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Old 10-12-2009, 07:31 PM
Fx4wannabe01 Fx4wannabe01 is offline
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There's no drain pan on manual transmissions.

Look at the driverside of your transmission. You'll see a bolt and molded on the case near that bolt it will say "FILL". Then below that fill bolt, there's be another that says "DRAIN" next to it.

Pull the fill bolt. Then pull the drain bolt. I'm calling them bolts but they're plugs. lol. But you get the picture. Lefty loosey, righty tighty.

While draining, clean the magnetic drain plug and once full drained, put the drain plug in it, then fill til fluid dribbles out the fill hole.




I do suggest topping off the fluid first then driving it a few days to see if the issue is stil happening. That way you don't waste 4 qt's of brand new ATF.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:28 PM
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Sounds good I will do that! Going to pep boys to get some fluid tomorrow. REALLY Sick truck btw Fx4Wannabe. I have a red one lifted on 32"s with black rims, but I really wanted the black :/
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:35 PM
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Yea the fluid I bought had a "3" in the name, and it said "for automatic tranny's previously used with...." but it's working great so far, I doubt you can really go wrong with a 2.3L manual with any tranny fluid, or even your v6, but still want to get the right stuff. good luck!
and if you have any questions, just log on and ask or post some pictures.

EDIT: oh and also, don't crank down on the plugs! just make them firm, if you really crank on them, you'll never get them off again!
and I used a pump, which was really nice, so when I filled mine with 4 quarts it started gushing out when I took off the hose but I had the bolt right there, so make sure to not let too much leak out.

And my auto teacher said drive around residential under 30mph shifting through various gears and getting the fluid all circulated before reaching any rpms above 3,000 or about 40mph so I'd try to do something like that I only did it for about 2 miles.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:49 PM
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Do I need to buy a pump separate? I don't have one. Could I just fill the transmission fluid until it stars to overflow and immediately stop? Then drive it around and change the gears so it settles in?

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:20 AM
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I think you'll need some sort of hose at least, cause I could really get mine right up to the hole properly, so I found the pump when I was just looking for a hose.
but pumping it in was WAY easier than standing under the truck with my hand in the air holding it there anyway haha
I'd look into it at home depot or something..
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:52 AM
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Alright! Got a pump. I also got the trans fluid. I just got one 1 litre bottle since I will just be topping it off, not flushing. And should I pump it in while the car is off, then turn it on once it's been topped off and drive it?

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:08 PM
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Do I just fill it into where my yellow dipstick is? Just remove the dipstick, and fill the trans fluid into it until it starts to overflow?

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:39 PM
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Wow I unscrewed the fill bolt and fluid poured all over me. Does this mean it's full? It was a dark brown color. Should I get some Lucas ointment to make it shift smoother since it seems my trans fluid is full?
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:40 PM
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WAIT!



No manual has a dip stick.... Thought you had a manual trans?




Did you get under your truck and look on the driverside of the transmission? See the drain and fill plugs?



Pumps are a pain for filling a trans, at least for me....my fill is like 3' off the ground. With the truck not running and in park and on jackstands(if needed) and chocked if on jackstands, pull the fill plug, pump fluid in the case through the fill hole until the red/pink fluid dribbles on the fill hole. Then thread in your plug. 1/4 turn past hand tightened. This is if you've got a manual trans.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:42 PM
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Wow I unscrewed the fill bolt and fluid poured all over me. Does this mean it's full? It was a dark brown color. Should I get some Lucas ointment to make it shift smoother since it seems my trans fluid is full?
OK...didn't see this when I submitted my last post...


Yeah...you must be full if you pulled the fill plug. Back to my original thought.....your problem is a slave cylinder or master cylinder. I'm leaning more towards a bad slave cyl. Get your trans fluid changed when the slave is replaced. If it's brownish, it means it old and somewhat burnt up. Should be pink/red.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:47 PM
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Shitt, thank you for your help though, appreciate the quick response. How can I tell I have a bad slave cylinder? someone said to check to see if my brake fluid was low (which I don't believe it was). Is there any way I can keep it shifting smooth for another month or so? I've heard of that Lucas ointment.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:55 PM
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ointment? is that some skin rash cream? lol.





Nothing you can do other than drive it and hope for the best. I've gone a year on a slave that was taking a dump.....it had a personality....would be hard to shift and get into gear, then a couple days later it would be perfect and act as new. Sometimes the clutch pedal would 'grab' lower and lower and lower, until you have dead clutch pedal and only have a firm pedal way down in the floor. Virtually undrivable at that point. I drove it a week because I had to, and started it in gear and was ready to drive it when i hit the swtich, killed it at stop signs/lights, and shifted without a clutch...until on my last day I HAD to for the weekend, broke down on the way to work. Couldn't not get it into gear.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:27 PM
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Damn a year! I will definitely pray!

And btw this is the stuff http://www.lucasoil.com/
Haha yeah my Ranger's been chafing lately
Sorry meant to say TREATMENT not ointment :/

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:36 PM
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Yeah I've read online you're supposed to pour it into the oil fill cap on the valve cover on the engine. I don't get it, my truck has one yellow ring to check the oil. Just pour it in there? I heard it really really helps.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:17 PM
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engine and engine oil have nothing to do with transmission or clutch.
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