Just lay underneath the vehicle, put the hose in the hole, push on the handle and the fluid goes in. When I changed the transmission fluid in my sport last year I did it the same way as above because a transfer pump wasn't available and it was 3am when I did the job. Others: Fill… on the side of the trany the passanger side there are two square that look like they could unscrew. The 1 Ford Explorer enthusiast resource on the Internet since 1996. I used 1 quart of Lucas trans fix and almost 2 full quarts of Dextron. Moving to the inside of the vehicle: I pulled my shifter boot upward over the shifter itself there was probably screws holding the shifter boot at one time.
Check your owners manual and it should tell you what viscosity weight ,or thickness the factory recommends to get example 80w or 90w. Chee Zee Lab - Netherworld Shanty by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Source: Artist: Firebrand by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Source: Artist: Seven Lives to Live by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Source: Artist:. The specifications chart listed on this forum says it's 5. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. I also use them for filling my diff's.
We also cover the Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar. Total time was probably 30 - 40 minutes after fighting the rubber at the bottom of the shifter. After the screws come out pull straight up on the shifter assembly and set to the side. So stop posting sarcastic comments please. I hope this helps those of you with the 5 speed transmissions.
If you put tranny fluid in that its gonna eat up the seals and you will have to replace the slave cylinder and the clutchmaster!! Obviously after draining you replace the plug and proceed to remove the fill plug. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. I used the cresent wrench to remove the drain and fill plugs on the side of my transmission. Do what works for you, period! Your support is greatly appreciated. The one in the pic has 2 hoses, but you can get them with just one hose as well which is what I use! There is another plastic boot under the shifter boot itself which will fight you till the end, but it can be done with a little patientce. Tools needed: T30 torx bit and a cresent wrench. Then you don't have to mess around with pulling the shifter boot and everything else.
Installation of shifter is really straightfoward if you use the same gears selected during the removal procedure. I'm not going to argue over something stupid such as how to change fluid, all I said was do what works for you. Next I removed the screw 5 o'clock by selecting 1st gear The last screw being in the 8 o'clock position I selected 5th gear. I know there is a write up on using an obscene amount of hose going into the fill plug, but I think this is way easier. . I removed the screw 12 o'clock position first by selecting Reverse gear for a little extra shifter clearance.
If you don't have an owners manual, pickup a repair manual for your car, which will tell you just about everything about your car. This box will disappear once registered! I did this just last night worked exceptionally well. It will take gear oil found at any automotive store, make sure it is manual tranny oil and not automatic tranny fluid. With engine at operating temperature, shift through all gears. Does this about 4-5 times or so and done.
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