Should I change the transmission fluid in my 1985 Dodge 600?
I know this has been asked many times already. Probably today. I just bought a 1985 Dodge 600 Convertible. It shows 71,000 miles on odometer.It does not have a 100s place on odometer but the interior and exterior look like it could not have rolled over to 171,000. The top has been painted with that plastic stuff they put on a screen door in the bottom of a boat. My question is an age old one, to change the transmission fluid or not to change the transmission fluid. I emptied the power steering fluid and refilled and bled out any air. I bled the brakes completely to have all fluid new. The radiator fluid is green. What should I do about the tranny. It shifts fine. It has a cooler tied to the front of the radiator but I haven't traced it down to see if it is for engine oil or is it a cheep fix for a radiator transmission cooler repair. The turbo has been long since disconnected but that's to be dealt with at a later time. It starts and runs fine. The only big question I have right now is the transmission fluid dilema. I wanted a convertible but my wife said we couldn't afford one so I proved her wrong. I think I am the third owner. I saw what Scotty said about 30,000 miles for an old car and 60,000 miles for a newer one