I suspect you have … a M50D-R2 1988-96 If you want Go Here to confirm. First of all, I'd recommend you to buy the correct transmission oil from the dealer. Most parts houses will take it. Install new filter and pan gasket and gently tighten bolts. Doing it this way replaces all the fluid in the transmission, including that which is in the converter. An Automatic transaxle can be changed along with the filter when car has been recently used. I'm not sure of the automatic transmission fluid, but the manual transmission uses regular transmission fluid.
As to the fluid that will depend on the transmission you have. Dispose of old fluid correctly. Our Ford dealership has closed the replacement did also! First trans started leaking badly by the front seal area. I am not sure but I think you can add the fluid right where the dip stick is located. You'll need about 10L-15L of replacement fluid. Torque values are 15-22 ft-lbs on the drain plug 2. Without the right level the tranny would stick, crunch and thud.
When adding transmission fluid to your Fusion, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Refill by reinstalling the drain plug, using a funnel, and my book says Mercon automatic transmission fluid using care to not overfill. The torque specifications are not critical like head bolts or lug nuts. Answer drop the pan, replace filter, clean pan replace gasket torq bolts to spec. Some mechanics will do this by either: 1 using a pump to pump out the old fluid and replace it with new 2 disconnecting the oil l … ines that go through the oil cooler and let the engine pump it out while simultaneously replacing it The bad side of these methods is that they do not replace the filter. Make sure the old rubber seal is removed and the new one in place when installing the new filter.
But the system should be flushed. It's best to add 4 quarts then start the vehicle and check the level. Make sure you install the correct lube. Also, note that the fluid needed is specifically Mercon V. There is an electical connector that must be disconnected. Seems unlikely You are 100% correct. I am not sure of the torque value but the transmission is made ofT-6 and it would not be hard to strip the bolts so do not over tighten.
I would change the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles, no matter what the manual says. You will need a long thin spouted funnel to be able to get the fluid to the right location. Good maintenance on an autotrans not expensive. Why won't they stand behind the default. I shared the trick and he was amazed that he had never heard of it.
Fluid will spill out, and if you are careful it will make a mess so use newspapers under your catch pan. Remove the filter by removing the 3 retaining bolts. The new one is installed by pushing it firmly in place where the old one once was. The fluid is pumped into the tranny through the drain plug with a special adapter tool. Make sure that you clean all the metal dust from the magnet that is fitted around the bolt hole.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Fusion, 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. As others say have the fluid changed. Hopefully you'll have a dip stick under bonnet you can put it into, if not you'll have to buy a pump and pump it into the access hole on the side of the transmission. Once you have the filter off make sure that you remove the old filter bushing from inside the transmission and that the new bushing matches the old one. Car makers now want to make their products appear to be maintenance-free or low-maintenance, but this is not wise if you intend to keep the car for an extended period of time.
Remove the pan some fluid still exists in the pan using the jack only just enough to clear the pan is necessary. To get the amount right the tranny has to be at the right operating temperature due to the expansion of the fluid at higher temps. Refill it with about 3 quarts then check it. Unhook the hose which leads from the transmission into the cooler, probably bottom pasenger side hose. Your owners manual will specify what type of fluid to buy and what your transaxle capacity for fluid is in the back index section of the Owner's Guide. If you still have problems, consider the Trans Solenoid Contol Pack, remove trans pan to replace If the tach ever flairs up, and the shifts are not crisp,stop driving it immediately and change solenoids Nov 09, 2010 If you want to burn it up, in about three years All transmissions require fluid changes,not more than 30,000 miles or three years. Clean the pan of the transmission completely including the magnet.