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Old 11-28-2011, 12:34 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by veronaqueen View Post
Nice job! Glad to know there's hope for me to do just about anything to my Hocus Focus :)

Side note/warning to other Focus owners: just a heads up for anyone out there who wants a tranny flush done by the pros-- Aamco and other transmission specialist companies will try to charge you upwards of $300 for a flush and claim we can only use Mercon V, since it's supposedly Ford-specific fluid. Just got mine done by Sears for $100, all parts and labor included.

Just a heads up - Sears will only do a transmission pan fluid exchange and only on cars with less than 100k miles. It's Sears policy not to do pan fluid changes on cars with over 100k miles as "they need a full service and a full fluid exchange/ flush with a transmission filter".

So you are probably seeing the difference in price because they change 2, maybe three quarts of fluid instead of a couple of gallons and the filter.
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