Transmission fluid oil change or transmission fluid flush

Tiny
EDWIN QUIAMBAO
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  • 2005 KIA PRIDE
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
I want to know is it best for my car to have a transmission fluid change or flush which is the better option, I bought the car which has 75,000 miles and have a regular oil change maintenance every 5000 miles now it has 107,000 miles but never have a transmission fluid change, the guy said from the you need to have a transmission fluid change because the color is brown it should be pink. So my question is do I have to change the transmission fluid immediately or should I wait for another 50,000 miles what is my best option?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 AT 5:29 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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If you wait another 50K it will be too late to do it. Now would be the time to do it.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 AT 5:54 PM
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EDWIN QUIAMBAO
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Do I have to do only change the fluid or do I have to flush which is better
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 AT 6:32 PM
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WRENCHTECH
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Flush is an incorrect term of what is actually being done. The machine merely uses the transmission's own pump to completely exchange all the fluid. There is no forced flush. Simply draining the fluid only gets about 1/3 of the total amount of fluid in the trans so yes, have it done with the machine.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 4:16 AM
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EDWIN QUIAMBAO
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Thank you, so you are saying the term transmission fluid change and the transmission flush is basically different things, I'm a little bit confuse can you explain more my friend
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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A drain and fill is merely changing about 1/3 of the fluid. The flush as some call it is more accurately called a total fluid exchange which replaces all of the fluid. There is no external "flushing" force involved. The tool acts as a measuring device only. The pumping is done by the transmission itself.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 9:43 AM
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EDWIN QUIAMBAO
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Thank you now you enlightened me, and here is my follow up question., Can anybody do it without any special equipment in there garage does it require a special machine equipment or you only need just the basic car tools to do it
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 10:22 AM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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I wouldn't attempt it yourself. All you will accomplish is to make a big mess and possibly damage the trans if you run it too low. The machine replaces exactly what it takes out.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 10:25 AM
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EDWIN QUIAMBAO
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Thank you for your help, I will take your info in mind.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM
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RENEE
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Please let us know how it turns out.
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 AT 6:52 PM
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EDWIN QUIAMBAO
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Well, it turns out very well thanks guys for the info that you'very given me it helps a lot. My transmission now is clean:)
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 AT 7:04 PM
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KEN
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Good to hear please use 2CarPros anytime here here to help.

Best, Ken
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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 AT 8:02 AM

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