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Old December 21st, 2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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The liberty should get its Tranny fluid changed soon. THis is my first AUTO ever. What is better just the regular drop the pan and new filter and fluid. Or to actually get it flushed where all the fluid will get changed

my liberty has around 47K miles on it, i doubt it has alot of crud in it, but i would hate for varnishy type shit to loosen then grenade the thing.


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Old December 21st, 2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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Old December 21st, 2006, 08:31 PM   #3
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if theres no problems with the tranny and its just PM than drop the pan and change filter and fluid its all you need. i asked the same quetion to a few tranny people at my work and if its maintenance thats all you need.
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if theres no problems with the tranny and its just PM than drop the pan and change filter and fluid its all you need. i asked the same quetion to a few tranny people at my work and if its maintenance thats all you need.
x2, yet DCX does recommend it be flushed every 30k. A flush will change all the fluid, including the torque conv. Look in the maintenance schedule of your owners manual.
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the problem i see with the flushes is you dont know what kind of fluid was in the machine before you got there. and if you put the wrong fluid in an auto you will have problems. so with that i would just do the pan and filter.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 09:00 PM   #6
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Unless it's taken to the dealer ... I'm not so sure a normal quick lube flush is as effective as a dealerships. I could be wrong.

I believe the one we use flushes the tranny pretty thuroughly, using @15 quarts.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 03:10 AM   #7
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Unless it's taken to the dealer ... I'm not so sure a normal quick lube flush is as effective as a dealerships. I could be wrong.

I believe the one we use flushes the tranny pretty thuroughly, using @15 quarts.
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when i was in school we didnt fill the flush machine up with trany fluid untill we were about to do it so that we knew what fluid was in there and such.. 15 quarts should clean it fairly well... thats alot of fuid being circulated though out the system. thats the full amount plus half most likely on a libby... not sure how many quarts an empty tranny and torque converter takes for the libby
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I am a fan of doing both. drop the pan for the new filter then flush it. but with the fact you seem to be doing it at proper milage i would think just fluid and filter would be fine.
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With only 47k if the fluid looks clean, I would recommend have it flushed with the proper fluid. We normaly don't change filters untill 80-100k unless it is really dirty. We normaly use about 12-15 Qts when we flush one.

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