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post #1 of 2 Old 01-21-2014, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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CRD transmission service

I changed my transmission fluid and filter yesterday at 99,500 miles. The fluid didn't look all that bad, but when i dropped the pan(after sucking most of the fluid out from the top) the filter came down with it. The new filter didn't seem very secure when I pressed it onto position, either. Does the pan help hold it in place? It seemed kinda strange. It had a fair amount of metal on the magnet in the pan, but no more than I've seen changing other auto trannys.

I'm sure it'll be asked, I didn't have the correct dipstick so I did the match what you took out and put in the same amount back in tactic for the fluid. It was just over 4 quarts. Not ideal, but for the time being it'll be fine. I'm going to the dealer soon to have them diagnose what they think is going on with my transmission control/ erratic shift problems and I'll have them check the level.

Has anyone put an external screw on filter on these W5a580/nag1 transmissions?

TL;DR - What holds the trans filter in place and has anyone put an external filter on these?

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post #2 of 2 Old 01-21-2014, 04:58 PM
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I've seen aftermarket dipsticks sold. I'm not sure if they are as accurate as the OEM one though.

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