Motorcraft Mercon V® Transmission Fluid is recommended for all automatic transmissions requiring Ford Mercon V® transmission fluid. And as of the last two weeks this still hasn't solved the shift problem. Synthetic transmission fluid is not a good idea for these transmissions, your best off with the Motorcraft stuff. And I'm getting angrier the more I think about all the crookedness of Ford. Make sure you have a large catch pan like 3 gallons or bigger cause there's lots of fluid in there.
I feel the Ford Motor Company knows about this problem and hopes no one will report. Remove the cap and there should be a tube under it you can pour the fluid in. But when he re synchro'd that transmission he put it back in the same way he took it out even though he thought it was incorrect. If this is an automatic transmission, the pan must be removed in order for the fluid to drain. What year is your car. Your shifts will be firm and velvet smooth.
Not night and day, but definitely noticeably better than whatever came with my 2014. This article applies to the Ford. I called Fords customer service just to run around in circles and get nowhere. The best way imo to add the fluid is to buy a suction device, like a hand operated one. Almost two hours later my local dealership gave me a call back stating I can use Mercon V because their suppliers said it's safe. This article applies to the Ford.
So I told him I would drive it and get back before my warranty ran out. I have a 5 speed tremec in my stang which I found out uses automatic Mercon V fluid from the Ford factory. Once most of the pouring has stopped, the few remaining bolts are slowly removed, allowing removal of the pan and access to the filter. I called my local Ford dealership and the could not give me an answer. The fluid level should be about a half an inch below the fill hole. Repeat the process for the drain plug.
Motorcraft automatic transmission fluid with Mercon® V provides superior wear protection and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam. Repeat this procedure for the other corners. This whole thing is just sickening and sad. Also check with your owner's manual to see how much fluid your … transmission holds. This article applies to the Ford. Or will they tell the truth when they take it apart even? I know for a fact when the fluid is colder on startup it grinds, locks you out or notches or catches badly in 2nd gear.
I literally almost get ran over in traffic trying to take off because I have to shift so slowly. Continually worse I thought it was from a bend I noticed in the same rim. After five visits to the dealership where I purchased the vehicle Cutter Ford Aiea and being told 1. The lower is for drainin … g, the upper is for filling. Remove the fill plug with an 8mm Allen wrench or socket.
I can proudly say that every single one of my family members has owned a mustang at one point or another! I want to change the transmission fluid, but I'm reading conflicting information about whether or not it is a good idea; essentially that it can disrupt the natural balance of things by cleaning out residue. Ford designs their equipment around their own fluid. This article applies to the Ford Mustang 1996-2004. Dirt inside the fluid can scar and scratch the metal surfaces, leading to a harsh shifting engagement. There is no dipstick for transmission oil, at least not on the manual transmission. The mix is also a bit thicker than the stock fill so it should protect the trans from wear better.
Your transmission will be fine with that many miles and the current fluid, but it cannot hurt to change it. A hand pump equipped with a rubber hose can be used to pump the fluid up into the pan. Using a funnel add the appropiate amount of trans fluid check the owners manual for the amount and type of fluid. This is especially true if you have a more aggressive driving style with frequent gear changes and higher transmission temperatures that accompany it. Kiss my ass is all I have to say to that. Step 2 — Drain the transmission Locate the fill and drain plugs. You also need to drain the torque converter.
This article applies to the Ford Mustang 1996-2004. The very short stick is sometimes labeled and sometimes not, but usually located near the transaxle in front wheel drive. The pump and rubber hose is attached to the fitting and fluid is pumped up into the transmisssion pan. Royal Purple is the only one I have found so far besides Motorcraft? Cold shifting was way improved, and when it got hot at the track, there were no problems. Fill until oil pours out of the fill hole.
Still didn't solve the shift problem. I laughed about the funny comment she made Ford Rep about asking your dealer as to what they recommend. The extra pin made it so that 2nd gear wasnt fully engaging. There is a rubber plug in the bottom of the housing towards the front. Putting in factory recommended fluids is critical to the successful upkeep of your Mustang. That is the same transmission he said the direction of the synchro assembly appeared the wrong direction and he had put it back that way. When it stops running out, put the plug back in.