2006 EXL with 144k miles. ATF looks like this. Change it or leave it? Don’t know if it was changed before.
I think the question here is not whether to change this fluid or not, but whether changing this fluid puts you at risk for transmission to fail. My recommendation is this: if its your car, change it. If customer, make him aware of possibilities and have them make the choice.2006 EXL with 144k miles. ATF looks like this. Change it or leave it? Don’t know if it was changed before.
I couldn't get mine off without scaring myself about damage. I went this route:That fill bolt on top is TIGHT. At least mine was. 450ftlb air impact wouldnt budge it. Used a 25" 1/2 drive breaker with a cheater thought for sure something would break. Pop!
If you get one of these funnels:
Your impact looses alot of uggas when used with a long extension. Unfortunately you have to, because of accessibility issues.That fill bolt on top is TIGHT. At least mine was. 450ftlb air impact wouldnt budge it. Used a 25" 1/2 drive breaker with a cheater thought for sure something would break. Pop!
The one and only ATF additive I would recommend is Lubegard red.Does anyone here know of the best ATF additive to use on high mileage trannys , or should I not waste my time ?
Yikes I thought this transmission filter wasn't user replaceable. At 140K and I've never touched it. And looking at RockAuto, it's a paper cartridge filter?I think it’s behind a small cover with three bolts located on the end of the transmission by the frame (at least it is on our ‘06 EXL-RES).
I found that it’s easier if you remove the bolts holding the ABS assembly to the frame and pull it up and away from the area. DO NOT remove the brake lines from the ABS unit!!! Change the o-ring on the cap while you’re there. It’s cheap insurance against a leak and having to do the job over. There is also a little rubber grommet looking part that you need to swap from the old filter or purchase new if you’d like. I‘d reuse the old one so long as it’s still pliable. Enjoy!