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Old 09-09-2013, 10:48 AM
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Default Changing transmission fluid

I have no clue if the the manual transmission fluid has ever be changed. The truck has 150k+ miles and I heard if the fluid has never been changed before and you change it, the gears may slip. Is this true?

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Old 09-09-2013, 10:56 AM
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I have no clue if the the manual transmission fluid has ever be changed. The truck has 150k+ miles and I heard if the fluid has never been changed before and you change it, the gears may slip. Is this true?

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Just like any other fluid it gets old and looses what its made of. Therefore causing gears to sometimes slip and not properly lubricate the transmission.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:17 AM
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Remove your check level plug and see if any fluid seeps out. If not stick your pinky in there and see if fluid is only JUST below the hole.

What does it look like? Smell like? If it isn't reasonably red or smells burnt, go ahead and replace the fluid.

Remove the drain plug. Most likely there will be some fine metal shavings on the magnetic tip. Wipe those off of the tip.

Put the drain plug back in and start refilling. Again, only fill it transmission up until it slightly oozes out. Put the check plug back in and let 'er roll.

There won't be any issues unless you were about to have issues anyhow.

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:01 PM
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Yes, I would still change TX fluid. See another method (and photos) here: http://imgur.com/a/FzKcX
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:03 AM
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I have no clue if the the manual transmission fluid has ever be changed. The truck has 150k+ miles and I heard if the fluid has never been changed before and you change it, the gears may slip. Is this true?

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That refers to some automatics. Swapping the fluid on a manual won't hurt anything, providing you use the proper spec'd fluid. In fact, it may help make it easier to shift.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:49 AM
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I guess I'll change the fluid then. Since I'm going to change it, should I switch to synthetic transmission fluid?

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:32 AM
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I have no clue if the the manual transmission fluid has ever be changed. The truck has 150k+ miles and I heard if the fluid has never been changed before and you change it, the gears may slip. Is this true?

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Not on a manual. Change the fluid. Takes 2.8 quarts. Check your OM for correct fluid
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:46 AM
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Not on a manual. Change the fluid. Takes 2.8 quarts. Check your OM for correct fluid
wow I was not easy getting the new fluid in. I had to wash out an old spray bottle then pour the fluid into that and spray it into the tranny. Made a mess lol
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:49 AM
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They make cheap pumps for filling transmissions and diff cases....about 6-8$ at Autozone. :/
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:51 AM
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wow I was not easy getting the new fluid in. I had to wash out an old spray bottle then pour the fluid into that and spray it into the tranny. Made a mess lol
A funnel and 3' of tubing thru the engine compartment. POC
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:29 AM
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A funnel and 3' of tubing thru the engine compartment. POC
didn't think of that I had to use Redneck engineering lol thanks for all your tips. I found them lots of help
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:44 PM
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You can also take the shifter out from inside the cab and just pour it in. It's not hard to take off

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