Car Information:
Dodge/Caravan
Year: 1999
Engine Size: 3.0
Trans: Automatic

 

Issue / Question:
I took it in for a transmission fluid change and the dealer said that the fluid had metal in the pan so the fluid was bad. He also said that if he changed the fluid the transmission would stop working and that I needed to spend $400.00 for him to open it and see what parts it needed. The transmission is working fine and has about 135,000 miles on it. Can I change the filter and fluid on this transmission?

 

Answer:
Get it out of there now. I don’t care if you have to tow it out! Some metal in the pan is normal wear from the thrust washers. Just install a new filter and pan gasket and install new fluid. It really sounds like they’re trying to rip you off!

 

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