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Old 05-31-2010, 10:11 PM
Grenth89Ranger Grenth89Ranger is offline
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Default 1989 tranmission question

how would i go about changing my manual trans. fluid i see the "Drain plug" on the bottom of the truck but dont know were to fill it and unknown as to what trans fluid i can place in ... also is there a trans filter i need to change as well .. i just got the truck and well i just want to service it new thanks in advance
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: 1989 tranmission question

There's no filter but there is lots of different trannys for the late 80s early 90s. Some take ATF (auto trans fluid) and some use regular gear oil (approx. 80-90 weight). Do some reasearch and find out exactly what tranny you have then look for the recommendations (ATF vs Gear Oil).
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:45 PM
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ita a manual though .....
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: 1989 tranmission question

M5OD-R1 5 Speed Manual Tranmissions take ATF.
TK series or FM series 4/5 Speed Manuals take gear oil.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:24 PM
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Default Re: 1989 tranmission question

ok thanks... and how would i obtain the type of trans i have : would that info be in my owners manual or in the engine bay near type of motor ?

im away on vacation right now as of yesterday so have no way to find out untill i come back just wanting a head start
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:56 PM
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:39 AM
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Default Re: 1989 tranmission question

Gosh, Andy we were waiting for you to come back from vacation. Ford stated changing stuff in 89, we could check in a manual and still be wrong about what tranny is really in your truck. Are you the first owner? Has someone changed the tranny? Theres lots of question we can't answer, even when we want to.
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