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. Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. Refill through the dipstick tube with the same amount as you just pumped 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. You'll want to test the fluid while it's warm if your truck is in driveable condition.
You must remove the driver side panel under the steering column. Replace the pan, using the reusable gasket. Remove the filter compartment access cover. Get under the truck and leave the vinyl hose connected, but move it out of the way. This is the line towards the rear of the transmission. Since my truck is a 2002, I was not able to access a drain plug in the torque converter. The transmission fluid dipstick is circled in red.
It looks like a bright yellow ring. At this point overfilling by no more than one quart won't hurt anything. When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting and allow oil to flow into crankcase. In most cases when people you don't explicitly trust move their lips they lie. A clothes pin can replace the person holding the line in the bucket. Repeat until you have added 13 quarts with the 4R70W.
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. Not good, but no harm done. If you can get a helper person, you can probably finish in 2 hours. Check your transmission fluid's color against this chart. Is your Super Duty suddenly and stubbornly refusing to go into reverse? To drain the torque converter remove the shield or the rubber plug in some models and turn the flywheel until you see the drain plug. Run the engine until you see some air in the clear tubing. Repeat until you have added 13 quarts with the 4R70W.
Note that Ford does not recommend ever changing the filter. The other thing is trust. This is where the fluid comes out. The flasher has a black cover over it which is twice the size of the flasher. This is where the second person comes in handy.
Heat and broken parts will shorten the life of your fluid, but in general, your transmission fluid will last the life of your truck. I was personally frustrated with the lack of any useful information on performing the fluid change procedure, so I researched and researched and put together this guide. If the transmission fluid level in your Expedition is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. The one I am rebuilding this week is an 05 and doesn't have a drain plug on it not many do anymore. You have now emptied the bulk of the transmission fluid in the pan.
Unfortunately, most repair shops know this, and will take advantage of the situation by reaching deep into your pocket. The cooler reduces the heat in the oil and that is one place where suspended solids like to accumulate by falling out of solution. I believe these are supposed to be used for mixing paint, but they work just fine. It is held in place by the pan. As long as the fluid meets or exceeds Mercon V, you will be fine. Run the engine for 30 seconds, then stop and add six more quarts. Things you need to get started: a.
Your Ford-150 or Super Duty transmission needs extra attention at least every 2 years or every 30,000 miles. You need to take it out either way. Remove the dipstick from the plug and you can check the fluid level. Remove the clear line and reconnect the cooler line to the transmission. 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. There is much more held in the converter. This will keep the vinyl hose pointing into the bucket.
This will change some fluid that would otherwise be trapped in the valve body, accumulators, and clutches. Check the fluid level and use the last quart to top off. The chilling effect of spilled… It is possible to set off the airbag when replacing the flasher so it is a good idea to disconnect the battery before attempting to replace the flasher. Why flush the dirt from the filter back through the trans and the torque converter? There are 2 different type of flashing units the cheap one for about 30 dollars like mine, or the expensive one for like 100 dollars. Think of it this way. You may use either conventional or synthetic, as long as it meets the above requirements.
If you want to have piece of mind knowing you love your truck then give it some high quality synthetic trans oil and a hug. Position the bucket so that you can easily see the quart markings point the markings toward the driver side if you are working solo. If you unscrew the plug there's a little stubby dipstick inside. Match the size of this bucket or containers with the number of new quarts of Mercon V that you plan on using. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free so please,! Your transmission fluid should be in this range when cold.