Add 5 more quarts of Automatic Transmission Fluid. Only turn by hand and do not use the starter. Since I towed a lot this summer and ran her hard, I figured I would change the Tranny Fluid and filter to see how the tranny is doing with the new Mercon V. It takes a while to put in 5-7 quarts at a time. Truck is almost at 200k and the trans fluid smells burnt.
You can buy a Ford gasket online or at your local Ford service center at a reasonable cost. . With the engine running, warmed up, and the transmission in park, the fluid level should be in the crosshatch area or between the two lines on the dipstick -- not lower than the bottom line and not higher than the top one. Place your drain collection pan underneath the drain plug and loosen the plug slowly. Sounds like the Haynes manual isn't draining the torque converter.
The truck will be pulling a horse trailer of unknown weight to and from and then whatever driving around is done while they are there for a month. The automatic transmission dipstick is located at the back of the engine on the passenger side of the distributor. By the way since this thread was resurrected. I used Vavoline Full Synthetic Mercron 5, after the change to synthetic the transmission usually runs at 140 deg F, I do not have the temperature readings for prior to the change since that is when I installed the gauge. I took the filter apart to inspect it out of curiosity. There was some gray matter on the drain plug magnet, but very little! The filter was dirty enough to warrant a change.
A good certified rebuilder will know how to build them to last. Before, it was right at 30K, so not too far different. When I saw airbubbles start, turned off the engine. Just was a little concerned in the switch to Mercon V even though they say it is now used in these trannies! I've never had to deal with a trans with burnt fluid with that many miles on it which is going to go on such a trip soon. You should use this test drive time to check for any leaks and to work the new fluid through the filter. When you flush a transmission with that many miles any bits of grit can get lodged in places they don't belong and easily cause problems. I refilled with 7 quarts.
Keep them cool, do regular service and don't abuse them and they will last. I measured the fluid that was removed in each scenario. If the gasket did not come off with the pan, remove it from the transmission pan housing. This could possibly bend the pan and cause damage. Just thought I would share my experience.
Your 350 dipstick should be in the same position as the 150. Ford Super Duty Maintenance Information This information is specifically for model year 2000, but should be accurate for model years 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003. I have done a lot of research on them. To get at the dipstick you must partially remove the air filter compartment. What is the thread size of the oil drain plug? First cause I'd rather do it that way and not run any risk of crap getting lodged where it doesn't belong.
One thing to mention is you need a good funnel to hang under the hood with a hose to reach the dipstick tube to make it easier. All I can say is that there must be much less wear with the new fluid. So if… mine is located to the left of the engine center line, this is facing the engine with hatch open. Change the fluid for sure but I'd recommend against getting it truly flushed. Do It Yourself Ford Transmission Fluid Change As we mentioned earlier, owning a vehicle comes with responsibilities, and necessary expenses.
Start your transmission fluid change by parking your Ford Truck on a flat surface and engaging your emergency parking brake. Truck has 28,000 miles on it. If you are concerned about your transmission it is a good idea to add a quart of Transmission Fix by Lucas. Changing the transmission fluid on a Ford F-250 is almost the exact same process as a transmission fluid change in a Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. This info was from my local ford dealer, after i had my trans serviced and discovered they didnt change the filter andcouldnt understand why. Looking forward to the next 30K change without concern now! The 4x4s have a deeper pan and thus a deeper pickup on the filter.
I never asked my local guy what kind of warrantee he offers, He tells me it won't break. Hi folks, thought I would give an update. It actually specifies this: 12. Ran the hose to a bucket and used a small woodshop clamp to hold the hose in the bucket. I think they made a mistake there. As I said I would pay double what he charges for the piece of mind and quick service.