Ford F-250 transmissions—like the 5R110W and the 6R140—are similar regardless of engine configuration. Your dipstick will have both cold and hot level indicators. We can help you figure out where it's coming from. Cleaned that off and the problem went completely away. Jun 13, 2012 The plug you found is a stop plug that is installed in the dipstick tube hole when the transmission is built. There you are, charging up an on-ramp in your F-150 or F-250 Super Duty when your transmission suddenly decides to transmit your engine's power into violent shaking. Heat and broken parts will shorten the life of your fluid, but in general, your transmission fluid will last the life of your truck.
Step 2 - Check your transmission fluid level A warm engine check is essential to determine the quality of your transmission fluid. This seems to be a common issue. Customer has a car that started instantly hot or cold, idled like a new sewing machine, ran like a top no matter how hard the acceleration was, etc. Step 1 - Locate the transmission dipstick Always use caution when opening and securing the hood of your truck. Fluid flush alleviated the issue, but slipping returned. It is only when my speed drifts back and forth during the 45 - 55 mph zone that the problem is noticeable. If not, check out our step by step guide on how to diagnose and.
Besides, I hear that the 2004 F150 Plug replacement is a horror show due to the plugs being notorious for breaking. Slipping began less than 40,000. What type of transmission fluid you need depends on your vehicle. There is much more held in the converter. This article applies to the. Step 4 - Clean the pan Once the pan has been removed, wipe it clean to clear up any debris that might have built up over time. In order to test the new fluid, you will need to heat your transmission back up to operating temperature approximately 150°.
Regular transmission service is necessary to keep your car on the road. That fluid stays in during a fluid change. If your coolant level is where it should be and it's not overheating then it's something to do with a sensor. If the transmission fluid level on your F-150 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. If you already know how to check your transmission fluid, you might be tempted to change it yourself and avoid the mechanic altogether. Thanks for the tip about the 3rd gear and overdrive. Utilizing a small screwdriver is your best bet at carefully removing the seal without causing damage to the surrounding components.
However, newer truck models with the 6R80 will have a hidden dipstick located on the actual transmission body. Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler. I have 151K on truck and had plugs changed and tranny flushed around 105K. This article applies to the F-150 and F-250 Super Duty 2004 - 2014. This is inclusive of donning protective gear, turning off the engine, and parking in a safe, flat location.
Step 5 - Install the new filter Install the new filter and carefully bolt the sparkling pan back into place. If you are having problems with the transmission in your F-150, 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. This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and the F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Have you tried to shift your Super Duty into gear but it just won't budge? Puddles of red fluid appearing under your truck overnight is a telltale sign of a transmission leak. This article applies to the F-150 2004-2014 and F-250.
This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 1999 Ford F-150. Thanks everyone for your advise. You can check when it's cold, but transmission fluid will expand with heat, making the warmer reading a more accurate one. Dirty fluid can cause issues ranging from a check engine light to damaged transmission internals. Use the lever inside the vehicle, pop the hood and secure the hood with the interior prop. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-877-866-8372 ex. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-877-866-8372 ex.
On the offchance that this problem is not caused by a transmission shudder do not rule out an ignition miss. The transmission fluid dipstick is circled in red. The fluid level of the transmission gearbox should be checked at every oil change. And I will also add, if the fluid had been regularly serviced it might never have developed the shudder and servicing it might eliminate possible future problems. Your transmission fluid should be in this range when cold. Also, this process is not the same as flushing your transmission. In no way should the contents of the video, including the tools used, be repeated or tried by anyone.