid level is up to snuff, of course!
 
  #3  
Old 04-14-2019, 12:07 AM
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 46
Default Trans fluid pros and cons

If the output of fluid stops, have your friend shut it off immediately!
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Greg8325
3rd Generation
2
11-17-2008 08:15 PM
RugbyPete
Everything else
8
07-13-2007 12:00 AM
chrisacain
Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport
9
05-29-2005 10:31 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Pro & Cons to changing old ATF fluid


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.