There is a lot of controversy surrounding this new dipstick-free trend. The industry argument According to the industry experts, the reason for eliminating the transmission dipstick is that although most consumers may believe they should check their transmission dipstick and fluid level, experts claim that it is actually better for vehicle transmissions to only be serviced by professionals. Since 1963, Mister Transmission is the name Canadians trust to provide them with high-quality transmission repairs and expert service. I believe these are supposed to be used for mixing paint, but they work just fine. The issue is, a recently emerging new trend whereby transmission fluid dipsticks have begun disappearing in newer vehicles. They just don't have a machine to do it.
Use a degreaser to clean the threads. If it is dark red, brown or black, you need a fluid and filter change. Learn how to change out your old, bad fluid for the new, good stuff. There are myriad web pages on the internet for servicing the 4R70W, as it is the automatic transmission commonly used in Mustangs and in Crown Victorias, but very few resources when it comes to servicing the transmission in a truck. Please excuse the crudeness of my drawing Basically, the transmission utilizes a closed-loop cooling system where the transmission fluid is pumped forward of the vehicle to the radiator where it is cooled via the engine fan and airflow when driving down the road. An overheating transmission can be the first warning sign to a disastrous outcome if not properly diagnosed and fixed. This part is where having a partner is helpful because someone can watch the fluid filling the bucket.
I would try not to extract more than 3 quarts at a time. Heat and broken parts will shorten the life of your fluid, but in general, your transmission fluid will last the life of your truck. By - September 17, 2014 This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and the F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Told me Ford recommends this and the pan should not be removed. Said they don't have the flush machine yet, but still will do the pan option. If you are not familiar with the way this transmission is designed in the F150, refer to the diagram below. The transmission fluid dipstick is circled in red.
When you begin removing the last few bolts, the pan may want to start dropping, so keep it supported. Also discovered I had a seal in my differential was badly worn which was another safety issue. Plus they said who knows if this is true that it will benefit my extended warranty by having this done. When you see the bubbles and you may even hear a difference , immediately turn the truck off. If you are experiencing erratic shifting, transmission. Not just 5 or so quarts.
Necessary though for the truck as it is asked to tow a 30 foot trailer, Synthetics have excellent heat stability. We recommend this for several reasons. Necessary though for the truck as it is asked to tow a 30 foot trailer, Synthetics have excellent heat stability. Your Ford-150 or Super Duty transmission needs extra attention at least every 2 years or every 30,000 miles. 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.
Dirty fluid can cause issues ranging from a check engine light to damaged transmission internals. This will allow you to have enough to route the other half of the tube into the marked quart bucket. Good luck and let us know. Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. I was personally frustrated with the lack of any useful information on performing the fluid change procedure, so I researched and researched and put together this guide. With franchises conveniently located coast-to-coast, Mister Transmission is the largest chain of transmission and driveline repair specialists in Canada. If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system.
Here are two links with info on the procedure. There are myriad web pages on the internet for servicing the 4R70W, as it is the automatic transmission commonly used in Mustangs and in Crown Victorias, but very few resources when it comes to servicing the transmission in a truck. We recommend this for several reasons. Check your transmission fluid's color against this chart. You need to take it out either way. The transmission fluid dipstick is circled in red.
The instructions are explained well and advice is given from an experienced mechanic. Is your Super Duty suddenly and stubbornly refusing to go into reverse? I found a pre-measured package that was only a few bucks and turned out to be a lot more than I needed. If it is dark red, brown or black, you need a fluid and filter change. The fluid seems ok, but I guess Ford recommends a 30K service. Route the tubing around so it does not kink anywhere. A little over 29K on it.
Wait until 1-2 quarts is filled and then turn off the truck. You need to take it out either way. Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. In addition, the vehicle must be level to ensure an accurate reading. Your transmission fluid should be in this range when cold. 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. Start the truck and let it idle in park for a few minutes.
This saves some time at the end of the procedure. That was a huge safety issue. Allow the excess tubing to hang down to the ground and cut the tubing where it meets the ground. Although, he was not against doing a flush. Since my truck is a 2002, I was not able to access a drain plug in the torque converter.