Automatic Transmission Flush Manlius NY

Do you know what a transmission flush? Would you know if your car in Manlius needed one? In this Q&A the owner of a 2003 Ford Taurus asks if getting his car’s transmission flushed as recommended by the dealership was a good idea.

Local Companies

Henson's Automotive
(315) 492-9200
200 E Florence Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Hubbs Auto Repair
213 BROAD ST
Oneida, NY
Monro Muffler Brake and Service
(315) 471-3338
4731 Onondaga Boulevard
Syracuse, NY
Hy-Tech Transmission
(315) 698-8324
6115 Gillette Road
Cicero, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
3528 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY
Carrier Circle Car Care
(315) 437-2521
6292 Thompson Road
Syracuse, NY
Kost Tire-Muffler
(315) 472-5000
524 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY
CNG Transmission Corporation
(315) 363-9053
Union
Oneida, NY
Srokas Service Center
(315) 363-5541
142 Lenox Avenue
Oneida, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
7265 Northern Blvd
East Syracuse, NY

Provided by:

Reader Question: I have a 2003 Ford Taurus with 63,000 miles on it. It never had a problem. The shifter cable went and is being replaced. The dealership also recommended a transmission flush, which they did.

Now I am hearing that I should not have done the flush. What is your opinion? It has never been flushed before - I think- or if it was it was done at 24,000 miles.

Thank you.

Frank

Hi Frank,

If you were not experiencing a transmission problem, like slipping or jerking when shifting and the flush was performed routine maintenance you are probably fine. Most people cause MORE problems for themselves when they flush the transmission fluid or change the transmission filter when they ARE experiencing a transmission problem.

I am assuming the dealership was just trying to put you back on track for routine transmission services when they offered to flush your transmission. There is a huge debate about weather flushing the system or dropping the transmission pan and replacing the filter inside the transmission the old-fashioned way is better.

Personally, I am old-fashioned and we still replace the transmission filter inside, but flushing the fluid is better than not doing anything at all.

Ford automatic transmissions are notoriously weak and in my opinion tend to fail more often and need overhauls more than other manufacturers so keeping on track with routine transmission services is in your best interest.

To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com
Related Articles
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Manlius NY
Need some transmission advice from an honest mechanic? You’ve come to the right place because this Q&A is deals with another car owner’s transmission issues. Here you’ll find a discussion on whether the car owner’s mechanic made mistakes putting the transmission back in the car after fixing a main seal leak.
- Black Transmission Fluid Manlius NY
- Ford Mustang GT Manlius NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Manlius NY
- Automatic Transmission Problem Manlius NY
- Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse Manlius NY
- Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Manlius NY
- Burned Up Transmission Manlius NY
- Ford Mustang GT Manlius NY
- 2009 Nissan Maxima Review Manlius NY