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fourthclassC

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Howdy, looking for recommendations here. About to do my first transmission fluid change. Looking for recommendations on fluid. synthetic or old style? thanks for anything. Planning to drop the pan so I can change out the filter. NOt sure about draining the converter. If it has a plug great. If not I think I may leave it and just live with the pan hold up volume change. I am concerned about pumping it out although I have heard others use that method successfully. Thanks ahead for any replies.

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Your owners manual will tell you what fluid to use.

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Your transmission came from the factory with MERCON V synthetic fluid. Use the same or equivalent fluid from other manufactures, such as Valvoline MaxLife.

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I think the Ford transmissions of that era have a drain plug on the torque converter. I know for certain that mine, a few years older, does have said plug. It usually takes a few blips of the starter to get the plug lined up with the access port.





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Posted: 09/24/20 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use Mobil 1 synthetic. Last year for TC drain plug I believe was 2001. Worth a look.


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My 02 V-10 Excursion used Mercon V. Merc V replaced the previous fluid for it. the Torque converter is supposed to have a drain plug that is accessed from a hole in the bottom of the bell housing. I never found a drain plug in my TC. I changed my fluid every 25k miles. at 50k and 100k miles it got a new filter. the gasket is reusable. there is a drain plug in the pan. with a filter change only it should be around 7 qts of fluid!
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Dino VS synthetic........go w/ the synthetic as long as it meets the specs for your year trans.


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Just drop the pan and replace filter then add the the lost fluid.....it's extremely messy if no drain plug.

You may also have a magnet in the pan, clean it.

Little trick for the TC, use a foil pie plate when draining and punch a hole in it where you want it to come out or enjoy the waterfall.

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Ford is recommending a transmission flush, is this just a money making scheme for their maintenance shops and is just changing the fluid and filter enough?


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