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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, hope you are doing well..I need some advice. I just picked up a 2004 Armada, 155k miles. Drives great, no gleaming issues. I do not have maintenance history, so I was wondering should I change the tranny fluid?? I have of heard of changing the fluid at this mileage can be problematic if the fluid has never been changed.

I have a qx56 and I have routinely changed the fluid, so all is good on that car.


So please chime on the tranny fluid change..thanks

Next items on the list

Rear diff fluid change
Brake fluid flush
Oil change
Cabin filter
Plugs
Coolant
Power steering?

Aything I am missing?


Thanks for the help/advice!
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I would drop the transmission pan and clean it and the magnets inside it. Then refill, drive for a few hundred miles, drain and refill. Do not do a power flush!

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I would drop the transmission pan and clean it and the magnets inside it. Then refill, drive for a few hundred miles, drain and refill. Do not do a power flush!
I wouldn't do a power flush....or should I just leave it be?? I am kinda nervous..if the fluid looks good and not too dark is that a sign I will be ok, if it is dark, then leave it?
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No matter what the fluid looks like, I would do the procedure in my first post since you don't have any history on the vehicle. It can't hurt, and may help a lot.

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Concur. Never put anything other than transmission fluid into the transmission, and never ever do a "flush" - only a drain and fill. You won't hurt the transmission doing this even if the fluid hasn't been changed in a long time. As scr38 said, it may even help a lot.

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Very helpful, andi appreciate it...I changed the fluid and dropped the pan, it actually looked great..now got get it filled back up to that hot line when the car is cranked thanks again..
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