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Old 03-03-2003, 10:22 PM
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In your first post, you mention you've heard conflicting opinions on whether or not you should change the fluid. I assume that means someone told you the urban legend that the gunky fluid actually helps old transmissions. THAT IS PURE POPPYCOCK!!!

That theory is based completly on junk science. It goes something like this: "I had a transmission that was on its last leg. Then I changed the fluid, and it totally crapped out." Well, duh!!! It was already marginal. Changing the fluid had nothing to do with the transmission failing.

It is NEVER a bad idea to change your transmission fluid. If you change it too frequently, one could argue that you're wasting time and/or money -- but you will not be hurting your car in any way.

Jeff Pierce
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