Mounted to the rear of the engine, the transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels the rear wheels of the truck. Immediately, look below the truck at the bucket and wait for the transmission fluid to begin flowing. Always expect the first time to take longer. The torque converter lock up solenoid is controlled by your brake lights. Before we proceeed, I should explain what exactly is being done in this procedure since I am not simply regurgitating the information in the Haynes manual.
Run the engine for 30 seconds, then stop and add six more quarts. Note that Mercon V is not a brand, but a lubricant characteristic specification created by Ford Motor Company. When you see the bubbles and you may even hear a difference , immediately turn the truck off. Brake switch is actually several switches inside. I'm confident this E40D transmission is in exceptional condition and should easily last another 100,000 miles. And as always, if you need assistance in determining the correct parts for you, give us a call or send an e-mail to and we would be happy to help. Dana rear axles also contain a synthetic lubricant but do required a change.
Includes Remote Filter Element Change. One person starts the engine, while the other holds the line over the drain bucket. Despite this, the transmission pan was exceptionally clean with only minimal sludge deposits and no debris. Make sure that the O-ring is removed, too. Here is the connector view from Alldata for a 2003 F-350. Not good, but no harm done. The cooled transmission fluid then returns to the transmission where it is utilized in the valve body and torque converter to keep the vehicle moving forward.
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. I would try not to extract more than 3 quarts at a time. On some gears, you may experience a slight delay in movement while fluid fills the valve body. This is where the fluid comes out. That's why your cruise control doesn't shut off when you activate turn signal or hazard. This will keep the vinyl hose pointing into the bucket.
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. By doing so will cook your transmission. Refill through the dipstick tube with the same amount as you just pumped out. Wait until 1-2 quarts is filled and then turn off the truck. By this time, the engine and transmission should be warmed up, so check the transmission fluid dip stick to see if you are in the hash marks.
You need to take it out either way. Dana rear axles also contain a synthetic lubricant but do required a change. 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. For those that have either had a complete failure of the transmission or its simply time for an upgrade, we also offer complete transmission packages in various levels depending on the horsepower and use of the truck. If there are no leaks, wipe up any transmission fluid that has leaked to the ground. Running the engine in the next steps will pump the fluid out of the torque converter.
When you begin removing the last few bolts, the pan may want to start dropping, so keep it supported. The video documents the condition of various components as they are removed for the first time. The internal neck of the filter will slide into the opening on the underside of the transmission. I think I had around. There have been different size cooler lines over the years, so check before buying! As long as the fluid meets or exceeds Mercon V, you will be fine. The filter may or may not drop along with the pan. It just pulls out, there are no bolts that hold it.
You can always use the rest later for other automotive maintenance procedures. The drivetrain of the F-250 includes either a manual transmission or an automatic transmission. Wipe all dirt and foreign matter from the plug and from around the plug. It will still contain some fluid, so be careful and set the pan aside. The transmission fluid capacity with filter change is 17. I did some research on some of the more popular forums that discuss the 4R70W , , and found some people mentioning that they were able to use the cooler lines to perform a fluid exchange.
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. This will change some fluid that would otherwise be trapped in the valve body, accumulators, and clutches. Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. I own a 92 F350 diesel and also do oil changes for a living. Repeat until you have added 13 quarts with the 4R70W.