2001 Ford Taurus Should I have fluid / filter changed.

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 189,599 MILES
Good day. I have a 2001 Ford Taurus SES (3.0 OHV Vulcan)

I recently had some maintenance done. The shop recommended changing the transmission fluid (getting brownish in color, no burnt smell)

The vehicle has 189599 miles.

I do notice an occasional transmission fluid leak after heavy driving (usually hot weather) after the car sits for a while. As long as the fluid is not low, it shifts well.

Is it advisable to have the service done? Bars makes a stop leak product for transmissions which is supposed to work better with new fluid.

I was just concerned after seeing a post about not servicing a high mileage transmission.

Thank you for your help.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 12:50 AM

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Tiny
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Change the fluid and the filter-Do Not Flush might make things worst.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 2:56 AM
Tiny
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Thank you, rasmataz,

Glad I didn't give into there flush idea.

What do you think about another shot of Bar's also? They make a regular tranny stop leak and also a "Transmission Repair" version that helps stabilize fluid and I believe help protect gears.

Thank you
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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I've never use it -seen it before Go for it
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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 1:47 PM

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