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Old 02-20-2008, 11:41 PM
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average price for transmission fluid change?

what sort of prices should i expect to see for changing my transmission fluid...im due for it...do they change the filter as well? I was quoted 119.99 by the local car wash/oil change place who does my oil changes for me... i held off because i wasnt sure if this was a fair price or not...and they said it was a flush...isnt that harmful to the tranny? im at 80k miles and I dont want to tear anything up right now since I have to give Ford $1000 in three weeks to replace my exhaust manifold gasket thats leaking on my passenger side
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:50 PM
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I think I paid $185.00 to the dealer to do mine.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:59 AM
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For $120 the oil change joint is simply going to hook up their machine and replace the fluid, I doubt if a pan drop and filter change is included in that price. Make sure they use Mercon V spec fluid, not all bulk fluid in 55 gallon drums meets spec.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:32 AM
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i held off because i wasnt sure if this was a fair price or not...and they said it was a flush...isnt that harmful to the tranny?
That's a fair price, and no, a flush IS NOT harmful to the transmission.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:35 AM
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My Ford dealership charges $160.00 for a flush (no filter change or pan drop) with there oil. I bought my on oil Mobil 1 ATF Mercon V compatible $5.67 a quart at Wal Mart 16 quarts and the dealership charge $75.00 labor and $38.50 for two bottles of this cleaning fluid they ran through the system before they added the Mobil 1.

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Old 02-21-2008, 12:53 PM
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what sort of prices should i expect to see for changing my transmission fluid...im due for it...do they change the filter as well? I was quoted 119.99 by the local car wash/oil change place who does my oil changes for me... i held off because i wasnt sure if this was a fair price or not...and they said it was a flush...isnt that harmful to the tranny? im at 80k miles and I dont want to tear anything up right now since I have to give Ford $1000 in three weeks to replace my exhaust manifold gasket thats leaking on my passenger side


Dearman Ford Inc
433 Main St.
Leakesville, MS 39451

tel: (601) 394-5102
fax: (601) 394-5170


$89.95 automatic transmission fluid flush

$89.95 automatic transmission fluid flush

Flush transmission and replace automatic transmission/transaxle fluid. Inspect and lubricate linkage and controls (where applicable). Road test. Offer valid on most vehicles. Taxes and diesel vehicles extra. Disposal fees not included in some locations. See Service Advisor for details. Offer valid with coupon.
Expires: 03/16/08


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Woolwine Ford Lincoln - Mercury Inc.
3080 Highway 49
Collins, MS 39428

tel: (601) 765-4461
fax: (601) 765-3282

$99.95 automatic transmission service

$99.95 automatic transmission service

Performed by our factory-trained experts.

Part of Ford Motor Company-required maintenance. Performed by our factory-trained experts. Includes up to five quarts of automatic transmission/transaxle fluid. Additional fluid extra. Inspect and lubricate linkage and controls (where applicable). Road test. Offer valid on most vehicles. Taxes and diesel vehicles extra. Disposal fees not included in some locations. See Service Advisor for vehicle applications and details. Offer valid with coupon.
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Laurel Ford - Lincoln - Mercury Inc.
2018 Highway 15 North
Laurel, MS 39440

tel: (601) 649-4511
fax: (601) 649-2423

$99.95 automatic transmission fluid flush

$99.95 automatic transmission fluid flush

Flush transmission and replace automatic transmission/transaxle fluid. Inspect and lubricate linkage and controls (where applicable). Road test. Offer valid on most vehicles. Taxes and diesel vehicles extra. Disposal fees not included in some locations. See Service Advisor for details. Offer valid with coupon.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:57 PM
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I was quoted 119.99 by the local car wash/oil change place who does my oil changes for me...

Don't let a car wash do anything more than wash your car.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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$38.50 for two bottles of this cleaning fluid they ran through the system before they added the Mobil 1.
THIS is what might be harmful!
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:11 PM
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THIS is what might be harmful!
The fluid was called a flush kit and it was made by BG and it was two different cans. This is the same stuff they use at this dealership for all of there tranny flushes the only difference is I used Mobil 1 ATF mercon V instead of the MC ATF mercon V. I would hope I would be okay.
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I would hope I would be okay.
I would hope so, too, but I wouldn't count on it. I would never run something like that through my transmission.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:50 PM
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BG makes an excellent intake system cleaner and fuel injector cleaner, but I would NEVER run any kind of "cleaning fluid" through my transmission unless it's in preparation for a rebuild. The dealership is using it to maximize profits.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:27 PM
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what sort of prices should i expect to see for changing my transmission fluid...im due for it...do they change the filter as well? I was quoted 119.99 by the local car wash/oil change place who does my oil changes for me... i held off because i wasnt sure if this was a fair price or not...and they said it was a flush...isnt that harmful to the tranny? im at 80k miles and I dont want to tear anything up right now since I have to give Ford $1000 in three weeks to replace my exhaust manifold gasket thats leaking on my passenger side
My exhaust manifold has leaked a little bit ever since I bought the truck a year ago. I see no reason to worry about it or pay the dealer $1000 to fix it. I was told by a local mechanic it was a common problem on F150's and that it will just start leaking again soon anyway and not to waste the money on it.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:01 PM
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fifty, where did you find those prices at? b/c i spoke to every one of those dealers today and they all wanted around 169.99 for either a flush or a service...

grnxnham, i dunno if mine is leaking worse than yours or what, but its making the most God awful racket you have every heard...sounds like a harley idling away on my passenger side and then everytime i pass a wall or any sort of sound barrier on my passenger side you can hear that exhaust leak BAD...it sounds almost like a miss its so loud...i cant deal with it, makes me feel like im driving a terribly taken care of P.O.S... i will gladly pay their fees to make it drive/sound like a well running truck again
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:17 AM
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fifty, where did you find those prices at? b/c i spoke to every one of those dealers today and they all wanted around 169.99 for either a flush or a service...


go to: http://genuineservice.com/

On the left hand side, type in your zip code, then click on "FIND A DEALER"

Your next screen should have a list of your local dealerships and links to coupons.
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