Please Stop Doing This to Your Transmission (It Destroyed My Car)

Please Stop Doing This to Your Transmission (It Destroyed My Car)


Never Do This in an Automatic Transmission Car, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Why not to flush the transmission in your car. What not to do to your automatic transmission if you want it to last a long time. 5 tips for driving an automatic transmission car. How to drive an automatic transmission car. Automatic transmission explained and driving techniques. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 52 years.

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  2. We had a 1969 MB 450 SEL 6.9 in the shop mid-90s with about 300k kms on it.
    'Full Service' (it had been sitting a few years) which also meant emptying out all the ATF, including the torque converter.
    19 or 20 litres (quarts) of new juice & the filter.
    Client paid up and went on his merry way.
    (never heard from him again)
    l wonder whatever happened to that car?

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  3. Scotty! Love your videos! I'm looking to buy my first car and I'm looking at
    1. 2008 Mazda 3 sedan 140,000 miles 2. 1996 Honda Accord 124,000 miles
    3. 1998 VW Jetta TDi 350,000 miles
    All have MANUAL transmissions and all are $3000! Which should I choose? Thanks!

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  4. The “Live Free or Die” with crossed wrenches logo on black T-shirts with and without pockets is going to make you a ton more of money ( $20s!)

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  5. So if I bought a used 2002 Lexus es300 with 130k miles it's too late to flush out the transmission fluid? So my best bet is to change the filter only?

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  6. i drained my auto trans fluid after it was slipping very bad, only 1 quart of trans fluid came out so i filled it, hasn’t slipped since

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  7. Only do these stuff in a celica because they never break and last for ages
    Going to buy a 1987 celica tomorrow so excited🥰

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  8. When I had the Nissan dealer to change the CVT fluid at 58k miles, I clearly told them do a drain and fill and they said okay but then when they billed me they did a flush, I'm like you wanna try to kill me with a CVT and a flush? So now with 105k miles and two flushes, no issues yet on a 2016 Rogue.😅

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  9. I change the transmission fluid on my Camry 2016 4C Automatic with 58k plus miles. The fluid came out very dark. 67k plus miles later it still running. And I change the engine oil every 3 to 4k miles. 👍
    I hope I'm doing the right thing here. 🤞🙏

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  10. i flush my transmissions my self every 30 thousand miles never had a problem and they shift like a champ and will keep doing it not all cars have a transmission filter like my don't if you buy a car with burnt dirty transmission than don't change are flush it at all because it will slip for sure

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  11. What about running a flush chemical treatment through you're tranny a while to help dissolve any potential deposits before you drain it? It wouldn't use the pressure of a power flush. But the chemical might break off large enough pieces of crud that it could still clog passageways.

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  12. Hey Scotty I have a 2010 Jeep Liberty (worst decision) and I’ve changed the blend doors from drivers side, according to the mechanic, those were failing and also stated that the climate controls were failing. But I still only get little to no heat on the drivers side. Do you think I need to dismantle the whole dash? As soon as that’s fixed I’m getting rid of it and getting a Toyota 4Runner

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  13. Scotty…..flushing a trans was ALL the rage for quite a while. Probably because its easier for a mechanic? I never got it…I was always like….take the FILTER out!!!!!

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  14. Scotty, given that you have been working on cars for 52 years which decade, the 60s, the 70s, the 80s and so forth, do you prefer?

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  15. You are a legend The automotive industry thanks you for 51 years of service

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  16. *Gets out of seat
    Professor during final: Um excuse me? Where do you think you’re going?
    Me: Scotty Kilmer just uploaded
    Professor: Understandable

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  17. A proper flush is suppose to have the filter changed prior to the flush. A lot of that contamination that clogs up the transmission comes from the filter and when they flush it, it dislodges it from the filter and clogs stuff. These shops do not know how to use the equipment they were sold because there is little or no training involved.

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  18. Scotty's Toyota has been at 240K for about 9 months now, but today its at 230K, the Celica is so reliable the millage goes backwards.

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  19. Are you a Marilyn Monroe fan Scotty? Today's cars are more like Marilyn Manson.
    Somewhat scarry!

