Follow the procedure shown below to flatten the flange surface of the pan, if needed. It should be either bright red, or in some cases, nearly clear. Below are a couple of links to the tools you will need, I just did a quick image search. You could do a couple of pan changes drop the pan, fill 5 qts, drive a little, drop the pan, fill 5 qts, drive a little, etc until you think enough of the fluid has been mixed. Here's a handy step-by-step guide on how to diagnose and fix a stubborn transmission.
I asked them if they would check my transmission fluid level. I talked to the previous owner. If not, check out our step by step guide on how to diagnose and. Is your Super Duty suddenly and stubbornly refusing to go into reverse? You needed only to find the dipstick, check the dipstick, and add fluid if needed. Apparently there is something faulty. Most Ford F-150 trucks have the transmission dipstick located to the immediate left, or on the passenger side. To do this, remove the bolts from the front and sides of the oil pan.
I have a 2007 Expy and have recently had the same symptoms as you indicating a possible Torque Converter Failure. Catastrophic transmission failure is eminent and will occur very soon if it has not already failed. Its hard for me to believe that I should just leave the fluid unchanged. You can drop the pan, but that only changes 5 of the 14 quarts, since a lot of it stays in the torque converter. Learn how to change out your old, bad fluid for the new, good stuff.
Using the floor jack, raise the vehicle slightly and remove the jack stands. Tighten transmission pan bolts in a crisscross pattern - tighten per the manufacturer's bolt torque specifications. I recommend some Mechanix-type heat-resistant gloves for the next few steps. Mark a five gallon bucket in quart increments so you can keep track of old fluid volume. Then later on , the check electronic throttle position.
When the fluid comes out as a thin stream or drip, the fluid is at the correct level. In order to check the transmission fluid, your vehicle likely has check valve on the bottom of the transmission on the bottom of your car. Position the pan to the mating surface of the transmission and hand tighten all the transmission bolts. I usually remove all but the corner bolts, then remove two at one end, slowly releasing tension on the other two to let the pan slowly drain the fluid. This article applies to the Ford Super Duty 2004-2014 If.
You can check when it's cold, but transmission fluid will expand with heat, making the warmer reading a more accurate one. If you are experiencing erratic shifting, transmission. Turns out this is a common problem that has been addressed with a tech bulletin. My tranny recently leaked a bit of fluid, some where from the back of it. When Transmission Fluid Overheats Even with its built-in cooling properties and external oil cooler, transmission fluid can and does overheat more often than most vehicle owners realize.
If you overfill with fluid, you will need to drain some of the fluid out. So, as long as your warranty is in effect, you'll want to follow the manufacturer's guidelines exactly when adding fluid or when servicing the transmission. I hope this helps someone as much as it did me!! When working on or around any vehicle injuries can and do occur. To get the transmission up to the correct temperature, drive around until the engine is warm. Transmissions have a pretty high tolerance for abuse, but only if their cooling systems are working. My only concern with the truck was that there are no maintenance records with it.
I do not understand why ford decided to take that away. I thought I would first drop the Pan and check the fluid and change it and the filter if there were no obvious signs of metal etc in there. At approximately 235°F, vital transmission fluid additives start to boil. Ive always opened a line to the cooler and had the tranny pump out the fluid on my other vehicles. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Expedition and how to check the transmission fluid level. So the 75k was way off, by that time you should have already flushed it twice. Don't forget to do this in a safe and calm manner.