Please excuse the crudeness of my drawing Basically, the transmission utilizes a closed-loop cooling system where the transmission fluid is pumped forward of the vehicle to the radiator where it is cooled via the engine fan and airflow when driving down the road. On some gears, you may experience a slight delay in movement while fluid fills the valve body. The fluid is typically red in color and translucent. Use a degreaser to clean the threads. I did some research on some of the more popular forums that discuss the 4R70W , , and found some people mentioning that they were able to use the cooler lines to perform a fluid exchange. Start the engine and allow to warm up to normal operating temperature.
Learn how to check the condition of transmission fluid, what the different conditions mean and what, if anything, you need to do to keep your transmission running smooth. If you are having problems with the transmission in your F-150, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. I think I had around. It's my understanding it holds 2. It does have a check hole on the side, about half way up from the bottom of the casing.
Step 1 — Remove fill plug Before draining the transmission, it's a good rule of thumb to remove the fill plug first. I believe these are supposed to be used for mixing paint, but they work just fine. The transmission fluid will fill the bucket quickly, so keep an active eye on when you begin seeing bubbles in the vinyl line, as this indicates that the bulk of the transmission fluid has been sucked out of the transmission pan. Other compounds that make up automatic transmission fluid include rust and corrosion inhibitors, detergents, anti-foam additives, anti-oxidation compounds. Okay- Do not put automatic transmission fluid in a manual transmission! Once you're sure it's in correctly tighten it down with a wrench but don't gorilla finger it on.
Install the new filter in reverse order. Allow the excess tubing to hang down to the ground and cut the tubing where it meets the ground. In 2004, it became the first truck to provide a rear-hinged access panel to allow easy entry into behind-seat storage for Regular Cab trims. The easiest way to do this is to remove one of the transmission cooler lines where it enters the radiator. Then use a wire brush, in needed, to remove any remaining gasket material.
Any code within this range point to a transmission related fault. Does your transmission need rebuilt? Match the size of this bucket or containers with the number of new quarts of Mercon V that you plan on using. The pan itself has some weight, but will be considerably lighter since it does not contain an entire 4. The sensor output is used to calculate injector pulse width. At this point the fluid no longer provides adequate lubrication and the clutch plates burn up and slip badly.
Carefully remove the bolts by one corner of the pan. Vehicle owners become aware of a transmission fluid leak either when checking the fluid level and seeing that it is low or seeing a red colored fluid on their driveway or garage floor. Add some fluid if needed, but only a little at a time. . There are two plugs, make sure you take off the top one, the bottom one is to drain it, top to check it of course.
Most Ford truck automatics went from Mercon to Mercon V during the 1998 model year. Amsoil recommends using 0W-20 motor oil for maximum performance and 5W-20 oil for general performance. Place the pan back up onto the transmission. Once clean, apply gasket sealer to the pan flange and press the gasket onto the pan. Not good, but no harm done. But the first question you should ask yourself iis why you are low in the first place.
The fuel filter should be replaced every 25,000 miles. Note that Mercon V is not a brand, but a lubricant characteristic specification created by Ford Motor Company. . Avoid Overfilling: To avoid overfilling, add only a small amount of transmission fluid before rechecking the level. If you find a little plastic plug with a rubber o-ring, don't worry, this was in the dipstick tube while the engine was assembled on the assembly line and falls into the transmission pan. Before we proceeed, I should explain what exactly is being done in this procedure since I am not simply regurgitating the information in the Haynes manual.