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Offline carguy87

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Re: BACK AGAIN - I WAS 90% WRONG. NEXT?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 10:00:29 PM »
Putting vacuum won't do much for you, you might get a pint or so, but most of the fluid won't make it past the pump without the torque converter spinning.  Best luck is to change filter and do the flush at a shop where they can run it.  With the flush machine, it takes the old fluid out as it pushed new fluid in while the machine and car are running.

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Re: BACK AGAIN - I WAS 90% WRONG. NEXT?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012, 03:42:10 PM »
     I got about a gallon of fluid from the "outlet"/front tube at the radiator using a hand held "MityVac".  Wanted to back flush cooler in radiator but couldn't because brass ELL {left side} on radiator was completely plugged.  Cleared it with drill bit and back flushed with the vac - lots of stuff.
     Replaced filter and pan and fluid.  Car went five miles before it gave out - lots of noise except in Park and no movement. Towed for third time.

     In my view, the only positive aspect is that it seems that the trans works until it gets plugged up again.  The question is whether repeating this procedure it will clean itself out, or, is the trans shot.  If the latter, the car is shot. 

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Re: BACK AGAIN - I WAS 90% WRONG. NEXT?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2012, 11:31:44 AM »
I'd check the Ell again. Mine was clogged twice after changing my tranny and running the flush through (now I have a leak at the fitting I have to fix)
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Re: BACK AGAIN - I WAS 90% WRONG. NEXT?
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2012, 02:33:26 PM »
I'll do that.  It's easy to cross-thread those ELLs; I think it's steel to brass.  I just bought two trans filters so haven't given up yet.

 

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