not sure if this is correct place to post this but I'm wanting to change the twist on filter on my tranny and I was planning on letting everything drain out and just replacing it with new fluid. the reason I'm coming to you guys besides my lack of knowledge in transmissions is since my 2002 has about 278k on it and my fluid smells a bit burnt, is this a good idea? tranny shifts fine but sometimes it down shifts kinda hard and out of the blue and during normal driving conditions. I'm almost 100% positive this filter has never been changed and neither has the fluid. also my fill tube has broken in half, I have a new one but from what I've heard it's a royal pain in the ass to change (any pointers on doing that would be awesome) I was planning on just putting some rubber hose around the break so it doesn't come off every time I remove the dip stick. any suggestions would be awesome thanks guys. probably planning on doing this either today or tomorrow because I'm going on a 9 hr trip to do some turkey huntin this weekend and would like it to be running right but if I run the risk of something bad happening I won't lol thanks guys.