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  20. I replaced two transmissions. I noticed both times it happened after a transmission flush. Never again!

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  21. But iven from pine hill auto diagnostics doesn't seem to understand that you need to change the fluid and filter

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  22. I let a guy at a jiffy lube do a trans flush on my 94 Pontiac Sunbird. It was, surprisingly, a very reliable car until that point. Had to trade it in because I didn't have $3k for a new transmission. I learned the hard way to never let them flush the transmission.

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  23. I got a 97 F-150 with just over 65,000 Miles on it was my mom's then my sister . It's mine now I know it's never been flush or filter changed I was a Mechanic years a go . I going to change the breaks perty soon there not worn down to badly but may glazed a little got the tool to work on it . The filter and a flush the Brakes I check Ware and order at least new pads the fluid I believe is clean . I can flush the Brakes got a vacuum pump for that .

    The Radio is broken the volume is messed up had to by pass Hester core did not feel like putting dash out for it live in Arizona , due on e in a great while go up north .

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  24. Hi guys.. any expert can answer me? The question is:- in the crowded streets or when you stop few minutes for red traffic light.. which action is better :
    1. Keep the gear on D while pressing the brake
    2. Shift to N and pull the handbrake?
    3. Shift to P

    Thank you

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  25. Ther was a recall on the 06 to 07 ford five hundreds and it would lung when shited into any position and they drained and replaced the the fliuld 60 thousand miles later still no more problems.

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  26. Listen to Scotty. I have over 334 Thousand miles on my Toyota Celica and 202 Thousand miles on my 96 Toyota Avalon. Scotty is smart and knows what he is talking about.

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  27. I actually didn't have a choice in changing the transmission fluid. My pops is a mechanic and was teaching me a few things, and what happens is he accidently made a dent in transmission pan while moving his jack. It leaked and had to get a new transmission pan and fluid.

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  28. Wait, so I should get my fluid changed, but I shouldn't flush?
    2013 5.0 f-150 80,000.
    Shifts funny out of first when cold, and does a sputtering shift when I kick it down, and it tries to shift into 6th.

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  29. Even worse than having your automatic transmission flushed is doing neutral drops with it. That's why one of the first questions I would ask when looking at a used car is "Do you have a teenage son and have they been driving this?" If so I'm going to walk away because I remember when I was that age what my friends used to do to cars so no thanks.

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  30. What if you don't flush it but change 2-4 Qts. in it? Does it cause any damage? (I've a 2012 Camry)

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  31. Siphon out fluid drop pan changefilter. Siphon out fluid spring and fall. Change filter as needed by driving habits. 79 cars back. Hate this new crap. My keys cost 1:50. 78 couger window motor went 35 bucks some drilling done.

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  32. Oh, no. :/ i think my transmission is bad. I think it reaves up to high before taking off & it kinda stalls when taking off. :/

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  33. I had the torque converter replaced on my 2014 Camry under warranty. Would they have replaced the transmission fluid at that time?

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  34. My car has 30,000 miles on it. And its a DCT. 2015 M4. Should I do the full flush and filter or just a drain and refill with the filter changed as well?

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  35. Hey scotty i changed my tranny oil and i had pushed the fluid just like u said, and i feel like its not shifting right and its budging when i shift from P to D. Should i drop the pan and change the oil filter like u said ? ( my car has 60000 miles on it )

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  36. I actually had to get a newer transmission due to the excessive clutch slippage and the gear 5 ratio. It was done at almost 190,000 miles exact. Definitely be sure to check out your transmission!

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  37. I have a 2000 Monte Carlo 200k. Dark fluid… Too dark to change. It slips but it's still drivable. Do you think the Lucas transmission fix additive would be of any benefit?
    Thanks for your videos and keep ignoring the keyboard warriors!

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  38. I have a 2016 Honda Accord with a CVT and I have 140k miles and flushed the transmission 2 twice and I’m still having transmission problems

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  39. Scotty, I have a 04 Toyota celica automatic. What tips or advice or info do you have on them. How great or bad are they. Any trouble with them? It’s my daily driver got it with 136k miles.

