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Old July 11th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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What kind of fluid does a 2000 4l60e use? Dexron III?
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Old July 11th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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Old July 11th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Alright thanks...whats the fluid change intervals using dex 3? Is it 100,000 miles?
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Old July 11th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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I thought factory intervals were 50k but I could be wrong.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #6
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All the sites I see says it is good for 100k normal driving and 50k severe duty? Anyway I am thinking about using Dexron IV it is backwards compatible with older transmissions. I am only dropping the pan and changing the fluid so would the DexronIV play nice with the DexronIII that will still be left in the lines, cooler, TQ converter? Or would I need to flush entire system to use Dexron IV?
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Old July 11th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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For optimum protection, change the fluid and filter every 30,000 miles (unless you have a new vehicle that is filled with Dexron III ATF which is supposed to be good for 100,000 miles).
your right. but to me 100k seems too far for any trans... just like gm's 150k coolant what a joke that was
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your right. but to me 100k seems too far for any trans... just like gm's 150k coolant what a joke that was
I agree...but here is the deal. This is my wifes truck, we bought it with 96,000 miles. It was a doctors wifes winter beater, it has had oil changed every 3000 miles since new and all other recommended service but I dont know if the tranny fluid filter has ever been changed...the last time I changed the fluid and filter on a transmission with this many miles it started slipping a few weeks later, I don't want the same thing to happen again. However the other day it had a valve sticking so on the other hand I think a fluid filter change would help that. The fluid right now is nice and pink and don't have any burnt smell to it. Change or not to change...that is the question
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i have heard alot about fluid being nasty brown with a ton of miles and never been flushed, and start to slip after the flush.

but if it smells good and looks good i would go a head and change it. mabey get some cleaner in there and run it before you change it.
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the rule i was taught in automatic transmissions class at UTI was if it's pink or dark pink or dark red a flush won't hurt anything. if it's turning brown has a burnt smell or black it's too late.
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