At least one time while the engine is running move the shifter through each position from P to 1, pausing about 5 seconds at each position. If you need guidance, or step by step instructions, check out our , or get the , or our. Modern cars and trucks need less maintenance than the vehicles of 25 years ago, but they still need fluid changes, checks, and adjustments. This is where the fluid comes out. You will however need the right tools to do it.
Once removed locate the white small box with a wiring harness connected to it, a little to the right hand side. This is the stepping motor that controls the blend door. Run the engine to start the flush with the cheapest trans oil allowed for your truck with a clean filter, a clean trans pan plug magnet and the trans topped off. One person starts the engine, while the other holds the line over the drain bucket. That means the bottom of the cooler below the fittings collect a lot of crap. If the transmission fluid level in your Expedition is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Ford transmission fluid supersession Information is current as July 2017.
For 1987-1996 Bronco, F150 and 1988-1997 F250, F350 model years, Ford originally specified Mercon. The previous owner did not change the transmission fluid and they bought it with around 125,000 miles on it. You know its already shitty dirty. Nor do they have a drain plug. In most cases when people you don't explicitly trust move their lips they lie.
If your transmission was built after August 2001,you don't have a drain plug in the torque converter. Some talk about using heated oil. The dash and steering colum has to be removed to get to the heater core. You said you didn't tow and it was for regular use. 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.
Contrary to what some people will say, you don't have to remove the fuel rails. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2000 Ford Expedition. This information can be found in your owner's manual. What follows is our quick reference guide for the 10th generation 1997-2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck, F-150 based light duty 1997-1998 Ford F-250 non-Super Duty , and 1997-2006 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. In the past, I'd drain the pan, but in a new filter, disconnect the oil lines at the cooler, and run the vehicle to pump out the old fluid while pouring in the new. Remove the recovery tank or radiator cap.
If the vehicle is equipped with… This is a job that can be done easily at home and avoid paying a lot of money to a repair shop. The only way to drain the transmission fluid for a do-it-yourselfer is by removing the oil pan on the bottom of the transmission. Some people think it is necessary, but I don't. Make sure that the O-ring is removed, too. Also coming later in the year is the Reverse-Sensing System, which detects objects while the vehicle is backing up.
For what its worth, the fluid and the transmission's have been engineered to be service free for 100k to 150k. Fuzz on the magnet is normal, that's why it is there! The filter and on the internal surfaces of rubber hoses are the other two most regular places for clutch pad slime and debris. You want to get the old fluid out including your power steering every couple years or 30,000 miles. Repeat until you have added 13 quarts with the 4R70W. Two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models are available. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Expedition, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
Run the engine for 30 seconds, then stop and add six more quarts. The fear is that new fluid, with its new clean oil, will erase any gunk that is helping the clutches. Shut the motor off, let sit for a minute or two and check the oil. Specific details, and illustrated instructions for checking transmission fluid levels, and capacities, are found in the Owners Manual. Change Your Mind, Not Your Oil. Sometimes it does not come out with the filter, its color is orange. It is held in place by the pan.
FordTechMakuloco shall not be liable for any injury, damage, or loss to any person or property that may result from use of the tools, equipment, or any content contained in this video. You will want to use solvent to clean the pan and pan magnet well. If we are flushing the transmission, which exchanges all the fluid in the transmission and torque converter, we need about 14 quarts. Make sure that the O-ring is removed, too. The concern is that over time the friction material will wear away this is also what becomes part of the black gunk in the pan. Go to the specifications or fluids page.
Things you need to get started: a. Unless you know what you are doing I would highly suggest taking to dealer for heater core replacement. Viewers understand that anything contained in this video or linked to or from this video is the sole responsibility of the viewer and in no way provides an express or implied warranty as to the safety or effectiveness of any linked tool, product, or video. Some extra will drain down while your doing the filter. You need to have a special container that hold two quarts at a time, then you put an air hose to it,to pressurize,and blow the new fluid in,warm up,and any extra will drain back into your fill container. Because frequent maintenance enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your car, we encourage you to follow our schedule. Basically you change the fluid, and it a short time the transmission starts slipping to death.