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Old 03-11-2011, 06:53 AM
oldcarfart oldcarfart is offline
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

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hey everyone i was wondering what eveyone thought on transmission flushes and filter changes? My truck has about 85,000 miles on. Should I change it? or I have heard never to change the fluid on higher milage vehicles because it will have concequences in the future. I checked my fluid today and compared it to brand new fluid on a white sheet of paper. It had a very very very light brownish color to it compared to the brand new fluid.
Fluid & filter change OK, never flush except when prepping for rebuild to break crap loose, it causes garbage to get into small orfices and stop up oil flow/return and multitude of negative issues. Flushes are brain child of quik lube whore houses to make quik money on unsuspecting consumers.

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sgtsandman is somewhat correct. the only time you shouldn't do a power flush is when the transmission is slipping or when the fluid is dark brown/black with visible metal on the dipstick. Just remember, when you drop the pan, you are only changing about 30-45% of the fluid.

* also, when you do drop the pan, if a little white plastic "thing" comes out, your pan has never been dropped. that's something that Ford outs in to detect tampering.
actually "white thing" is dipstick tube block off for assembly line purpose, it gets pushed into pan near end of assembly of vehicle when dipstick and tube installed.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:26 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

Another +1 for change not flush... the shop wanted to flush the fluid on my wifes car and we had them change not flush. That's all I plan for my truck for all fluids... I've never seen any service schedules that say flush.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:09 AM
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

actually "white thing" is dipstick tube block off for assembly line purpose, it gets pushed into pan near end of assembly of vehicle when dipstick and tube installed.[/QUOTE]

Oh. I was always under the assumption that it was something else. Good to know.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

so i have a major leak and need to change the seal on the tranny filter housing so im going to put a new filter in while im in there so my questions are....once i have the cover off how do i get the filter out? is it bolted in or dose it just sit in there?..and once i have the filter in and i put the new seal in i know i have to put the "glue" around edges so do i put it on liberally or just enough?...last question when im done how long do i let it sit before adding new fluid?...5 quarts right...94 xlt 4.0 4x4....thanks a million
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

One bolt holds the filter on. Either Advance Auto Parts or AutoZone sells a filter and a pan gasket for $15. The filter also has new o-rings.

You do not need to glue the gasket. The one in the kit has a compound in it that seals everything up when the transmission heats up.

You can put the fluid in right away and it should be 5 quarts of Mercon V.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

Make sure to get Merc V or better. It takes synthetic. I made that mistake on my 97 and 98 2.5. Both trans went out. I used merc III, did not know at the time.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

ok success so far no leaks and no tranny issues the old filter and the pan was suprisingly fairly clean with the exception of a blackishes coating...i used gasket sealer...and so far all is well only real issue now is i have to lightly let off gas for it to shift into 3rd...hoping that isnt a future issue
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: Thoughts on transmission flush

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ok success so far no leaks and no tranny issues the old filter and the pan was suprisingly fairly clean with the exception of a blackishes coating...i used gasket sealer...and so far all is well only real issue now is i have to lightly let off gas for it to shift into 3rd...hoping that isnt a future issue
Have you checked the fluid level since servicing the trans? You could be a little low.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:01 AM
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everyday so far no sign of it being low
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:08 PM
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operation change filter and gasket FAIL...the dang thing slowly but surely has started to leak and now is as bad as it was so my question is the heat shield is rusted off so do you think the gasket is getting to hot and deforming? the main leak is on the side by the catilac converter....any thoughts?
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