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GM service bulletin on Fluid flushes

GM service bulletin on Fluid flushes GM has issued a service bulletin 04-06-01-029E to address Transmission flush, engine flush, Unnecessary Flushing Services and Additive Recommendations on the following vehicles: 2011 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Trucks (including Saturn); 2010 and or HUMMER H2, H3 2005-2009 Saab 9-7X Unless stated otherwise in your owner’s manual, GM states that “under normal usage GM vehicles do not require any additional procedures or additives beyond what is advised under the former Vehicle Maintenance Schedules or the current Simplified Maintenance Schedules. In addition, GM … Read More

Chrysler warning on fluid flushes

Chrysler warning on fluid flushes Chrysler has issued a service bulletin 26-004-12 warning against the practice of engine flush, transmission flush, axle lube flush, brake fluid flush, power steering flush, and refrigerant flush. Unless otherwise noted in your owner’s manual, Chrysler states that their vehicle fluid systems do NOT require regular flushing. They make an exception for instances where a malfunction has occurred or the system has become compromised, contaminated or overheated beyond the normal operating range. In addition, Chrysler does NOT recommend the use of aftermarket chemicals to conduct … Read More

Transmission Slipping

How to fix a slipping transmission Every day I get questions from readers about transmission slipping. They always want to know if a transmission fluid change will fix the problem. I’ve got news for you. If you’ve neglected your transmission to the point where the fluid is a dark brown, a fluid change will NOT fix your transmission. This isn’t even a case of “what have I got to lose by trying it.” It’s simply a total waste of money with almost NO chance of making the transmission better. In … Read More


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