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I have a 2011 Chevy Malibu 109,000 miles on it I have never

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I have a 2011 Chevy Malibu 109,000 miles on it I have never changed or flushed to transmission I'm not having any problems with it I'm just wondering if I should change the fluid oh i have owned the car for 2.5 years i get it with 58,000 miles on it
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok so what should I do
Transmission Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

Manual says fluid should be changed every 50k miles which I agree with. Skipping fluid changes can cause valve body to stick which can eventually cause harsh shifting and turn into a headache to properly repair. Replacing valve body is at least $1000 job so it is worth spending the $120 on a flush every 50k. You could only do a drain/fill at home which only replaces about 2/3 of the fluid so I'd recommend paying to have a place do a flush, even a quick lube service station is fine. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I've been told it flushing is bad cuz it's tears of debris that settle and bottom specially being you never flushed it and I've had it since 58000 miles and it currently has 100,000 Plus miles and I've never flushed it or change the fluid
Transmission Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

There are multiple opinions on it but for the most part I think majority agrees a flush is best. With a drain/fill it still leaves half of the fluid in there to eventually get stuck. A drain/fill might be better if you are already having problems but if there are no problems I'd go with the flush, your fluid probably looks like new still. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
where is the dip stick to check the trans fluid level
Transmission Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

There is no dipstick, here are instructions to drain/fill fluid if you are trying to do it yourself. Let me know if you have questions, please do not forget to rate answer. You can reply at any time without additional fees. Thanks.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfobcaj47jnln5e/fluid.pdf?dl=0

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Transmission Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

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i could not view ur link
Transmission Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

Would you like the picture still?

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What is your email? I can send directions to email which is probably easiest option.

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Information has been sent to email. Let me know if you have questions, please do not forget to rate answer. Thanks.

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