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How hard is it to service a transmission?

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Like whats involved besides just changing the oil and filter? and how hard is it to do? I'm quite mechanically minded and dont mind giving things a go.
Has anyone ever done their own before?
 

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its funny u ask that, i just did work exper n all they got me to do was just drop the pan n change the gasket n refill with new oil i thought they did more then that
 

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I'd assume if you really wanted to, you could take everything apart and measure it to stock specs, but I say leave it to the experts for 'boxes.
 

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I serviced mine with a bit of help from the old man - Cost about $50 for fluid and a filter kit.

All you need is some car ramps - drive the beast up onto them... Get out a tarp to lay on, put it under the car.. Also get like a huge plastic bowl/dish of some sort for when you drop the pan - AND PLENTY OF RAGs...

The fluid was sludgy, black and smelt rotten no joke.. It also had chunks and shavings of crap inside it..

Anyways, after I replaced the gasket and degreased the pan and put it all back together my car takes off sweeter, the gears stopped slipping - A problem the transmission place said "needed a whole new gearbox".
 
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my vr auto slips at the end of each gear when you boot it
fine on take off, up hills, etc
can you tighten the bands
ive done it before on my old vl auto and worked ok
but dont know if you can do it on the vr auto
any help?
thanx
 

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No band adjustments on a VR..

And on the post above if there were shavings and chunks in the pan you are going to need a whole new gearbox real soon.
 

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I'm planning on servicing mine on monday with new fluid, filter and gasket and a cooler Sounds like a photo opportunity.
 
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