Would you recermend a Transmission flush on a 2013 impala?

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Asked by Nov 06, 2014 at 11:20 PM about the 2013 Chevrolet Impala LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Son bought a 2013 impala LT Took it in for a oil change they told him it needs the transmission flushed $150.00 he bought an extended warranty What should he do? 50,000 miles?

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No,at that low of milage,it doe,s not need it,tell him to wait till he get,s 100000 mile,s,on it.

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NO. A drain and fill is one thing, but a flush will pick up debris on bottom of pan on magnet that collects steel 'dust' and in filter screen where is does NO HARM and circulates it through you transmission. Those places push transmission flushes on every car that comes in, it's a very high-profit procedure and they need to pay for the machine. Especially like TST said, not at 50k

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A 2013 vehicle, unless it has bee raced or run on dirt roads for ever, will not need a flush or change for minimum of 100,000 miles. A good mechanic will tell you that. Suburban driving or highway driving in a normal manner should keep the transmission working fine even ujp to 150000 miles. I changed and flushed my MZB at 24000 mile only because a leak developed in the pan, and it was 13 years old. New filter, oil, gasket, and no oil leaks. I probably will not even consider it again until my wife hits 200,000 miles. Save your money, and go to a reliable service garage with a good fare mechanic. If you live in Southern California, I can recommend a very honest and good garage.

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I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to throw in my 2 cents. NEVER DO A TRANSMISSION FLUSH TO A HIGH MILEAGE CAR THAT HAS NEVER HAD ONE DONE! You run a very good chance of dislodging something into one of the many small passages of the tranny that will get stuck and you will then need to spend thousands. If you have done transmission flushes at regular intervals over the entire life of the car, then that is fine (and hell, it may be quite beneficial). But if you wait until 100k miles are already on the car, do not ever do a transmission flush.

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I heard this before. It is surprising how many mechanics still insist on this. I did it because of lower mileage, and the car only averaged 2000 miles a year over the past 13 years. A few months later my wife drove 115 miles to see her niece and had problems with the trans not shifting out of 3rd when coming home. I had her tap the shift stick to the right and it went into drive. We think she may have tapped the shifter stick when adjusting her purse. She had no problems coming home. The next day there was a lot of trans fluid on the garage floor. Back to the garage. They could not find any leak, but it was low on fluid. We had smelled oil burning a couple of day prior to this but could not see anything on the floor. The mechanic thought the transmission may have over heated so removed the cooler and flushed it out. The fluid came from the front of the tranny, but it was not the torque converter. She drove around town for four weeks and we did not see any oil or have the transmission act up. She drove on another trip this past week, 130 miles one way, and through some slight mountain passes. No issues and no leaking. Some people drain the transmission of fluid and change or clean the filter and call it a flush. Others actually do a complete flush, and I realize, unless the trans is torn down, not all fluid will be removed. So perhaps doing the flush to the 24,000 mile trans did dislodge some gunk and plug a journal. Thanks for the information, and I agree with what you said. Thanks again.

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I have a 2013 Impala LT. Before I bought my car the transmission was either replaced or repaired. Not sure why.. I looked at the dipstick for the tranny yesterday. It was a blackish watery looking fluid. I know that trans fluid is red. It smells like tranny fluid. Should I change my filter and fluid? I only have 42,000 miles on it. Thanks for your help

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