Get back to me, I hope I could help. Underneath the passenger side of the truck you will find the starter. Most parts houses will take it. While carefully holding the pan in place, remove… first thing is to secure the van by chocking the wheels and setting the parking brake. When you're in 1st gear, second gear is already selected on the other side, so when it shifts, the clutch on the first gear shaft merely opens and and the clutch on second gear's shaft merely closes.
This is the only way I'd flush. Keep your transmission as cool as possible. Top off to full make. The flush can push the debris into the valve body and cause all kinds of havoc. Automatic transmission fluid is very detergent by nature and when fresh fluid is put into a transmission that's very dirty from not ever being serviced, it has the tendency to dislodge metal, clutch and band lining and anything else that's trapped in the trans.
Have fun what ever you do. Also is the fluid getting leaked or its low. In addition, the vehicle must be level to ensure an accurate reading. Keep your transmission as cool as possible. Refill it with about 3 quarts then check it. We never had transmissions come back for anything but routine fluid changes. Click the link below:----- 2000 Toyota Camry: Transmission slipping and Stuck up? They did replace the filter at the same time.
Check your owners manual for capacity probably about 10 quarts. I had a gmc Denali vehicle never had any transmission maintenance done. Once the bearing is removed slide the rotar off. I have one so I'm familiar with them. Good luck and if I'm down that way, I'll take you up on that beer! Sometimes problems won't be immediate and show up weeks later. How do you know that fluid has been in the truck the whole time?? What I did was change it and put in a fresh filter, drive it for a short time, then change just the fluid.
In your case, the transmission fluid is way over it's life expectancy. . The flush can push the debris into the valve body and cause all kinds of havoc. You cannot remove the fluid from the torque converter assembly unless you physically remove the transmission. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level.
The motor itself is only secured to the firewall with three large screws however the sheet metal panel that covers the area directly behind the hood and in front of the windshield will need to be removed so that the drive arms can be…. I could probably do it but not sure I'm comfortable dropping the pan myself. The retainer clip for the speedometer cable must be removed along with the speedometer cable. This topic has been discussed to death. The statement about avoiding changing fluid that never was changed in 100,000 miles I think is still relevant. If you really want to change out all the fluid, do as I described above and you'll be ok. Remove the filler plug and inspect the fluid level.
Always drain coolant into a sealable container. It's essentially a manual transmission with a computer-controlled clutch actually two but I'll explain later. There is much more held in the converter. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. There I've never really been able to find anything from Ford that says to do it after X miles or Y period of time. To me it's like changing only 3 or 4 quarts of engine oil, and leaving the rest in.
Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jack stands. Just so I told you so,in the future I used to own a trans shop. Click the link below:----- 2000 Toyota Camry: Transmission slipping and Stuck up? Change your fluid on a regular interval and stick to it. We need to make arrangements now to get our Nissan back to Sudbury. Most shops I have worked at stopped doing trans flushes, because of comeback issues.
I would never recommend getting a transmission power flushed or back flushed with any machine. In your case, the transmission fluid is way over it's life expectancy. However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, i. I could probably do it but not sure I'm comfortable dropping the pan myself. We had no choice but to take the long scenic route through Algonquin Park! Needless to say, shifts depending on the software can be nearly instantaneous. Nov 24, 2012 Transmission gear assembly and transmission needs inspection. I once calculated how many times you need to change the fluid to get a high percentage of flesh fluid throughout the whole system.
You never know how well the machine is maintained or what other transmission fluids are mixed in and not compatible with your transmission! If your ever down towards Columbus let me know and I'll buy ya a beer sometime. Change your fluid on a regular interval and stick to it. Because transmissions are such complex systems, our recommendation is to bring your vehicle in to Mister Transmission, where our technicians have the training and the equipment to properly assess the problem. The days of periodically checking your transmission fluid level by pulling a metal dipstick from a tube alongside your engine are rapidly coming to a close. I should note that I mistyped. I have owned my 97 F-150 since new and I presently have 228K miles on it with the original transmission. I'll have to see if I can find a pan with a drain plug to install on there if mine doesn't already have one.