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Old 08-27-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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ATF Flush?

I think its time to flush the transmission fluid in the 9-3. It's been slowing taking longer to shift and its starting to shift hard. (no record of it ever being done before, as far as i know so it might be on original fluid, who knows) I'v never done it before but how hard can it be? I'm guessing its similar to changing oil...


Put the car up on ramps
Find and open drain plug
Let fluid drain out into container
Pour some new fluid in, wait until it starts pouring out the bottom
Refit drain plug
Top up fluid
Lower car and drive away

The end

Am i missing anything? How many liters of fluid do i need, 4-5 more less? What brand should i get? Do i need to add any additives etc?? Anything else i should know about, tips suggestions etc etc

Im trying to find a write up


(Its a 99 9-3 auto with almost 130k on the clock)


Alright i found this

The guy said he started up the car and shifted through the gears, is it safe to start the car up with not enough fluid in?

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