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Transmission Flush

Postby bigmontana on Jul Mon 27, 2009 8:58 pm

So I'm going to flush the tranny on my wagon. I'm thinking of taking it to a shop, but to save the coin, has anyone flushed a VR tranny before that could possibly help me or give me the advise on how to do it myself. Thanks.
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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby Roadhog on Jul Mon 27, 2009 10:33 pm

don't get it flushed, its a ripp off. Just get the fluid changed.
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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby Mikewire on Jul Tue 28, 2009 1:06 am

Agreed - buy the parts and pay for the labor.

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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby bigmontana on Jul Tue 28, 2009 5:35 pm

OK, I'll see when Dana can do it. Thanks guys.
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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby Mikewire on Jul Tue 28, 2009 7:05 pm

You'd pay less going to Staley's or another indie shop - they do a fine job IMHO.

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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby bigmontana on Jul Tue 28, 2009 10:17 pm

I did not think Staley's did stuff like that I thought they only did tires, and rotates. I was actually checking around at shops, and I'm going to check with the Conoco by our house, they did a good job on our van and their prices were reasonable. I don't know why I thought Dana, it is just a change, not a full flush. Thanks for the good info.
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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby vrtpassat on Jul Wed 29, 2009 4:08 pm

if it is an auto have it flushed it is the only way to get all the old fluid out and then replace the trany filter and reseal the pan if it is a 5 speed just drain and fill
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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby Roadhog on Jul Wed 29, 2009 4:21 pm

vrtpassat wrote:if it is an auto have it flushed it is the only way to get all the old fluid out and then replace the trany filter and reseal the pan if it is a 5 speed just drain and fill



If it's an auto DO NOT flush it. Paying for a flush is a huge rip off. Just change the fluid and be done with it.
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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby bigmontana on Jul Wed 29, 2009 5:30 pm

It is an auto, I was thinking I'd flush it just to get the gunk out, but I'll drain and fill and see if it fixes the problems I have been having with it, if a drain does not help I'll flush it the next time.
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Re: Transmission Flush

Postby Roadhog on Jul Wed 29, 2009 9:07 pm

Big Montana wrote:It is an auto, I was thinking I'd flush it just to get the gunk out, but I'll drain and fill and see if it fixes the problems I have been having with it, if a drain does not help I'll flush it the next time.


You need vagcom to fill it correctly.
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