Transmission Flush, or Fluid Change?
My fiance's cobalt just turned 106K miles. She had some warranty work done around 58K miles, and as a result of that they replaced an axle seal. I looked at the print out and it says replace 6 quarts of transmission fluid. so now on that new transmission fluid, there is about 50K miles on it. I didnt see anything about changing the filter or pan gasket. so here is my question:
do i replace just the fluid again since there is so many miles on the transmission or do i replace the filter too? I'm 99% sure i don't want to flush this transmission with this many miles...
the last 2 automatics i had, i had the filters replaced and a flush at the same time and in less than 5K miles, both transmission were shot. both were also done at around 105K miles. RIght now the car shifts and operates perfect, absolutely no issues with the transmission at all. i'm looking at doing this just as preventative maintenance, but i'm not sure which route would be best at this point. She still owes money on the car, and she just borrwed some money from the bank to get all of the suspension work done that was needed on the car. she definitely can't afford a tranny rebuild right now so i'm really up in the air on what is the best route to take.
Mine - 2005 Toyota Tacoma
1996 Acura Integra GSR
Hers - 2006 Chevy Cobalt