Ranger Posted June 9, 2005 Report Share Posted June 9, 2005 Well, since I just rolled over 100K I thought it might be a good idea to change the trans fluid (did the brake fluid last week). Checked Napa and they had no listing for a gasket. Went to a local trans shop and they didn't have one either but said that they reuse them all the time. So, inspite of what the service manual said I just cleaned the scavenger screens and gasket and reused them (saved $30). The fluid sure looked like it needed changing. It wasn't brown but it sure wasn't red either. Glad I did it. Typical build up on the magnet and found a small sliver of aluminum in the pan . The manual never does show exactly where that darn side cover drain plug is but by studying it I got lucky with the first try. I have to say, I was a bit surprised though. I had expected to get most of the oil out of the side cover from what I have read but that was not the case. 90% came out of the pan and 10% of that ended up on the garage floor . Put it back together and per the manual I put 11 qts. back in. Wouldn't you know it, it was over filled . I did not bother with the cooling line flush as the manual said there would only be another qt. or so to be gained and I was to darn tired. So now I am good for another 100K Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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