Give me your opinion on a trans fluid change
Just as the title says, I'm looking for personal views and insights on what to do vs not to do. I've done several searches and lots of reading and my takeaway is that do NOT do a power flush, only do a drain and refill. I've also read a post here about the fact that there is the main drainplug and then another near the torque converter (0.7 WTD drain from this location), is there a need to drain from more than just the main drainplug? What would you guys recommend from your personal experiences?
Some info on my car, it's a 97 ES with 212k on it, also of note is that sometimes it seems to shift more harsh from 1st to 2nd when the car is not warmed up (more like it holds the gear longer), this is more if you accelerate slow, and the car shifts very smooth otherwise at most times, it's been that way ever since I've had it, so at least the past 50-60k. Not sure if that plays into whether I should replace or not. Also of note is that since it's a 97, the owners guide recommends dextron 3, what's your take on fluid type for this vintage?
Thanks in advance for your help!