It should work for you Mustang owners, too! We found this post and from there he was able to locate the dipstick. That magnetic field is used to move a plunger that is attached to a valve. All I did was wipe it out with a microfiber cloth. Have you heard of this or any suggestions? I will be doing the same process in a few hundred miles or next oil change to get more of the old fluid out, but dropping the pan this time to clean out the magnet. Will frequent changes damage my transmission? Frequent stop-and-go driving, towing, or snow plowing heats up the transmission and shortens fluid life. This transmission has no engine bay dip stick. I dont believe you can over maintain a transmission.
Now, do I have a 4 speed? If you do the change, you will probably need 7-8qts depending on how much comes out. But I was wondering if that would cause the check engine light to come on? I was inspecting a 2007 Navi today to buy it and after 30 seconds looking at the engine compartment trying to find the trans. Im thinking of dropping the pan and replacing the filter. As the gearshift and clutch, located inside the car, are manipulated by the driver, the gears move into place. I just went back under the truck periodically and raised the tubing until I was at the full mark. If you live in a city and rarely put any highway miles on your vehicle, the transmission is under high stress. I actually got allot of request for this video to be done and I think it turned out well.
When the transmission fluid is replaced in the proper manner, your whole transmission and your factory transmission oil cooler is flushed clean and replaced with fresh fluid, which is much better than just a simple drain and re-fill. Unfortunately the same thing happened to me as Pam — the dipstick broke off as I was removing it into the pan! Anything outside this range may indicate a problem with the solenoid. I think ford knows the fact about replacing the oil on the transmission would kill the transmission quickly and by removing the dip stick, this act will be limited to them. Furthermore, the transmission fluid filter and gaskets will need to be inspected. If you have it on ramps, the fluid will be parallel to level ground, which will throw the dispstick reading off. My understanding is that the 240 range is the danger zone and you'll see your gauge leap up to yellow. While overall a good transmission, here are a couple thing you should watch out for.
The setup is the same for any 6R60 or 6R80 transmission found in many Ford Vehicles but this one is demonstrated on a F150. The line coming out of the passenger side of the atf cooler is the pressure side and fluid will pump out of it from your transmission. These should not be flushed the temp will never stay hot enough so they will circulate 12 qts through the cooler and that's it. With an automatic transmission, the gears are lined up on the shaft, but the gears change by manipulation of the gas pedal inside the car. How ignorant can one be? Owner with these types of vehicles tend to tow or carry payloads above the factory recommended limit. No dipstick, dealer only service, etc. I hope this information helps.
It is not worse or better. If anyone needs the part it's 6L2Z-7A010-C. It has a lip that will keep it from falling all the way in, so insert it til it stops: Then simply pull it out and check your fluid level: Now, I obviously am made of steel, since I was able to have my hand up against the catalytic converter and not be burned. Transmission fluid lubricates the gears and makes it easier for them to move as the process of switching gears is completed. Just tell them you need the filter and gasket for the change. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own.
It is used in many popular Ford vehicles, including the , Lincoln Navigator, Explorer, Explorer Sport, Mercury Mountaineer, F-150, Mustang and Ranger. It has just turned 90K. It only takes a little bending to put this rig into the hole seating it with the washer. I recommend some Mechanix-type heat-resistant gloves for the next few steps. We also cover the Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar. When I went to Ford, they advised me against changing filter, just do a fluid flush again but not open it at this point.
Later, I googled and found out about the little dipstick. The basic definition of a transmission is the part of a vehicle that transfers the power from the engine to the wheels. Before removing the driveshaft, drain the fluid from the transmission. Big thanks to Makuloco for posting all of the great videos here! I read old transmission fluid could be the cause or the spark plugs not ready for that headache yet. The solenoids are nothing more than fancy electrical magnets. Over 240 is risking frying something.
I had to do all this in order to change out the leaking electrical connector. Although its a late response wanted to share my experience. I didn't have to use any cleaner on the pan because it was super clean inside. Over time, these contaminants will cause the fluid to thicken and no longer do its job effectively. The vehicle will need to be supported, and the old fluid will need to be drained, and disposed of properly. I bought a torque converter elsewhere and replaced it myself.
Glad that I broke it before I dropped the pan and wasn't able to measure the new fluid. I think they believe they can protect the users from damaging their own cars, but they for sure missed the point of inspection is a right for the consumer. I asked them if they would check my transmission fluid level. This box will disappear once registered! The 1 Ford Explorer enthusiast resource on the Internet since 1996. As the driver presses on the gas pedal, the gears shift up automatically depending on the current speed. If you do it this way you will only be replacing about 3-4 quarts or so of transmission oil.