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06 Chevy Transmission flush

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by DrakeSabitch, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    i have a 06 chevy 2500 hd, reg cab. i have about 17 residential driveways i plow. I bought the truck with the plow and the truck had 32k miles in september when i bought it. it just hit 40k with no problems. ive been told to flush my tranny no matter what since im plowing with it. well even though i have a warranty that covers transmission, is it a waste to spend the 200 for the transmission flush. the guy at the shop said dont bother. the fluid was nice and red, but i still would feel comfortable if i did it just to be safe. whats your opinion?
     
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I had mine done for 125. I think 200 is a little high. I would say you are about due with that kind of miles on it. Every 30 to 40k I would get it done.
     
  3. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    alright thanks
     
  4. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    Fluid is still Bright Red - I wouldn't worry about it.
    I would do a normal changing of the fluid and filter and go on.
    Flushing with their chemicals to clean the transmission could introduce more problems.

    I would stay away from a true flushing unless you have a reason to do it.

    A Fluid exchange is a different thing. They just pump out all of the old fluid and fill it back up. If that is what you are doing then that wouldn't be a bad thing.

    You might ask your guy exactly what are they doing. That might be the price difference.
     
  5. treeman06

    treeman06 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I do a fluid flush / refill every spring, good cheap preventive maintenance