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Old 07-06-2005
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I plan on going in soon to get my transmission flushed and filled with amsoil, and was planning on going to Ford, but wondered if anyone had any other recommondations besides takin it in to Ford.

I want to use my own fluid so they would have to do that. I have been told Ford is the best place to do it but wasnt sure if anyone had a good experience at some other place.

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I wonder if Ford will let you bring your own oil. Let us know when it is all done.
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People tell me they will, and they just charge for labor, but even that I am sure is expensive after I pay for the tranny fluid.
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ill be taking mine to the dealer, mine told me about $70 labor, ive heard some people say they dealer said $35. you can call around, but i dont think anyone is more qualified to work on your truck than the dealership
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i would go to the dealer
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i agree, 70 sounds about right too, they quoted me 149$ 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.
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but i dont think anyone is more qualified to work on your truck than the dealership
Well, that could be debatable depending on the dealer.
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Yeah sounds like I am just going to call around at dealers. I have also heard that aamco was a good place to go, so I might call them as well.
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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).
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Why wouldn't they drop the pan and replace the filter? Oh wait, that is something you'd have to physically do, not just plug into a computerized machine.
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Because they are lazy...dropping the pan and changing the filter is "to messy and time consuming" the exact words from the service advisor at my dealership.
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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.
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Yes it does. A flush removes about 99% (Supposedly) of the fluid in the converter/pan.
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Okay awesome, just makin sure cause I need to get it all out of there.
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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.
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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.
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