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post #16 of 18 Old 06-28-2013, 05:28 PM
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post #17 of 18 Old 06-28-2013, 05:58 PM
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A coworker of mine was just telling me his wife was told by the Ford service rep that her 2012 Ford Explorer needed a throttle body cleaning as part of the standard 25k mile service for the low, low price of $325. $325 to unscrew the throttle body, spray some cleaner in it, and wipe it out. I wonder how much that dealer charges for a transmission flush...

I'll agree that the horror stories I've heard of flushes generally came from someone getting the sale price transmission flush at Jiffy Lube. I'm sure a competent technician will take the proper steps to ensure it's done correctly. As Jeepcares pointed out it's not recommended for WKs so perhaps it's a moot point.
$325 that is outrageous. Some cars it's required to fix a driveability issue but don't see it needing it at 25k.
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post #18 of 18 Old 06-29-2013, 06:39 AM
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At 92K with unknown maintenance (fluids looked good) I had my mechanic do all the fluids ($750 with tune up, not trivial). For the tranny he recommended a filter kit installation which requires a drain and refill. The transmission fluid is now pristine and smells nice too. I'll stick with that in the future.

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