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5-speed trans fluid condition..change?

97 2.3 5-speed ranger with 125000 on it. checked fluid today and it was horrid. didnt smell it but the color was NOT pink or red. more of a brown black/VERY dark red. would it hurt my trans if i changed this?
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not at all. its actually best to do so.
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It will hurt your trans to NOT change the fluid...
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guess ill be changing it!! haha; i remembered in college classes they said it could be worse to change the fluid if bad enough. figured i'd check on here for input.
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Changing the fluid on a high mileage AUTO trans has been known to not be a good thing.
On a manual , no matter the mileage , change it , it will only help.
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Care to explain why it is not a good thing for a higher mileage auto to get fresh juice?
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Care to explain why it is not a good thing for a higher mileage auto to get fresh juice?
it is a good thing. for some reason everyone thinks changing the fluid in an auto ruins it. Hmmm, then i wonder why ford says to change it every 30k miles?
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