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1997 Chevrolet C K 1500 Base Reg Cab 117.5 WB (CMI)

1997 Chevrolet C K 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5' Fleetside
17 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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December 5, 2012, 8:03 pm

Mr M
 

Question: if i replace the transmission filter outside of scheduled maintenance will it harm the transission?

bought a used car, and i do not know if the tranny filter has been kept regular.


December 9, 2012, 8:39 am

Ron W
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If you don't know the service history, a transmission service is a great idea.

Can it hurt it? Just be aware that sometimes if the fluid has never been serviced the junk in the transmission fluid is the only thing keeping it shifting, and when you drain it out,and clean it, the transmission can start to slip. If that happens, it wasn't the service that hurt the transmission, it was just the transmission was on its last legs and the service just finished it off.


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