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How to flush automatic transmission fluid? What ATF to use? How to check the level?

Old 03-14-2016, 03:40 PM
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:06 PM
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Urgent Request for Help

I am flushing my transmission right now with Amsoil.

I have followed the instructions in this post to the letter.

In short: I dropped the pan, cleaned the pan & magnets, installed new OEM gasket, replaced pan, fill with new Amsoil (5 quarts, same amount that I drained), disconnect the return line from transmission & point it into empty container, start car, go through gears until 2 quarts have been emptied then turn off engine and add 2 quarts to the dipstick tube.

I have only done this once (2 quarts) and all the fluid that has come out of the return line is brand new fluid. It seems like the send line is pulling fluid directly from the pan and sending it to the radiator.

I'm hesitant to keep going because it looks like I will just be wasting fluid and this stuff isn't cheap!

Can anyone shed any light on this?
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