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Transmission Fluid Change...Drop the Pan?
Posted 12 March 2005 - 09:29 PM
Posted 12 March 2005 - 09:50 PM
At 138,000 miles I changed the fluid on my 90 Loyale by the drain plug method. I bought the car used at 68,000 miles and couldn't say if it had ever been done by the previous owner.
As I recall, there was a crush washer as with the oil plug.
Pretty simple job.
Posted 13 March 2005 - 02:32 AM
Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:26 AM
Draining, re-filling, running, draining, re-filling will change 75% of it. Not too bad and cheaper than a $129 flush.
Finally did my own flush by pulling off a hose at the radiator and running (pumping) out the old while adding fresh on my last change.
Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:33 AM
Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:41 AM
Posted 13 March 2005 - 10:48 PM
I am told that for my 2000 and 2005, the AT filters are lifetime filters. I suppose they are not counting on the Old Gen guys carrying on with the newer models as in the past (some still driving 1978 models?) or more likely know that the cars would never last as long... it's the car's lifetime not the driver's.
Yep, did forget to mention the filter, thanks. The first generation should have had a canister filter retrofitted as part of a recall. I've changed mine, but Subaru claims it doesn't have to be. If your '90 doesn't have one up near the radiator on the left inner fender, install one. For you guys with newer cars, I think there is a spin-on that should be changed.
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