tranny fluid change...

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  1. LEGENDARY70

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    Hello all.

    I bought my wife a 2010 SRT8 about a year ago. It had 69K on it. It is at 78K now. Not sure if it has ever had a tranny fluid flush. Should we do it?

    I have read where some say yes and some say no.

    what do the experts here think?

    thx
     
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    Flush or pan drop? Personally I wouldn't bother with a flush and go for the pan drop where you can replace the filter.
     
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    I agree with draining and dropping the pan so you can changeout the filter and clean any deposits sitting in the pan.
     
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    Both actually have their pluses and minuses. Either way, I'd always change the filter if applicable. If the fluid appears in any way dark or dirty, I'd also flush the trans. The reason for this is that flushing replaces a far greater amount of the old fluid and truly is the only way to get foreign material out of the converter, valve body etc.
     
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    yep, a filter change, when I did that I switched to using Amziol synthetic
     
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    YES
    Even us M6 guys need to do it every 25k
     
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    Really? Is that in the manual or something you just like to do?
     
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    Well MOPAR went to ATF in the 6-speed, and yes, it requires changing every 25k
    I didn't think anything about it except my 1st trip to the track as right about that time
    (documented on this site somewhere)
    and about the 3rd pass I started having problems 2nd-3rd.
    Drained and replaced the fluid and took it out the next month, and shifting was smoother, but still fought Wheel Hop.
    With the Diff Stiffener SRT-Tom posted, I hope to shave off 1/2 sec or better.
    (If they open the track this year)
     
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    K. So either a pan drop and new filter? Or a full flush and new filter?

    Or should i wait until 100.000 miles?

    thx
     
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    Perform Maintenance Every Maintenance Items
    (Where time and mileage are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
    Miles
    Kilometers Months
    6000 10000 6
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    12000 20000 12
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months.
    • Inspect the exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months.
    • Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    18000 30000 18
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Inspect the rear axle fluid.
    24000 40000 24
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the CV joints.
    • Inspect the exhaust system.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    • Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped) if using your vehicle for any of the following: Most of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C), driving in dusty conditions, or stop and go driving.
    30000 50000 30
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
    • Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
    36000 60000 36
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the rear axle fluid.
    • Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    42000 70000 42
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    48000 80000 48
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the CV joints.
    • Inspect the exhaust system.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    • Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
    • Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped) if using your vehicle for any of the following: Most of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C), driving in dusty conditions, or stop and go driving.
    54000 90000 54
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Inspect the rear axle fluid.
    60000 100000 60
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
    • Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
    • Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
    • Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months if not done at 102,000 miles (170 000 km).
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    66000 110000 66
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    72000 120000 72
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the CV joints.
    • Inspect the rear axle fluid.
    • Inspect the exhaust system.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    • Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped) if using your vehicle for any of the following: Most of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C), driving in dusty conditions, or stop and go driving.
    78000 130000 78
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    84000 140000 84
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    90000 150000 90
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
    • Inspect and replace the PCV Valve if necessary.*
    • Inspect the rear axle fluid.
    • Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
    96000 160000 96
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the CV joints.
    • Inspect the exhaust system.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    • Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
    • Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped).
    102000 170000 102
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Replace the spark plugs.
    • Flush and replace the engine coolant if not done at 60 months.
    108000 180000 108
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the rear axle fluid.
    • Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    114000 190000 114
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    120000 200000 120
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
    • Inspect the CV joints.
    • Inspect the exhaust system.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    • Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter.
    • Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped) if using your vehicle for any of the following: Most of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C), driving in dusty conditions, or stop and go driving.
    126000 210000 126
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Inspect the rear axle fluid.
    132000 220000 132
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the manual transmission fluid (if equipped), add as necessary.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    138000 230000 138
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    144000 240000 144
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • If you are using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
    • Replace the air conditioning filter.
    • Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
    • Inspect the CV joints.
    • Inspect the exhaust system.
    • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
    • Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
    • Change the manual transmission fluid (if equipped) if using your vehicle for any of the following: Most of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C), driving in dusty conditions, or stop and go driving.
    150000 250000 150
    • Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
    • Rotate tires.
    • Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
    • Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.

    * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions warranty.