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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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5R110 Fluid Change

How do I change the fluid in my trans? I've heard of just draining, dropping the pan changing the internal filter, closing the pan up, changing the external filter, adding 6.5-8 quarts and calling it good.

Any thoughts? I have also heard of a full transmission flush.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 08:42 PM
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Re: 5R110 Fluid Change

Flushing is an excellent way to change the trans fluid. The problem is that the TorqShift (5R110) has a thermostat so you need a heated flush machine to do the job. Not many places have one.
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Re: 5R110 Fluid Change

would the dealership have one. wanting to get it all changed before i leave tommorow. not going to terribly far. its just that i dont think its ever been done. and i have to add at least a quart every week or two anybody have any idea where its going. no leaks or anything visible

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Flushing is an excellent way to change the trans fluid. The problem is that the TorqShift (5R110) has a thermostat so you need a heated flush machine to do the job. Not many places have one.
How much of this fluid is held back by the thermostat? How much fluid is actually flushed out?

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All of it is held back by the thermostat. If the flush is done correctly it will change about 95% of the fluid.
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Re: 5R110 Fluid Change

flushing knocks alot of nasty stuff outa there but it also just softens alot of it and it doesnt break loose till afterwards when your driving and you end up with stuck trans shift solenoids, as far as i know flushing is the fastest way to ruin a perfectly good trans

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flushing knocks alot of nasty stuff outa there but it also just softens alot of it and it doesnt break loose till afterwards when your driving and you end up with stuck trans shift solenoids, as far as i know flushing is the fastest way to ruin a perfectly good trans
So that pesky pump in the front of the transmission is doing what exactly? It's circulating fluid through the transmission over and over again at sometimes up to the temp of the fluid.

I think you may be over thinking this. The detergents in the new fluid may break down some stuff, but if you let the transmission go that long for the build up. It wasn't much longer until it stopped working.

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