Automatic Transmission Flush Oneonta NY

Do you know what a transmission flush? Would you know if your car in Oneonta 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

Midas Auto Service Experts
(607) 432-0287
Rr 23
Oneonta, NY
Value Motor Repairs
7565 STAE HWY 23
Oneonta, NY
Toms Mobile Home Repair
146 GOTT RD
Edmeston, NY
Kirns Body Shop
(607) 547-8784
5430 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
849 X St
New Berlin, NY
Moore''s Tire Sales
(607) 433-0001
10 Railroad Ave
Oneonta, NY
Midas Muffler & Brake Shops
(607) 432-0287
4987 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY
Pojes Auto Repair
2489 STATE HWY 28
Oneonta, NY
Lees Auto Repair
18624 STATE HWY 23
Davenport, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
5969 State Hwy 7
Oneonta, 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
- Ford Mustang GT Oneonta NY
See our Web-exclusive photos of the Ford Mustang GT.This car is going to give Mustang a good name, and what a move that is. Long the bastion of youthful exuberance, America's pony car has just smoked the tires 25 years forward to arrive as a fully developed, mainstream automobile, a car appealing to far more than image-crazed youth. Such are the rewards for starting with a completely clear computer screen, a first for any Mustang.
- Automatic Transmission Problem Oneonta NY
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Oneonta NY
- Ford Mustang GT Oneonta NY
- Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse Oneonta NY
- Black Transmission Fluid Oneonta NY
- 2009 Nissan Maxima Review Oneonta NY
- Burned Up Transmission Oneonta NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Oneonta NY
- Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Oneonta NY