How often should I do a Transmission flush? - Hyundai Forum - Hyundai Enthusiast Forums

Go Back   Hyundai Forum - Hyundai Enthusiast Forums > Vehicle Line Up > Hyundai Santa Fe

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2008, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Default How often should I do a Transmission flush?

I took my 05 Santa Fe in the shop today for an oil change and they told me I needed a transmission flush (im at 49,000 miles) and a coolant flush as well.

I'm looking at my $300 sales receipt and realize I got screwed royally!

my question is - how often is a transmission flush recommended or needed?

also - how much fluid should they be putting back into the truck? my invoice says 13 @ $3.99 - is that too much? $51.87 for fluid?

If its legit than no problem but if they ripped me off b/c they could and b/c I am female then I am going to go back up there with legal representation - this place apparently has a reputation for pushing services on women who come in there alone to get repairs or maintenance

Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 04:44 PM
NovaResource's Avatar
Super Moderator
2008 Kia Rondo
My Garage
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cyberspace
Posts: 5,089
Default RE: How often should I do a Transmission flush?

You could get away with a pan drain at 30K and then a full flush at 60K but Ialways flush my auto trans every 30K miles. Same for the coolant. What you paid seems about right. I paid a little more on the 3 cars I had done but that's because they all had the full 30K mile service.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 04:50 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,254
Default RE: How often should I do a Transmission flush?

My limited knowledge tells me $300 is high, but not an outrage. And 13 quarts is not too much because they have to "flush" the thing, so that means they have to run fluid through it to clean out the dirty stuff, in addition to replace the old fluid. So that leaves the antifreeze change, which also means they have to "flush" the thing for it to be done right, but they can use water to flush, then replace with 50/50 antifreeze mix.

Now all this supposes they did the proper job, didn't skimp. My question is this: Did you do it at the dealer, or did you go to another shop someplace? The reason I ask is because they were supposed to use the Hyundai spec trans fluid, and not Dextron II or III. Anything less is wrong, and it needs to be changed again.

So again... where did you have it changed? And what kind of fluid did they use?

Last edited by NovaResource; 09-20-2011 at 08:22 PM.
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How often does the turbo really kick in? daniel2229 Hyundai Santa Fe 2 11-15-2014 09:20 AM
How often should tires be balanced? jasmineflower General Tech Help 3 02-01-2013 12:35 AM
How Often to Flush Fluids? Also Brake Pads? lammie10 Hyundai Elantra 14 08-22-2010 12:37 AM
Headlights burning out often on 2006 Sonata shadango Hyundai Sonata 2 03-06-2010 11:49 PM
How often is recommended? buenolui Hyundai Sonata 6 10-03-2007 09:31 PM

antifreeze, auto, azera, changing, elantra, fe, fill, flush, how, hyundai, often, santa, sonata, transmission, tucson

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.