Originally Posted by XJSFan
I have not read many members saying to do a flush... Drain and fill is the way to go. Just do 2-3 drain and fills over a year or so and you are all set.
this is where i am getting this from...
Unfortunately, terminology gets in the way of communication. There are three types if "refreshing" the ATF:
1. Drain & refill = drain fluid and replace with the same amount. This will refresh the fluid if repeated a few times.
2. Fluid exchange = uses a machine to suck out and simultaneously replace ALL the ATF. I believe that it uses the transmission cooler lines, but an not certain of that. Downside is that it costs maybe $200.
3. Power flush = just as it says. This is the NOT RECOMMENDED procedure.
But why don't you guys recommend fluid exchange if it drains everything out and gives you new fluid? I've talked to my buddies that actually done with fluid exchange as well, and never had a problem, says it feels smoother too.