Originally Posted by KAH
Why is it necessary to replace transmission fluid that appears to be
in good condition ? The transmission fluid was not discolored nor was there any excessive amount of crud in the bottom of the pan. The old
filter was very clean even though the truck has 62,000 miles on it.
I have a problem with changing something out if it is not needed.
Certainly the dealer service would not have changed the fluid.
You don't want to wait until it's bad before you change it. My service contract I had on my truck through Ford included a flush at 30K. Most will agree that it should be flushed every 2 years or 30K miles. I did both a flush and filter change on mine at 30K.
BTW, the filter isn't really much of a filter. It's nothing more than a screen.