Good to have some options if I can get my hands on a fluid pump. I have a 2007 Expy and have recently had the same symptoms as you indicating a possible Torque Converter Failure. If you have it on ramps, the fluid will be parallel to level ground, which will throw the dispstick reading off. Make sure you use the proper fluid and the correct amount. Add the fluid a little at a time, rechecking the level periodically, until it is at the correct level. Since I'll be adding cold transmission fluid to a hot engine? Not finding one, I stopped by the Ford dealer and pulled into the service dept. Just make sure you get the proper trans fluid.
Put foot on brake, put it into drive, then neutral, then reverse for a couple seconds each. I then used the dipstick as a measuring tool and cut a ring in the tubing at the proper fill line. You may need to add a bit of a sixth quart, but you should be fine with five. Although its a late response wanted to share my experience. 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. If the transmission fluid level on your F-150 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. I only get burned once now when I put the cap back on! It should be either bright red, or in some cases, nearly clear.
This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2006 Ford F-150. Heat and broken parts will shorten the life of your fluid, but in general, your transmission fluid will last the life of your truck. Gear oil is used in the rear axle differential to lubricate the bearings and ring and pinion gears. Step Two - Check the transmission fluid level A warm engine is essential to determine the quality of your transmission fluid. If it smells burnt, have it flushed.
For more info on regular maintenance, check out this. Refer to your owner's manual or look it up on the internet. I pull a trailer from time to time, so not having something I can put my own eyes on worried me. However, newer truck models with the 6R80 will have a hidden dipstick located on the actual transmission body. When adding transmission fluid to your F-150, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. My friend Google gave me a wide range of 100k to 150k miles. As far as leveling, yes, it should be on a lift or jack stands.
The concepts in checking a late-model 5-speed or 6-speed Ford are very similar to checking the fluid level in a differential. Of course plastic dipstick broke in 2 places after removing. No tools are required on 2004 to 2008 trucks, but a 19 millimeter wrench is needed for post-2009 trucks with the 6R80 transmission. Not much force was needed thankfully. Turns out this is a common problem that has been addressed with a tech bulletin. Under-filling can cause slipping, starvation for lubricant, and wildly fluctuating pressures. I owned a 2003 Navi and it had a dip stick.
Symptoms involved really bad shudder at low rpm when going from 4th to 5th gear. Wear long a heavy sleeve shirt with a high wool or cotton content. Most auto transmissions are checked with the engine warmed up for 30-60 minutes, with the gear in neutral and parking brake on. On many newer cars, the transmission fluid pipe will be labeled; if not, consult your owner's manual for its location. Just Commodores -Holden Commodore Discussion Forum. They scratched their heads and looked at each other.
If a leak is detected, the gear oil should be checked. During test drive the rough shudder is definitely less and not as frequent as before. The fluid is supposed to be even with the bottom of the fill plug hole. This process allows the newly added transmission fluid to circulate and properly coat each gear, lubricating it. When finished, place the vehicle in park and let it idle to warm the fluid.
Its hard for me to believe that I should just leave the fluid unchanged. And the dry dipstick picture was with the engine hot and idling after a 10-15 minute drive. Before I do that, Id like to pump out as much fluid as I can. Mark a five gallon bucket in quart increments so you can keep track of old fluid volume. If your vehicle hesitates when your automatic transmission shifts gears, check the transmission fluid level before you let any mechanic start talking about servicing or adjusting your transmission or selling you a new one. Ford calls for a synthetic gear oil to be used in the rear differential on most later model F150s. The transmission fluid on the dipstick should be pinkish and almost clear.
It is not worse or better. There is a world of instant pain and permanent scarring if you're not careful here. I fall in this trap my self about 10 years ago with crown victory that i owned. Your differential could be damaged by using the wrong type or viscosity of gear oil. My husband is in the process of dropping the pan now! It should work for you Mustang owners, too! It has just turned 90K. 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.
. My main problem is I am not sure if there is too little because it seems fine on the dipstick when cool but empty when hot. I added a piece of rubber hose clamped to the top for a funnel coupling. Mike Parra is a Master Mechanic in Arizona. Start the engine and take it for a short drive so the transmission shifts through all the gears and then check the dipstick level. It looks like a bright yellow ring. My tranny recently leaked a bit of fluid, some where from the back of it.