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Answered 2009-02-12 05:27:57

as long as you '''DON'T''' flush it, you should be ok. DO NOT let the shop trick you in to a flush.

If the Transmission Fluid has been low or is very old, the gears inside the transmission are not lubricated as they should be while driving. When the metal gears rub against each other with little or no fluid for lubrication, lots of little metal shavings will be created and end up in the transmission fluid filter. When you get one of those flushes the shops will try to sell you, the transmission fluid is pumped backwards through the transmission filter, then through the gears and then out of the system. This would work fine if your transmission has never been low on transmission fluid or had a clogged transmission filter. But if you have metal shaving in your transmission fluid filter/oil pan. This will be the death of your transmission. Because all the metal shavings are pumped back into the gears, where they will be stuck.

Running a transmission with lots of metal shavings inside of it, is not much different from running it with sand in between the gears. So, yeah. Just like the other guy said. If you have an older or abused car, DON't let the shops talk you into getting one of those reverse transmission flushes. This will turn a transmission that's semi-usable into a completely blown transmission I'd say about 25 to 100 miles of driving later down the road.

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