And I do not baby my cars. Transmission fluid breaks down just like motor oil. Hopefully you pulled through that parking spot! Step 3 - Visually check transmission fluid quality Make sure your vehicle is parked on a level surface and pull out the dipstick. I have a 03 F150 4. At this torque spec the plastic washer visible crushes down.
Set the torque wrench to 14 N-m 10. Pan bolts are easily over-tightened and are easily stripped. Wait for the transmission fluid to finish draining into the pan below, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Jack up the truck and remove all jack stands. Total time for me to do the job was just under 2. While changing fluid is important, the number one killer of automatic transmissions is heat. Then, I was at my local ford dealer, they reccommended that I get a tranny flush and fill.
Check your transmission fluid's color against this chart. Be careful not to damage the o-ring seal on the fitting. Viewers understand that anything contained in this video or linked to or from this video is the sole responsibility of the viewer and in no way provides an express or implied warranty as to the safety or effectiveness of any linked tool, product, or video. Once clean, apply gasket sealer to the pan flange and press the gasket onto the pan. I called the dealer where I bought the truck. Looking from driverside across to the passenger side: Closeup: Place the drain pan underneath the cooler and disconnect the fitting on the right hand side of the picture above. Flushing the system gives you the opportunity to replace the 16 or so quarts of fluid entirely.
In addition, there is no way to guarantee that the video is not altered or modified or is not in the final form submitted by FordTechMakuloco and therefore, FordTechMakuloco does not warrant that the video is unaltered or not modified. Customers could order from a number of different cab designs, including an extended cab that could hold up to six people. You can check when it's cold, but transmission fluid will expand with heat, making the warmer reading a more accurate one. At this point the fluid no longer provides adequate lubrication and the clutch plates burn up and slip badly. So, as long as your warranty is in effect, you'll want to follow the manufacturer's guidelines exactly when adding fluid or when servicing the transmission. Told me Ford recommends this and the pan should not be removed.
Then engage your park brake and place the truck in neutral. Measure out the drained fluid a quart at a time adding in a new quart for each quart of old fluid drained. Even when I take it in for the basic maintenance the mechanic says the tranny is doing great. Great write up and though. With the engine still at idle, check the fluid level and add more fluid as needed.
And the A+O company left town a year after they did me wrong. It was also found in the pickup truck. By - September 17, 2014 This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and the F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Lower it to the ground with the torque converter installed. Tighten transmission pan bolts in a crisscross pattern - tighten per the manufacturer's bolt torque specifications. I have a fully equipped garage, or when others do it, I supply parts and supplies.
I've done it three times in about 125k miles, though not at regular time intervals. Grab the line you disconnected and point the fitting down at the drain pan and then start the truck. By the mid-1990s, Ford had converted what was once a vehicle only found on job sites and farms, to a vehicle that was being used as a family car. This allows the pan to tilt downward on one end so the fluid can drain. You can discard this or keep it as a souvenir. Now this is where having a remote start is nice, if not you may want to grab another person to help you out.
The maintenance requires only a few tools and about an hour. Admittedly, it's a stupid design, but it's not at all difficult to check or service. Pull the dipstick out of the filler tube and set aside. Plus they said who knows if this is true that it will benefit my extended warranty by having this done. How you drive has everything to do with how often you should change your tranny fluid and filter. . I chose to put it at almost the lowest point.
You must be very careful not to strip these bolts. I think people like this should be treated as criminals. You'll want to test the fluid while it's warm if your truck is in driveable condition. It should not be on very tight and should take little force to loosen it. I used an old measuring cup that have in my shop mine drained a little over 2qts until it sputtered. I know this is ancient history, but the company beginning in A and ending in O did quite a screw job to me back in 85 on a transmission overhaul. Then proceed to install the remaining bolts by hand.