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Experience:  manager at White Eagle Ag and Truck Services
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Change transmission fluid on deere lx255

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change transmission fluid on john deere lx255
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon James my name is***** will attach a link from the operators manual that describes service on the transmission. from what I understand you have the oil drained so its only a matter of refill correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I do not have the transmission fluid drained. The manual I have says to have John Deere do the work, but I'm about a 100 miles from the nearest dealer.
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

ah I understand. the reason being is that the transmission was never really intended to be serviced. The only way to really get the fluid out is to remove the transmission and tip it up side down to drain out. That's a lot of work so what I have done in the past is use a small rubber line and a syringe to suck out the fluid. hope that helps and sorry I didn't have better news

Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

good morning James. were you able to get the transmission drained?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I decided NOT to change the fluid. Will replace the broken drive belt, oil, oil filter and fuel filter and call it good.
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

I don't blame you and that probably a good decision. have a great weekend ahead

when you have a second please feel free to rate the service so I can close up the case

thanks again for using JA