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Old 06-30-2011, 09:10 PM
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Default Can I DIY tranny service?

I have a 2007 Ranger with 2.3 and 5 speed automatic. I just turned over 100K miles with no problems other than a MAS sensor at 77K. Gas and oil for 100 K miles. I put in new plugs & wires at 99K miles. The original Continental tires lasted to 88K miles and still would make a track.

I need to have the tranny serviced. Fluid looks bright and shiney but 100k is 100k .. my question....... is there anything in there to adjust or is the shop going to change the fluid and filter and take my $100. If there is nothing to do except change the fluid , I can do that. But if its techy stuff I'll let the Guru's do it.

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Old 06-30-2011, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: Can I DIY tranny service?

You can do it yourself and know its done right and save some coin. Prolly just draining and fresh fluid is all it will need. Make sure to get the merc V if thats what there still taking
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:13 PM
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I have a 2007 Ranger with 2.3 and 5 speed automatic. I just turned over 100K miles with no problems other than a MAS sensor at 77K. Gas and oil for 100 K miles. I put in new plugs & wires at 99K miles. The original Continental tires lasted to 88K miles and still would make a track.

I need to have the tranny serviced. Fluid looks bright and shiney but 100k is 100k .. my question....... is there anything in there to adjust or is the shop going to change the fluid and filter and take my $100. If there is nothing to do except change the fluid , I can do that. But if its techy stuff I'll let the Guru's do it.

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I'd just do the fluid and filter change
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:17 PM
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Yes you can do the service yourself. But unless you have several gallons of fluid to run through the transmission you will not get all the fluid. Also make sure you don't get atf on paint...it eats it lol By just draining the fluid you are not going to get what is in the torque converter, but if all you are doing is wanting change the majority of it, and you change it at a regular interval from now on, I wouldn't worry about doing this at all.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:27 PM
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I installed a drain plug when I had the pan off - makes it easy to drain a few quarts at a time.
I also installed a B&M remote filter kit because I tow.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:28 PM
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I installed a drain plug when I had the pan off - makes it easy to drain a few quarts at a time.
I also installed a B&M remote filter kit because I tow.
What's that kit name...I want it lol

Not kit name...part number and where did you get it
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:33 PM
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They are both from B&M, I ordered them at Baxters auto parts store.
You didn't say "please" so I am not going to give you the part # until you ask nicely...
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:34 PM
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They are both from B&M, I ordered them at Baxters auto parts store.
You didn't say "please" so I am not going to give you the part # until you ask nicely...
Lol Please? One of my best friends works at Baxters back home
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:36 PM
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Here is a little thread I posted;
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Here is a little thread I posted;
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:43 PM
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You are welcome!
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You are welcome!
I wouldn't worry about protecting it there, I think it's pretty well covered, but not a bad idea
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:51 PM
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It's a habit I learned from my Dad - you don't get very far w/o fluid in the tranny.
I've thrown a wheel weight at 70 mph and I drive around in the woods often.
You did notice the dent in the can, didn't you?
It was not there when I installed it!
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:57 PM
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It's a habit I learned from my Dad - you don't get very far w/o fluid in the tranny.
I've thrown a wheel weight at 70 mph and I drive around in the woods often.
You did notice the dent in the can, didn't you?
It was not there when I installed it!
Lol touche, so maybe you do! I have the TJM bumper, I'm not to worried about it. And if all goes as planned there is a skid plate up front in the works
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:04 PM
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