How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter (COMPLETE Guide)

How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter (COMPLETE Guide)

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  1. Hey Chris. I need to change my inner and outer tie rods driver and passenger sides on my wife's 04 Mitsubishi endeavor xls. Is this something I can do myself? I don't own an impact and I just have standard tools. Should I be better off taking to a mechanic?

  2. Nice video. Thank you. Can you please tell me if draining the transmission fluid from the radiator is a good way to change the rest of the transmission fluid, or possibly prevent he mess I am about to make in my driveway. It seems to me that if I cut the metal lines, add rubber extensions, then start the engine I could let the transmission pump most of the transmission fluid out. I believe that is how the shop does a transmission flush. Have you, or anyone else tried this? Thank you.

  3. Great video and I really love the style. I just found your channel and have used it for many different references. I always hit the like button as well.

  4. Hey Chris, can you make a video how to flush transmission fluid ? If it’s possible to do it at home , I have a Toyota Corolla 2005 and just replaced the transmission not to long ago and I really want to make it last and keep up with the maintenance Once it reaches about 50,000 miles I’d figure I’d flush it , but should I flush it or just replace it ? If you can make a video about flushing the fluid I’d do much appreciate it , thanks Chris. I don’t why we’d be without guys like you.

  5. First I want to say I have a lot of respect for U and what you do!! BUT when dealing with the trans mittion it should be level in order to get the most of that burnt up shit out and get true readings.. Plus your drain pan should be a numbered pan so you know exactly how much fluid came out, Not a Baking sheet pan.. But do you Bo…..

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your videos!! They are so much help! I didn't know much about cars but I have watched many of your videos and feel like I can open a shop now lol I have a 96 Dodge ram van and I have done all the maintenance myself thanks to you sir!

  7. ChrisFix very good videos always step by step Way to go buddy also starting my own channel it would be an honor to have a guy like you subscribed to my channel and leave a comment…🤝👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  8. You're videos and Haynes manuals have saved me thousands. Thank you Chris!

  9. Hey Chris I’m getting ready to do the pan drop and fill in my 02 ranger with the 5R44E and I think we have the same trans lol can’t wait to get it done.

  10. Hey Chris or anybody with the answer.. Question for you, it was not mentioned in the video, unless I missed it.
    When adding transmission fluid, should the car be running in the idle ? Or turn the car off ? I noticed first you did it with the car off, then you added more with the car on.

  11. Ford Expedition uses same fluid you use forMazda? Can I just pump out the old fluid and refill it equal to how much sucked out?

  12. I haven't changed my ford t fluid,Since 2011 so its been 9 years and 20k miles total.The fluid is still pinkish color, should I change it soon?

  13. Hey man quick question why do people say it’s not good to change your trans filter? I need to change mine but I need a second opinion

  14. After changing a transmission fluid once the next time you change it does it change the same 50% as the first time? I bought a car without really checking it and the fluid is really dark. I have problems going in gears and a mechanic told me to change it every 2-3 weeks about 3 times. It has turned a little red but still dark. So Not sure if I’m just spending money changing the same 40% I just changed prior or if in time it would start to get more red.

  15. Question: Can I use AmsOil’s transmission fluid with the same specs? And is it safe/or even worth the coin ?

    06 ford ranger 4L automatic trans.

  16. Please Chris ; will you make 3 min video to tell us how ATF fluid runs inside the Auto transmission to torque converter to heat exchanger radiator throw the lines.
    I mean the Fluid circuit: 1st oil pan to 2nd pump to 3rd , 4… to oil pan again.
    Easy video to you , and much useful to many off us.
    Thanks a lot.

  17. I really enjoy your videos.
    My stepdad was an awesome mechanic, and looking back I wish I had learned more about cars when I was younger. Your videos are fantastic for someone who wants to learn about cars and how to maintain them yourself.
    Thanks for being so detailed, with excellent explanations and visual aids. This information is so valuable and you make it so easy to follow.
    Keep up the good work 🙂

  18. Hey Chris, I'm a recent fan and have been watching all these videos. I'm nothing that comes close to a mechanic, yet I'm feeling like I can tackle some of the repairs.

    I had a suggestion, is it possible for you to tell us how much are we saving when we do these projects are selves, compare to shop.

  19. hi chris, i did notice that other videos show " flushing the torque converter and cooler system." thus replacing 99 percent of the old transmission fluid with new fresh red transmission fluid. Im wondering if just dropping the pan and replacing only what is in the pan is sufficient…what da ya think?

  20. Can you do a full system flush on a CVT and filter replacement it has 2 filter that would be a really good video because not to many people did a good video so I would love for you to do it one day

  21. Chris have a question. I have an 02 honda civic just bought doesnt drive. When i turn it on and put into any gear i get nothing from the tranny. Have done OBD scan and it is clean. I think it may be the tranny pump gave out so that is whybit isn't shifting at all. Any info would help. Thanks love the videos

  22. How are you going to get the rest of that oil out? do you run new transmission fluid through it again until you start flushing out when you transmission fluid?

  23. Just call the Mazda dealer and they definitely do not take the steps. The guy says we just drain it and fill it and we do not mess with the filter to prevent damage.

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