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Any competent mechanic should be able to do this, easy enough to do at home too if you're mechanically inclined.
Sure changing he fluid and replacing the seal is easy but I would like them to make sure everything is in good working order
 

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Sure changing he fluid and replacing the seal is easy but I would like them to make sure everything is in good working order
Having worked on a few transmissions, you can usually judge pretty well the condition by the fluid that comes out, if you see a large number of metal flakes you might have an issue, but even a little glitter isn't abnormal. Unless you have had an incident which is expected to have caused damage, such as operating with the wrong/no fluid, introduction of debris, etc, there is unlikey to be any significant issue; transmissions like these are relatively simple and reliable. They are sold as sealed units with the fluid intended to serve for the "lifetime" of the transmission; I personally think it good to change it every decade/100k miles, but I would not spend the money or effort to open it up for an inspection unless there was a very good reason to.

Any particular reason you are concerned about the transmission?
 

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You mail it in.

Just remember, the postal employees are not the brightest bulbs on the Xmas tree,
avoid hassling with them, and drop it in the blue bin outside...
 

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I've been using George Murphy for probably 20 years for both oil and transmission fluid analysis. I highly recommend him. Tell him I sent you his way. Cost is $14.95 for one.


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2014 EV Coupe 20,000 miles
2014 EV Cabriolet 18,500 miles
 

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Change you transmission oil yourself. It really doesn’t need to be analyze. Really what’s it going to tell.
 
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