Automatic Transmission Flush Plattsburgh NY

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

A One Automotive Repair LLC
(802) 651-0598
56 N Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT
(518) 566-2727
60 Smithfield Blvd Ste 27
Plattsburgh, NY
Jeff Dodge Do
206 Cornelia St
Plattsburgh, NY
Mc Gee's Body Shop Inc
561 State Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
186 Margaret St
Plattsburgh, NY
A Brown Auto Service Center
(802) 862-3901
660 Pine Street
Burlington, VT
Xtreme Grafix Llc
(802) 527-5023
41 Lower Newton St
Saint Albans, VT
Garvey Hyundai North
271 Tom Miller Rd
Plattsburgh, NY
Localnet Corp
46 Veterans Ln
Plattsburgh, NY
Vast Automotive
616 State Route 3
Plattsburgh, 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.


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
Related Articles
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Plattsburgh 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.
- Ford Mustang GT Plattsburgh NY
- Ford Mustang GT Plattsburgh NY
- Black Transmission Fluid Plattsburgh NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Plattsburgh NY
- Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse Plattsburgh NY
- Automatic Transmission Problem Plattsburgh NY
- Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Plattsburgh NY
- 2009 Nissan Maxima Review Plattsburgh NY
- Burned Up Transmission Plattsburgh NY