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Old 02-08-2002, 12:07 PM
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Safety question

I plan on changing the trans fluid this weekend. Looking at the book I have, it says the car should be level while draining the fluid. Is that necessary? I was going to use my ramps.

If the car does need to be level, (here comes my question) my driveway has a gentle slope. I was thinking of placing the ramps down hill and drive the car onto them toward the street so that it would be level. I would put it in park,set the brake and chalk the rear wheels. Good idea?

Also, to drain the converter, can I hit the starter to line up the drain plug or is turning the engine the only way? Finally, if I'm standing in front of the engine, which way do I turn the pulley?



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