Join Date: May 2011
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester
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Transmission fluid and differential fluid change
I own a 09 2.5X Premium, which is approaching 30k.
Dealer quote a price of $190 for a complete change of transmission fluid and $150 for both front and back differential. Kind of high, so I am thinking about doing them myself. I have been reading the related articles here for last couple of days. There seems two kinds of methods for drain-&-fill transmission fluid.
1. Get underneath the car and loosen the drain plug.
2. Use a fluid extractor to suck the fluid out.
Is there any particular problems with the second one? I prefer the second one since it seems clean and neat.
Can I use the second method on front differential as well?
For rear differential, the first one seems the only way.
Btw: any recommendation on fluid extractor? I saw this one on Amazon. Is it good for transmission fluid or differential fluid?
Mityvac 7400 7.3 Liter Fluid Evacuator: Automotive
Last edited by intelmilan; 05-09-2011 at 08:07 AM.