ill be taking mine to the dealer, mine told me about $70 labor, ive heard some people say they dealer said $35. you can call around, but i dont think anyone is more qualified to work on your truck than the dealership
i agree, 70 sounds about right too, they quoted me 149$ with labor and fluid, new filter and gasket. i get mine changed at a local automotive/tire shop, just becuase i know them and they do a good job.
If you can find a place that will drop the pan and change filter/gasket...I would go to them. If you can't, I would go to a Ford dealer. The Ford dealer near me only does flushes...no dropping of the pan or filter change. They quoted me $35 bucks because it's a half hours work (They charge $70 an hour labor).
Yes but the pan still gets flushed out right and filled with new fluid? That is the impression I was under. I knew they probably wouldnt just change out the filter and gasket though.
Modern automatic transmissions have LONG LIFE FILTERS and do not need replacement under normal conditons. With a vehicle as new as yours filter replacement is totally un-necessary. Maybe if your trans pan begins to leak and you have to replace the gasket go ahead and do the filter while you are there.
Well I called around today and the least expensive dealer was $72.95 plus tax cause apparently in Ohio they can tax labor. I am guessing they figure it will take an hour to do as well. Was hoping around $40 but oh well. I tried a lube shop just for the hell of it and they wanted $100 so I said no thanks.
And they were shocked I wanted to use my own fluid and said no one had ever asked to do that before.