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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Transmission flush, Power steering fluid, and brake fluid

Just got back form the dealership yesterday after having my oil changed and they said that I needed to have my trans flushed, and my power steering and brake fluid changed. I have no idea how much that's going to end up costing me. I have a 2006 2 door Ion 3, and it just hit 56k miles. Any ideas on the price range?
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call the stealership and ask
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How many miles on the car? They tell you that because they have to. It might not necessarily be needed if you don't put a lot of miles on your car. But I can assure you to get that done at the dealership will be a painful economic lesson. Unfortunately, going anywhere else to save money increases your risk of it not being done right.
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It just hit 56k miles. And I don't want to go to some local shop and have them screw up my car, but at the same time I need to save up for it. I'm worried that while I save up for it my car will end up being damaged.
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they must be lying to you because how can they do a power steering flush on a ion?




...they cant...
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lol! tell them if they can show you where to put power steering fluid in, then you'll pay double for the rest of the services, but if they can't, then you want the trans flush and brake flush and coolant flushed for free.

anyway, you shouldn't NEED a tranny flush. i did mine at 75k and it was pristine. if you are road racing or autocrossing, it might be a good idea to flush your brakes, but honestly, most people never ever flush their brake fluid ever. you shouldn't NEED a coolant flush until 100k either.


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What ^^^he^^^said
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Haha yea I can't believe they tried to sell you a power steering flush! LOL!!!

But yeah I did my trans along with the blower oil at about 90K and both still looked ok.

I will do the brake/clutch fluid whenever I need a new clutch.
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the last tech inspection i went through required you to swear you had flushed your brake fluid within the past 12 months. that was last memorial day. if i ever get out to another track day, i'll probably flush it like a week beforehand.


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imho change brake fluid yearly. power steering bs. cooling system every 3 years. trans never (well er...except when you change clutch fix synchro's etc lol)
engine oil when lite tells you...that is all


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