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    kutsyy
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    to change transmission filter or not?

    Well, I have 50+K on my '99 V6 auto, and it is time to change transmission fluid. Mitsubishi doesn't require to have filter change, and my local dealer doesn't change filter without special request.

    So I was wondering if people change filter on auto, or just fluid?

    PS: I am thinking about using redline, anyone used there transmission oil before?

    Thanks,

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    since you have a 99, that would mean you have that external filter. it looks like an oil filter.

    i'd change the filter. its just an extra step and the filter doesn't cost too much anyways...

    for the internal filter, well, i wouldn't change that unless there was something seriously wrong with my tranny since changing the internal filter owuld mean taking part of the tranny apart.

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    kutsyy
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(pinoyesv6)</div><div class='quotemain'>since you have a 99, that would mean you have that external filter. it looks like an oil filter</div>

    Are you positive that 99 V6 has external filter?

    Thanks,

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    yep........should be under your air filter box, and look like a spin on oil filter. If I'm not mistaken, the 2000 and up Galants discontinued using the spin on filters and went just with the internal filter.

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    kutsyy
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    Just confirmed this with dealer, and you guys are absolutly correct, so this removes my question.

    THanks,

    PS: I am used to manual and I didn't even know that automatic can have filter outsite the transmition.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(suprdav2)</div><div class='quotemain'>yep........should be under your air filter box, and look like a spin on oil filter. If I'm not mistaken, the 2000 and up Galants discontinued using the spin on filters and went just with the internal filter.</div>

    really? i thought i noticed an external filter in my engine bay. ill check again.

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    Bringing this back from the dead, anyone know the Part # for the external filter on the 99? I can't find it anywhere locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greddy View Post
    Bringing this back from the dead, anyone know the Part # for the external filter on the 99? I can't find it anywhere locally.


    http://www.oemmitsubishiparts.com

    Type filter under the mechanical search. This will bring up different results. Look for transaxle automatic - 1999

    This will be what you're looking for. Use discount code GTuners when checking out =)



    You can also go to www.rockauto.com
    They have one available there under auto transmission under 1999 galant 2.4L
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    If you have a local CarQuest Auto Parts, the part number is 96067 :)
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    Its under maintenance and lubrication



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    Filter, galant, external 1999 MSRP$18.87 ACTUAL COST$14.29

    you wont get a part number till after you pay when it gives you an electronic receipt
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprdav2 View Post
    yep........should be under your air filter box, and look like a spin on oil filter. If I'm not mistaken, the 2000 and up Galants discontinued using the spin on filters and went just with the internal filter.
    So THAT'S why I don't have one... ALLDATA sucks sometimes.
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    Wasnt alldatas fault, DOT changed the rules regarding exposed tranny filters for 2k+ released cars. But blame alldata anyways cause they screw up enough stuff they can use the abuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubeiaire View Post
    Wasnt alldatas fault, DOT changed the rules regarding exposed tranny filters for 2k+ released cars. But blame alldata anyways cause they screw up enough stuff they can use the abuse.
    Yeah it's easier to blame them rather than the DOT. But DOT sucks too, they don't know how to fix these damn roads. What changed? My tranny has the spot for it, but it wasn't punched for the filter... Hmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedrewbert View Post
    Yeah it's easier to blame them rather than the DOT. But DOT sucks too, they don't know how to fix these damn roads. What changed? My tranny has the spot for it, but it wasn't punched for the filter... Hmmm
    Because it was more cost-effective to keep the same case but not punch the holes rather than redesigning a case without the mounting base for the filter. My brother's '01 was the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Rod View Post
    Because it was more cost-effective to keep the same case but not punch the holes rather than redesigning a case without the mounting base for the filter. My brother's '01 was the same way.
    Definitely makes sense... Doesn't that create a "weak" spot in the case? It doesn't affect the tranny's performance, right?
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    Thanks for the prompt responses guys!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedrewbert View Post
    Definitely makes sense... Doesn't that create a "weak" spot in the case? It doesn't affect the tranny's performance, right?
    depends on how thick the threadplug is. usually the thread plug is about 1/2- 1 inch think befor they thread/drill it.

    No prob Greddy. that will be $11.95prh
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