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April 29, 2011, 6:06 am

Cori N

Question: separated transmission change

Car was runniung great about 10 years ago. Now, out of storage, I want to make run great ahin, but know one thing need to worru about is transmission fluid, separated after sitting for so long. Can I just exchange fluid and mayeb add transmission repair fluid or must I completely drain and replace pan seal?

April 29, 2011, 9:57 pm

Richard W
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You should replace the fluid. So yes you should remove the pan.

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