Dang... I guess I'm going to tell the dealership to skip the filter change. I'm sure that can get real expensive real quick. I was hoping it was like the 6 speed. I'm having the transmission fluid changed along with the rear diff.Yes it has a filter, no it is not like the 6 speed. The 9 speed transmission filter is an internal filter that is not designed to be changed like the 6 speed can.