I have a 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS V6 Automatic 6 Speed with a 105,000 miles, it has never had its transmission fluid changed is it a good idea to change it now or leave it alone? Will changing t

Asked by Feb 18, 2017 at 04:09 AM about the 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS V6 Automatic 6
Speed with a 105,000 miles,  it has never had its
transmission fluid changed is it a good idea to change it
now or leave it alone? Will changing the transmission fluid
do more harm than good? What would be the best place to
have it changed?  Mitsubishi Dealer,  AAMCO, Firestone,  
Pepboys?  Which type of change is the best Flush,  Drain
and Fill,  Drop pan?

4 Answers

87,115

Ok, first on the question, yes just drop the pan and change the trany filter. DO NOT HAVE IT FLUSHED! These places you mentioned want to flush a transmission, and will try to talk you into it. DO NOT LET THEM! Just a trany filter and fluid change is what you want to do.

120,925

Rowerast is right, do not flush the tranny, if you feel the need to clean it add 1 quart of TransX to the fluid during the change, this stuff helps slowly clean the varnish that has built up inside and treats the seals that are starting to get hard cause of all the varnish, you should service the fluid again after about 6000 miles just to get rid of the depleted TransX and what the filter has caught during clean up then ad a bottle of LubeGuard for Mitsubishi transmissions and keep tabs on what the fluid looks like, as long as it stays a nice red color you should be good until the next service interval, but if it starts to get dark the trans is starting to slip and eventually will need internal work. HTH

340

Just drain the transmission fluid. Measure the old tranny oil that you remove then replace it with fresh tranny oil. Do this every 15,000 miles or every 3 engine oil change.

5

You should bookmark the Mitsubishi Owners website: https://www.mitsubishicars.com/owners

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