This is a new one on me. I was at my ford dealership getting the oil changed
(I've found disposing of used fluids to be too much of a pain in the ass in
my area, so I just let the dealer do it). The service guy tells me my trans
fluid is due to be changed, they have one of the machines that flushes the
whole system (100% fluid change).. So I ask him for a price quote, and he
gives me 2 prices, one with changing the filter, one without. I asked him
about it, and he said that it's not always necessary..
To me though, if you are changing the trans fluid, and not bothering to
change the filter, it sort of defeats the purpose of the fluid swap,
especially to save $40.. Am I wrong about this?
Oh, I have a 97 Taurus GL with ~115,000miles on it.
As a side note, is it worth going to synthetic fluid on this tranny? I know
the Taurus transaxle doesn't have great lubrication, I'm just thinking