Re: Transmission (automatic) fluid and filter change, 2.3L, 5 speed
I did mine using the walkthrough about a year ago and tried to get as much of the old fluid out as possible. I'd estimate that I probably got out half or only a little more, I checked the fluid color after changing and it was not quite as dark but still much darker than new fluid. I plan to do it again sometime soon.
The tranny sure didn't like the "pumping out" process desribed in the walkthrough though, when you shift through the gears. I remember it making buzzing noises (probably the pump for the fluid) and other strange noises too, it was somewhat scary and didn't get hardly much more fluid out. Anyone else that did this method, please chime in.