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auto trans filter change

I have a 2002 4.0 5 speed automatic transmission, it has 138000 miles, the transmission fluid is nice and pink no burn smell at all, I got the truck with 117000 miles, I want to change fluid and filter but I have had problems in the past with the transmission slipping the and losing gears in the past with a 78 th350 chevy, if the transmission fluid looks and doesn't smell will I be ok doing this, the guy I bought it from said he took care of all Maintenance, any help would be appreciated , thanks
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I think if it has been a year and you still have the same trans fluid and it looks good but its been 20,000 miles, I would probably change it along with the filter just to make sure it doesn't break down over time, that is me personally, but you do what you will. I would just get the proper fluid, check with the ford dealer, maybe even take it in there if your not a do it yourselfer, but I like to stick with the stock fluids myself, but I know you can get better stuff, but I always worry about them adding something I didn't consider into the mix, and I would get a filter from ford or just have it done at the dealer, because it sure beats a $2,000 transmission repair in my mind.
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I have a 2002 4.0 5 speed automatic transmission, it has 138000 miles, the transmission fluid is nice and pink no burn smell at all, I got the truck with 117000 miles, I want to change fluid and filter but I have had problems in the past with the transmission slipping the and losing gears in the past with a 78 th350 chevy, if the transmission fluid looks and doesn't smell will I be ok doing this, the guy I bought it from said he took care of all Maintenance, any help would be appreciated , thanks
Went ahead and did it all good, thanks
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