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
Mesec Rudolph R Paint & Body Shop
518-563-0973
4 George St
Plattsburgh, NY
Plattsburgh Ford
518-561-5030
320 Cornelia Street
Plattsburgh, NY
Vast Automotive
518-562-9378
616 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
Wood Geo S
(802) 524-2171
170 Federal St
Saint Albans, VT
Midas Plattsburgh
518-563-8282
554 Cornelia St
Plattsburgh, NY
Affordable Auto
518-563-9492
353 Cornelia St
Plattsburgh, NY
Metal Man Services
14 AMELL LA RTE 3
Saranac, 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 Plattsburgh 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.
- Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Plattsburgh NY
- Ford Mustang GT Plattsburgh NY
- Automatic Transmission Problem Plattsburgh NY
- Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse Plattsburgh NY
- 2009 Nissan Maxima Review Plattsburgh NY
- Burned Up Transmission Plattsburgh NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Plattsburgh NY
- Black Transmission Fluid Plattsburgh NY
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Plattsburgh NY