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Last Post 02 Dec 2010 04:50 PM by  TeamRX8
montero
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thewelder
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22 Nov 2010 09:59 PM
    Does anyone on here tow with a Montero. I just bought one for the wife but it will also be my tow rig. Any advise would be nice. Thanks Chad
    Steve Hoelscher
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    28 Nov 2010 03:23 PM
    I don't tow with a Montero but the transmission is basically an Aisin-Warner unit. A variation of this unit is what Toyota uses in their trucks. Its a pretty good unit but like anything else you need to use it properly. Install an auxiliary transmission cooler and use a quality fluid. Change it annually. And only tow in OD if the torque converter clutch doesn't hunt in/out of lockup.
    TeamRX8
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    02 Dec 2010 04:50 PM
    I would revise Steve's fluid change statement to "annually or every 15,000 miles if heavy towing is involved during that period, whichever comes first"
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