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  40. I'm going to re-watch this at a later date.
    The message I got out of this video:

    Do not power-flush the entire contents of your transmission fluid out, makes me think of those fast oil change business such as Lube City in my local.
    Change the transmission filter. Replaced lost transmission fluid with fresh fluid and maintain some of the previous transmission fluid.
    Consult my Owner's Manual to identify when it is time to service the transmission fluid.
    Find a mechanic who knows how to care for transmissions and make certain that mechanic does not suggest power-flushing as transmission servicing.

    Years ago when I was still driving a 1989 Nissan King Cab Pickup I went to my local Lube City and the representative advised me to powerflush the old transmission fluid out. I did not recall at the time on whether the fluid was ever serviced and so I authorized it. I had no issues with the transmission, it was a manual, and I did notice improved shifting. BUT I took a bit of a risk to authorize a job without properly understanding. I will be re-watching this to verify my understanding. Please feel free to correct me.. Thanks Scotty!

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  41. So in SUMMATION of all his videos: Scotty Kilmer says – Only buy a Chrysler Eco Boost Turbo V8 with Jaguar parts, Volkswagen inexpensive dealer replacement parts, Fiat Italian build quality, Mexican engine reliability and mix it with the well run GM corporation. (Plastic gaskets are a must and put high mileage on an old muscle car…..don't use them as weekend drivers. Nippon Denso transmissions are garbage.) 🦉🐴🦈💩 (He's never been a mechanic and there are none like him) Is that what I should do?

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  42. The real problem with flushing your transmission is that the people at those oil change places that try to sell you on the idea are using moose piss in lieu of actual qualiy transmission fluid. Because they are greedy sheister sobs and are more than willin to be complicit in destroying your perfectly working transmission in order to make a few dineros $$$

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  43. ~IF~ you have your fluid flushed EVERY 20,000 miles, you won't have any issues. And, it might last the life of the vehicle. But, no one ever does that. Wait to 80, 90 thousand miles…. you're buying a new transmission.

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  44. Flushing it out one of the cooler lines while pouring new fluid into the dipstick hole won’t loosen any crud up. Neither will flushing it out one cooler line and adding it through the other, using only the pump in the car in it’s natural function. Some cars have the pan on top and no accessible dipstick.
    As for the radiator, just drain and refill using distilled water 50/50 with compatible antifreeze. Do that every three years. Never put tap water in it even to flush it. Some stays in the system.

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  45. you have to flush zf-transmission every 60k or it will die quickly. ask every bmw owner. i agree on most of your videos but not in this one. flushing means changing the oil several times till it is really clean and no old oil is left. this is not cheap but necessary

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  46. If it is so harmful, why don't sue those mechanics and garages, who give such advices and do such works? It is criminal.

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  47. You learn something new every day from Scotty. He had a thing for Marilyn Monroe and Never Flush. 💩 Don't get me started on his obsession with Olivia de Havillan back in 1934. Whew 🦉

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  48. Drained 4-5 quarts out n put new stuff in it works better old fluid smelt like differential fluid

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  49. When I had all my fluids exchanges and flushed other than the engine oil it was a little more than 250 with a coupon and it did shift better at lower rpms after now I don't think the flush did that but more just gettin new transmission fluid

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  50. My 4L FX4 is almost 14 years old and I have never changed the tranny fluid or filter once. Works like new. (Famous last words)

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  51. What if I have really dirty transmission fluid and just have it changed without a flush? My transmission never slips but it is a lil jerky at times.

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  52. Scotty if you did your videos with a professional background and in a shop, I'm sure viewings & subscribers would soar!!

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  53. Well, I got mine flushed at around 120,000 miles. No idea if it's ever been flushed before, car was shifting fine, but I wanted to get a flush cause the fluid looked a bit dark. Flushed it, car still shifts fine, I'm up to 135,000 miles now, still fine. I guess it just depends, and too, maybe the car has had a flush 60,000 miles prior and it's used to it, don't know.

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