If the vehicle is 4x4 the transmission pan is alittle larger and will take close to 18 quarts. You will however need the right tools to do it. 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. It will still contain some fluid, so be careful and set the pan aside. To much heat can damage any part including your automatic transmission, so keep it running cool with a Finned Aluminum Transmission Pan.
Immediately, look below the truck at the bucket and wait for the transmission fluid to begin flowing. Place a drain pan of sufficient capacity under the radiator and open the petcock drain on the radiator. We are dedicated to giving you the technical support you need, when you need it! If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system. United States Army Drill Sergeant J. If you are not familiar with the way this transmission is designed in the F150, refer to the diagram below. Note that Mercon V is not a brand, but a lubricant characteristic specification created by Ford Motor Company.
This will allow you to have enough to route the other half of the tube into the marked quart bucket. The 4R70W trans has a gasket that is reuseable for the life of the vehicle. My only suggestion for improvement would be to have a hole tapped for a transmission temp gauge. This is where the fluid comes out. Refill through the dipstick tube with the same amount as you just pumped out. This is the line where fluid will come out after it has been cooled in the radiator. It simply bolts in place of the stock one.
It was supposed to have a chrome pan it did not. Some dip sticks not specifically for the 4R70W in a F150 have a cold-fill mark, but mine did not. Th Manual Lever Position Sensor goes bad due to transmission fluid seeping into the sensor's connector. Shut the motor off, let sit for a minute or two and check the oil. 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.
Return here after step 4 and one pass through step 5a. The staff has been amazing to work with and takes care of their customers better than any other company I have ever dealt with. If you look at the fuel rails they are silver in color which will be on both sides of the throttle body the small coil packs are located under them. Look in your owners manual or buy a chiltons manual from autozone. Raise and support the vehicle. This is my short review but when I drive it long distance I can make a better assumption.
Neither trans has a drain or fill plug in the pan or case. While this does allow you to replace the filter and clean the magnet, you do very little in terms of changing out the fluid since most of it resides in areas of the transmission cooling system that are not accessible. Go to the specifications or fluids page. The Finned design in combination with the increased fluid capacity will dissipate unwanted heat extending the life and performance of your transmission. This will keep the vinyl hose pointing into the bucket.
This is the total amount of fluid that was extracted from the transmission -- almost enough to fill a 5 gallon bucket! If you can get a helper person, you can probably finish in 2 hours. Allow the excess tubing to hang down to the ground and cut the tubing where it meets the ground. Can't wait to spoil my pony with more upgrades! I believe these are supposed to be used for mixing paint, but they work just fine. Thick material so luckily we were able to level it out without compromising the integrity. 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.
Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. You have now emptied the bulk of the transmission fluid in the pan. Drain the cooling system completely. I installed two different style of gaskets as well prior thinking I just wasn't getting a good seal. It is available with the 5. Optional — place the junk cardboard under the bucket so that you do not get any spills onto your garage floor.