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I've decided to flush out my '95 850 Turbo's tranny. I've read the Haynes manual and everything I could find on the web.<br>The easiest approach seems to be disconnection of the top tranny cooling line and flushing with an extension hose. However, this does not make much sense in 1 regard: the tranny cooler never gets flushed and as a result the fluid will always be diluted by the contents of the cooler. Wouldn't it be more effective to remove the lower tranny cooling hose, plug it, and then install (with the proper fitting) a drain hose (in the lower outlet)? Wouldn't this allow for the system to be more completely flushed? I suppose it will be a less tidy approach with gravity working against you. What is the capacity of the cooler?<br>
 

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Re: Tranny Flush (kakalak)

with transmissions you dont have the same crap in the oil as with engine oil, so there for it dost reallly need the same atteion. to flush the system the best thing and probly the easist is to drain the oil, then top up with new, then after about 200 klm (bout 50miles) then darin a again and top up with new stuff. this dilutes the the oil in the tourque converter and oil cooler. but if your fussy then what you said is probly cool. what i said is what the tranmission people do so it must the be the way.<p>michael.
 

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Re: Tranny Flush (kakalak)

I just used the meathod of draining the tranny from the drain plug (about 3 quarts), and then topping off, running the tranny through the gears, then drain, top off, run tranny, you get the picture. I drained through about 9 quarts, using a total of about 12 after topping off and WOW what a difference it made! I have been avoiding driving the car much because of how the tranny began to feel, and had been too busy until last night to change the fluid, but now I wish I would have done this sooner! Now the only thing seems to be a worn out axle on the drivers side, or at least I hope. When I had the car in the air and was going through the gears, in forward gears it seems to click kinda, which the passenger side axle did not. I've been working on drag hondas for the last 6 years, so an axle swap should only take but a few minutes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> Hope this gives someone a glimmer of hope with thier tranny!
 
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