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How do you drain transmission fluid from hoses connected to radiator instead of underneath car?


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2015-07-15 19:30:38
2015-07-15 19:30:38

Just disconnect the hoses from the radiator and direct them into a container capable of holding about 14 quarts. Start the engine and let it run until no more fluid comes out. Hook the hoses back up and fill the trans making sure not to overfil it. You don't get the filter changed this way which I think is important to do and the most of the time it is MESSY.

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