Just drained mine on my 04 XLT V6 SOHC,,,, bit messy but thanks to this thread,,, it went smoothly. Car has 106k miles and as far as I know this is the first trans fluid change (I've had it since 45k miles),,, fluid looked great,,, still nice and purple and didn't smell burnt. I do have one question though,, when doing just a partial change (without dropping the pan) wouldn't it be easier to take out the large drain plug rather than the little one in the middle? Wouldn;t you get more fluid out that way? Or am I missing something? Thanks again to all who contributed to this thread.