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What is a transmission filter replacement?

The automatic transmission in your vehicle transmits power from the engine, through the drivetrain, and to the wheels. Inside the transmission is a system of gears and other moving components that are lubricated and cooled by hydraulic oil called ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid). The ATF is also used to control some of the functions of the transmission through hydraulic pressure.The transmission oil filter keeps the ATF free from contamination. It keeps damaging dirt and debris from causing damage to the gears and other components of your transmission. The filter itself may be made up of a paper element or a metal screen mesh. In either case, ATF is forced through the filter whenever the transmission is in operation. As the ATF passes through the filter, contaminants are trapped.

How do I know if the transmission filter needs to be replaced?

A failing transmission can be cause for concern, since transmission service or replacement are often significant repairs. When a transmission is having trouble, you might notice one or more of several symptoms. These symptoms can be related to serious issues, but they also signal the need for a simple transmission filter replacement. Make sure to have your transmission inspected if you notice any of the following

Abnormal shifting (either too abrupt or excessively soft and mushy shifts)

Shifting into the next gear at the wrong time (either too late or too early)

Overheating transmission

Transmission is slipping


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How is a Transmission Filter Replacement done?

Replacing a transmission filter often requires the removal of the entire transmission oil pan for access. To do this, a technician must first safely raise and support your vehicle off of the ground. Since removing the pan will allow several quarts of fluid to drain from the transmission, this service is usually paired with replacement of the ATF. With your vehicle in position, the technician will do the following

  • Some automatic transmissions feature a drain plug to allow much of the ATF to drain initially. Some do not. In either case, the drain pan bolts must be removed so that the pan can be moved out of the way
  • With the pan out of the way, there is usually a magnet on the inside of the pan that must be manually cleaned of metal shavings
  • The wide, flat filter is detached, removed, and replaced with a new filter
  • The transmission pan is replaced with a fresh gasket and the bolts are torqued
  • The ATF is refilled either from the dipstick tube or an access hole on top of the transmission (requiring a special pressure pump and adapter), depending on your vehicle make and model
  • Once your vehicle is back on the ground, the technician will take it for a test drive to verify the repair


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