Do yourself a favor and drop the pan and change the filter while you are at it. The truck will be pulling a horse trailer of unknown weight to and from and then whatever driving around is done while they are there for a month. The filter will need to be replaced, but I hear they aren't often dirty. The owners of the truck think they changed it since they bought the truck a couple years ago with around 135-150k on it but don't remember for sure. Don't know if yours is that way or not. Replaced 5 quarts, started engine, pumped out till bubbles. T … hen the transmission is at proper level.
Double checked for leaks, all is dry after another run down the road at highway speeds. Second because Mark was a designer of the 4r100 transmission. When I saw airbubbles start, turned off the engine. I know, this is probably beat to death, and I have the document printed from this site on the recommended method of change, but when reading the Haynes manual vs this document, I see some confusion. Then you mix your new fluid with the old fluid. This will provide extra insurance in the event that the motor overheats.
Its about 3 feet long. A good certified rebuilder will know how to build them to last. There have been different size cooler lines over the years, so check before buying! Then, I broke open the filter and it was nice and red color and not dark gray color like before. You may use either conventional or synthetic, as long as it meets the above requirements. Don't know if your local builder does or not but it's something to consider.
Draining the fluid from the pan was 7 quarts exactly. I have seen transmissions go at 15,000 miles and last well over 200,000, all brands. It is held in place by the pan. There had been alot of talk a couple of years ago on the Ford pick up sites that have the same tranny and Mobil 1 seemed to be a winner. I give him business and loyalty and he has given me the same.
Here is a little tip: mount the cooler in between the cooler line coming out of the factory cooler and the return line going back into the transmission. I found that my 2002 did not have a drain plug on the torque converter. This site is neither authorized by, nor affiliated with, Ford Motor Company. The amount I found was expected and you could not tell it was metal unless looking at it in sunlight. Wiping the pan out showed it was very clean! It isn't only a stock vs. . As you know heat is a trannys worst enemy.
But we didn't want to put new fluid in it and send them on their way onto to have them run into a problem with it partway thru the trip. It actually specifies this: 12. The 4x4s have a deeper pan and thus a deeper pickup on the filter. Draining the pan and removing it took 7 quarts to refill. Ideally you want the transmission temperature to not go above 200 degrees.
There ideally should be none, but not many transmissions are ideal. How much does the torque converter hold? The tranny itself may have about a qt. Had to get from 2 different autoparts stores. They add power boosters that permit the big 7. However, I have towed much more in this 23K than I did with the 30K. If a decision has to be made to replace the transmission, I highly recommend you consider a as your first choice. They keep their foot on the gas pedal going up step hills that leads to overheating.
I just had mine done at jiffy lube. Don't forget, theyget parts and service for it anywhere. This info was from my local ford dealer, after i had my trans serviced and discovered they didnt change the filter andcouldnt understand why. Perhaps the semi-synthetic is doing it's job! All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I took the filter apart to inspect it out of curiosity. If it is, you need to put about 8-10 qts in the tranny after you have put the pan back on, start it up, disconnect the cooler line at the radiator and flush out that old fluid into a bucket and then keep putting new fluid in till it appears you have flushed out all the old fluid.