Is it recommended to do a transmission flush? I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Country: United StatesMake: OldsmobileModel: AleroYear: 2001
Hello I will help you with your question,
Are you experiencing and shifting issues?
Is the fluid burnt and black?
How many miles on the transmission?
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No Im not experncing shift problems I havent check the fluid
Ok, check the fluid and if it is not burnt and black it is worthwhile to flush the fluid and install new.
I would have a certified independent shop do the fluid exchange. It should run $110 - $150 for the service.
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If it is burnt and black what is the next step, what product should I use. I usually go to a Quick Lube place to get it done, is that recommended
If it is burnt and black I would not flush it that would be throwing money away. It would mean that the trans needs to be rebuilt but if you have no shifting issues I doubt you will find more than dark fluid when you check it. If it is clear and red you don't need to do anything, it has already been flushed.
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One more thing is okay to go to a lube shop or go to a mechanic and products should they use on my car.
I would go to a certified independent shop not a quick lube. The independent shop will use the correct fluids for your vehicle while the lube shop will use "one size fits all" fluids and they do not fit all.
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