The fluid should be within the cross hatched marks on the stick. The next thing to do is check the line pressure. Fluid capacity is stated on your owners manual. If it is an automatic, then you add fluid the same place you check it. You'd have to replace the computer with one for a manual trans car. Red Line offers specifically formulated manual transmis … sion gear lubes. If you are having problems with the transmission in your F-150, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
Oct 07, 2010 If your vehicle has the 5. If you find out the failure mode of this transmission, post back the results so we can share in the knowledge. However, in the transmission oil change section, it says to drop the pan, drain the oil, replace the filter and add 4 quarts of new fluid. You might have to swap the entire firewall as well as fabricating brackets for … manual trans components that are missing on a auto car. Service your transmission about every 24,000 miles, or every two years, whatever occurs first. Simply place a phone call to your local Ford dealership. Use the truck's starter to turn the fly wheel enough to access the next torque converter bolt.
I believe the Thunderbirds had a big problem with the fluid overheating, and the transmission developing a bad shudder, I think a aftermarket cooler would prevent headaches in the future, ask around. Also my buddy used to work for Ford and was their tranny mechanic. You can save yourself a lot of money and it takes only a couple of hours to complete. The intermediate band only applies when the gear selector is in L2. Not brown or black or metallic looking. There is one band in this transmission, an intermediate band which is a second gear band. Use ratcheting wrenches and open end wrenches to loosen and remove these fasteners.
Just drive up a ramp, locate the drain plug on the tranny and remove. Remove the cross member that lies under the transmission tail. Refill it with about 3 quarts then check it. Dec 10, 2012 My 1997 Caravan manual states that the trans fluid capacity is 8. It is is a manual transmission you add fluid at th transmission. These cap bearings can fall from their positions and become damaged if not held in place with tape while the drive shaft is out.
You add 4 quarts initially,then fire the engine and add another 5-6 quarts for a total capacity of 9-10 quarts. I run full synthetic in my vehicles for the last 5 years and change at 10,000!!! Fluid level is checked with the trans in Neutral. With the transmission weight being supported by the adjustable floor jack, remove the transmission cross member. About the Author Francis Walsh has been working as a freelance writer since 2003. When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting and allow oil to flow into crankcase.
I have a whole bunch of books for every automatic on the market. I just use them basicly for torque specs and updates. To separate the drive shaft from the rear axle, turn the drive shaft and pitch the four-way bearings so they can be freed from the rear axle yoke. This will circulate fluid to all the componets within the trans giving a more accurate reading at the dipstick of whats in the pan. Purchase a filter desingned for this purpose. Turn the drive shaft; the two yokes will separate while the universal joint stays with the drive shaft. Dispose of old fluid correctly.
The engine in your 1994 Ford F-150 should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. Notice it does have a mark for low fluid, but! Remove a Ford F150 transmission at home with a little help from a friend and some common tools most home mechanics have available. What I have been seeing a lot of in these transmissions is low sprag failure. When you add fluid, and then check the dipstick, you'll notice that, because you add fluid at the dipsick tube there's fluid coated on the tube, and it gets all over the dipstick empairing an accurate reading. Does it feel like the engine is pulling against the torque converter as if you were doing a stall test when you rev the engine? It is a 4speed overdrive transmission. With engine at operating temperature, shift through all gears.
If your Ford F150 needs a new transmission, consider removing and installing the transmission at home. Once all the bell housing bolts are removed the transmission will sit in place on two alignment posts. Sep 09, 2014 15 quarts is total capacity of transmission, toprque converter, lines and the cooling reservoir. Your fluid in your T-bird shoud be the same color that it is in the quart bottle. It is not the same as the 90w used in the rear axle. Ive been trying to find out what type of fluid my tranny uses but i cant seem to get a clear answer, ive read that if its a mazda 5-speed it uses auto tranny fluid and if its a zf-5 it uses standard manual tranny fluid.
Use the First In Synthetic Motor Oil's. Check automatic transmission fluid on flat ground with the engine at normal operating temp. Walsh has worked as a performance part-packer and classic car show promoter, now serving as crew chief for Nitrousfitz Racing. Wipe it with a clean rag and insert it back into the dipstick tube. So if that's the case wait, until all the fluid drains down into the trans before you close up shop.