Check the fluid level on the dipstick again. On some gears, you may experience a slight delay in movement while fluid fills the valve body. Under normal circumstances, approximately 4. Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. 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. I had just entered the freeway around noon so imagine how mad everybody was at me.
Read our to see people who found humor in a bad situation. Always expect the first time to take longer. The Haynes manual suggests that you drop the transmission pan to replace the fluid, filter, and clean the magnet. Depress the brake pedal, then move the gearshift into each gear in turn. Immediately, look below the truck at the bucket and wait for the transmission fluid to begin flowing. It went from 1st to 2nd then it would rev fully out and maybe if it felt like clunk into third.
Pull the dipstick out of the fluid well, located right beneath the engine. Place your foot on the brake parking brake should still be engaged and start the engine. I was shooting for 200K miles. I made it to my husband's office and we had it towed to the dealership. Dirty fluid can cause issues ranging from a check engine light to damaged transmission internals. We do not use it for off road or race it down the highway.
Insert the end of the funnel into the dipstick tube. Your dipstick will have both cold and hot level indicators. If you have a for-profit service,. Remove the dipstick from the transmission filler tube. You should be familiar with the terms used in this writeup and understand what is meant when direction is specified on a vehicle forward, rear, driver-side, passenger-side, etc. Place a funnel designed for adding transmission fluid into the dipstick tube where the dipstick was removed. Your Ford-150 or Super Duty transmission needs extra attention at least every 2 years or every 30,000 miles.
I think I had around. Developed to help prevent leaks, maximize transmission performance, reduce transmission wear, and maintain smooth shifting longer than conventional fluids. This is the line where fluid will come out after it has been cooled in the radiator. Pull out the dip stick and wipe it off with a rag. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Automatic Transmission Fluid product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence.
I am repairing it and trading it in for a foreign vehicle. Then all of a sudden the trans just would not shift gears. You'll want to test the fluid while it's warm if your truck is in driveable condition. If you can get a helper person, you can probably finish in 2 hours. Start the truck and let it idle in park for a few minutes. The pan itself has some weight, but will be considerably lighter since it does not contain an entire 4.
The holes in the gasket will line up with the pan only one way. This part is where having a partner is helpful because someone can watch the fluid filling the bucket. Now here it is at 113,103 miles plus 3 months after the warranty on the last transmission expired, it's out again. There you are, charging up an on-ramp in your F-150 or F-250 Super Duty when your transmission suddenly decides to transmit your engine's power into violent shaking. It will still contain some fluid, so be careful and set the pan aside. It should be either bright red, or in some cases, nearly clear.
I found a small spot in the frame cross-member where I was able to tuck the hose away. Regular transmission service is necessary to keep your car on the road. They said there is just some kinda flaw that the gears just come apart!!! Well now at 107,000 miles on June 20, 2007 it went out again! Had to turn off the ignition before I crashed into my backyard fence. Then in May of 2006 it went out again at 70,905 miles and this time the warranty was out. The internal neck of the filter will slide into the opening on the underside of the transmission. Wipe the end of the dipstick clean with a rag.