We found this post and from there he was able to locate the dipstick. These pucks are used in the original trans pan gasket to prevent it from being crushed on the assembly line. If it smells burnt, then your transmission is almost gone or gone already. The best sequence would be to pump out 3. Im thinking of dropping the pan and replacing the filter.
This means you can be up and running again quickly and reliably. With plenty of trucks with damaged and ruined 6l motors coming in, we end up with more low mileage transmissions than we normally carry. I change the spin-on every 15k or every 3rd oil change. Mark a five gallon bucket in quart increments so you can keep track of old fluid volume. What matters is whether or not the fluid meets the spec. The fluid cooling system is more than adequate. This is the principle behind bypass filtration, it doesn't have to get full flow to be effective.
Is it true that the the 05-07 trucks filter only about 1% of the fluid flow below 165' and about 10% once the fluid gets hotter. Drain pan and change external filter, refill. So now im concerned about that. Unfortunately the same thing happened to me as Pam — the dipstick broke off as I was removing it into the pan! He broke the dipstick inside… Any suggestions on what to do? The line coming out of the passenger side of the atf cooler is the pressure side and fluid will pump out of it from your transmission. I couldn't find any information about it anywhere 2 Do I need to, or is it suggested that I start getting these fluids changed? Gage Merson sp and even lv are synthetic fluids.
Iirc dropping the pan was like 9qts. Second I needed a way to heat the new transmission fluid to near 170f. It seems it would be cheaper to just do the machine flush. I only get burned once now when I put the cap back on! Drive around a bit til operating temp and check your level via the above noted dipstick and add or subtract as needed to get to proper level. Can do that now without taking it to dealer, which is the worst thing one can ever do my opinion.
By doing the 4~5 quart change several times depending on how long you wait before doing the next change, do you think you're eliminating the need to do a full machine flush? And finally, what my transmission filter looked like. Unfortunately when I cracked open the manual for our Ford Torqshift transmission, it became apparent that the owner-maintenance was excluded in the design considerations. Remember, this is a completely remanufactured automatic transmission assembled to exacting tolerances and live-run dynamometer tested for reliability. I don't know the the maintenance history so I am assuming that all the fluids are original except for the engine oil. One thing though does it matter that its for 75k miles or more? Please visit our to learn more about some of the quality processes we perform to this transmission family.
During test drive the rough shudder is definitely less and not as frequent as before. I have purchased the transmission filter and all the fluids I need. I did have to modify the Summit package to the larger hose size on my tranny. Thanks for all the tips. On the 03-07 diesel and 05-07 gas trucks the filter is in the front of the pass fender by the bumper. It is not worse or better.
It just hit 63,000 miles. Thread outlet of siphon tube into dip-stick tube. A full flush is about the only way to get rid of all the old fluid. Symptoms involved really bad shudder at low rpm when going from 4th to 5th gear. They looked around under the hood for a dipstick. I've heard that by 3 4-5 quart fluid changes, most of the original fluid is out.
I will be doing the same process in a few hundred miles or next oil change to get more of the old fluid out, but dropping the pan this time to clean out the magnet. You could start there before doing anything and validate you have the correct filter, install the new filter, re-install the pan and continue along. If I recall, the manual shows transmission fluid change at 150,000 miles. Although its a late response wanted to share my experience. I suspect they do it to gain service bay business. I think ford knows the fact about replacing the oil on the transmission would kill the transmission quickly and by removing the dip stick, this act will be limited to them.
Heres where I get really confused I hear that you have to heat the fluid to get it all out and also heat the new fluid right? The fluid was really dark. So, I would say somewhere between 0 and 150,000 is a good interval. For an official fluid change the truck transmission is to be hooked up to a shop's fluid changing machine which pre-heats the incoming fluid and meters the fluid going in precisely with the fluid exiting. Your transmission has a superior filtration system to most on the road, as long as you properly maintain it you will be just fine. Fordzilla80, Very good info and photos! I just changed mine 22,000 miles last week.