Get under the truck and leave the vinyl hose connected, but move it out of the way. Ford recommends that Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant which is yellow in color for the radiator and cooling system of all F-150 engines. If fluid is a qt low you ahould check transmission lines going from radiator to the tranny as there is a leak somewhere. Optional — place the junk cardboard under the bucket so that you do not get any spills onto your garage floor. Due to the heat generated in the transmission, the fluid can break down over time. Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. You may wait 10-20 seconds for the fluid to fully travel through the lines and exit out.
However, newer truck models with the 6R80 will have a hidden dipstick located on the actual transmission body. You can check when it's cold, but transmission fluid will expand with heat, making the warmer reading a more accurate one. This will keep the vinyl hose pointing into the bucket. If you are experiencing erratic shifting, transmission. The coolant should be diluted with distilled water to a 50:50 ratio. If it is low your will need to add ford only transmission fluid which will come in a variety of manufactures.
Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler. Dirty fluid can cause issues ranging from a check engine light to damaged transmission internals. Hopefully you pulled through that parking spot! Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler. Check the fluid after the vehicle has warmed up and with the engine running. Route the tubing around so it does not kink anywhere. It should be either bright red, or in some cases, nearly clear.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009 22's answer as to location is correct. To get the transmission up to the correct temperature, drive around until the engine is warm. 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. If you are not familiar with the way this transmission is designed in the F150, refer to the diagram below. If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system.
Your Ford-150 or Super Duty transmission needs extra attention at least every 2 years or every 30,000 miles. An overheating transmission can be the first warning sign to a disastrous outcome if not properly diagnosed and fixed. Posted on Mar 08, 2010 At idle and the vehicle in nuetral check your transmission fluid level. If you can get a helper person, you can probably finish in 2 hours. Since my truck is a 2002, I was not able to access a drain plug in the torque converter.
The other option only removes about 4 quarts of the transmission fluid and is not very effective. The cooled transmission fluid then returns to the transmission where it is utilized in the valve body and torque converter to keep the vehicle moving forward. The truck may have warmed up at this point, so you can break until it cools as the exhaust will have gotten fairly hot from the constant start ups. Check the fluid when the trans is warm because trans fluid expands with heat and you want to make sure you don't overfill. You should be familiar with the terms used in this writeup and understand what is meant when direction is specified on a vehicle forward, rear, driver-side, passenger-side, etc.
If you drain the converter then it will take about 14 to 16 quarts. Allow the excess tubing to hang down to the ground and cut the tubing where it meets the ground. I would try not to extract more than 3 quarts at a time. I believe that anyone with a general knowledge of automotive handywork should be able to do this job on a weekend afternoon. A flush is the only way to change it all out. There are myriad web pages on the internet for servicing the 4R70W, as it is the automatic transmission commonly used in Mustangs and in Crown Victorias, but very few resources when it comes to servicing the transmission in a truck.
Note that Mercon V is not a brand, but a lubricant characteristic specification created by Ford Motor Company. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-877-866-8372 ex. The owner's manual of every Ford truck includes the specifications for the various fluids the truck requires, and the 2005 Ford F-150 pickup is no exception. The smaller nut requires very little to be loosened and will spin freely when completely loosened. You may need to add a bit of a sixth quart, but you should be fine with five. Check your transmission fluid's color against this chart.
Have you tried to shift your Super Duty into gear but it just won't budge? By this time, the engine and transmission should be warmed up, so check the transmission fluid dip stick to see if you are in the hash marks. We have compiled the handy chart below to help you select the correct Transfer Case Fluid for your Ford 4x4. If fluid is a qt low you ahould check transmission lines going from radiator to the tranny as there is a leak somewhere. Then all that will do is speed the process up. It's also the first thing your should check if the transmission is misbehaving. For older transfer cases, you can upgrade to newer synthetic base fluids, but you should rebuild or at least replace the old seals as additives in synthetic fluids may not be compatible with old seals. The coolant should be diluted with distilled water to a 50:50 ratio.