I may go full synthetic, as I've heard very few complaints about it. People in my family had Fords no, I was never anti-Ford, I love my Explorer, or I wouldn't invest this much thought into it , so, never encountered this! If a decision has to be made to replace the transmission, I highly recommend you consider a as your first choice. You will need to climb under the car to get to it. If you have put a tune in it go back and look at the setting to see if one is out of whack. Take pictures, crawl under the car, look under the hood. I'm not going to argue over something stupid such as how to change fluid, all I said was do what works for you. To do this, remove the converter cover and slowly turn the converter by hand until you can access the plug.
A re-manufactured transmission also comes with a : three years compared to 90 days for a rebuilt transmission. This will cause an internal leak that will result in a drop in the transmissions line pressure. If it's coming close to clutch time replace everything, flywheel,press plate,disc,pilot bearing,throw out bearing,slave and master cylinders. You can carefully pry the pan off, but be careful not to gouge the transmission housing, or bend the transmission pan. I don't have the special type fluid pump and if I'm too cheap to go buy one what's a good way otherwise? The low one is for draining and the high one is for filling.
If so, there is a possibility you did not align it correctly with the alignment pins. Buy a new filter and gasket. Remove the popup part of the cap fit a piece of clear tubing over the spout make sure it is tight fill bottle with fluid insert tube in hole raise the bottle as high as possible and squeeze until empty. 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. What may be the cause, and is it a minor.
If you want to go with Mercon V, or a semi or full synthetic, that's up to you. Then start the engine and let it idle. Either way, that gives you the opportunity to pump out a couple quarts while you cut lines to install the filter. I've noticed the upshifts are crisp and consistent. Mercon just plain ole Mercon is very difficult to procure at a parts store these days.
If you do not take the time to include this basic information your post may be removed until it is revised. I'm of the opinion that it'd be a good idea to introduce some new fluid 2 quarts maybe and add a filter of some kind whether it's a spin-on or Magnefine. It will replace worn out and sloppy shifter syndrome. Front of Pan Rear of pan Step four: You want to drain the fluid from the rear of the pan. I also appreciate knowing Ford's stance that Mercon V is their choice.
Exhaust these options before pinpointin the transmission as the problem Its also possible when they replaced the gas tank they dislodged a ground connection. If there is not enough fluid, not enough pressure builds up and there is no shift. This introduces some new fluid to help clean and then the filter traps the nasty stuff. I have bled this thing over and over again and it still wont disengage properly to shift gears. Afterall, never know when was the last clutch job if any. Unfortunately, full fluid changes necessitate removing the fluid from the torque converter, which can be a pain. Mine was hard to find, and I just have a cor … rolla.
I hope this helps those of you with the 5 speed transmissions. Therefore, the amount of fluid required will depending on how much has drained from the system. To me, there's a fascination in thrusting out and going to new places. Step five: Drop the Pan and dump any remaining fluid in the drain pain. If so, there is a possibility you did not align it correctly with the alignment pins. It could'nt hurt to put clean in it.
I think at some point in time someone changed the fluid. 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. The system consists of the the transmission, torque convertor, cooler, and lines. The owners manual specifies the fluid to use is 2. . Now take the bottle of Brake clean and spray the inside of the pan clean Step seven: Take out your new seal.
It is the sole responsibility of the viewer to assume this risk. 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. The two most likely to fail are the transmission pressure control solenoid and the torque converter solenoid. Consult your dealer for particular requirements. It has no adjustment its a hydraulic clutch and slave cylinder set up.