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Old 11-03-2009, 04:32 PM
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i read that the fluid in the transmission doesnt usually go bad. does anybody ever flush it out to change it??
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:38 PM
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How would oil never go bad? Ford recommends changing the fluid, so I've changed it.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:39 PM
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Inspect fluid level every oil change and change fluid every 30,000 miles change fuel filter every 15,000 miles
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:25 PM
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How would oil never go bad? Ford recommends changing the fluid, so I've changed it.
idk thats what i said. i read that in my chilton book. but ok so ill change my tranny fluid and i changed my diff fluid today. any other fluids that should be changed?
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Auto or manual?
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The fluid runs through the clutches. Anytime you drive there is slippage occurring because that is how an auto tranny works. All that clutch material ends up in the fluid. Also the fluid is constantly being forced around by the pump through tight spaces. Finally the fluid carries heat away from components and dissipates that heat away in a cooler if you have one or in the pan. All these functions will wear down the fluid. This is why the fluid turns dark after some time. You need to replace it according to the specs int he manual or your tranny will fail with time.

On manual transmissions all the fluid does is lubricate the gears so the oil life is longer.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:30 PM
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15k fuel filter is really quite excessive IMO. Ford mainainence schedules even say that's excessive.

I just whipped out my '01 owners kit thing....Says 30,000 mile intervals for the fuel filter and for the auto trans it's 30,000 mile intervals. Although, it says its for certain autos, no where does it list a Ranger auto trans. so....30,000 would be a good choice. Better to change it more frequent than go 100k with the stock fluid.


Like Christian said above, manuals go alot longer on fluid. It's basically just like axle lubrication: splash and cool. Service interval on manuals, according to Ford, is 60,000 miles.
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15k fuel filter is really quite excessive IMO. Ford mainainence schedules even say that's excessive.

I just whipped out my '01 owners kit thing....Says 30,000 mile intervals for the fuel filter and for the auto trans it's 30,000 mile intervals. Although, it says its for certain autos, no where does it list a Ranger auto trans. so....30,000 would be a good choice. Better to change it more frequent than go 100k with the stock fluid.


Like Christian said above, manuals go alot longer on fluid. It's basically just like axle lubrication: splash and cool. Service interval on manuals, according to Ford, is 60,000 miles.
I looked in a 01 owners manual and found that where it said fuel filter 15,000
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:45 PM
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is there a filter in there too? and should that be replaced?
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Ya inside the pan

I believe it is just like a square filter
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:03 AM
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Ya inside the pan

I believe it is just like a square filter
do those go bad as well?
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:07 PM
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Anyone got a good link (with lotsa pics preferably) for this procedure? Mine is 2k overdue and I was hoping to do it myself, but I'm still a noob.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:21 AM
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When you change the AT fluid, you should change the filter and sometimes some of them even have a mesh screen that should be looked at and cleaned. I recommend the ATP tranny kits, as they have a very good gasket and filter. It's better than a Wix! Don't go cheap on this one, as quality is important here. And it doesn't pay to go cheap on the fluid here, as you don't change it that often. Get the best!

When you remove the pan, remove a few at a time from one side and loosen the middle slowly. That way the fluid will come out in your drain pan, not all over the floor. Check for metal in the pan. A tiny bit is normal, a lot-Then you have some problems. When removing the filter, you should use a 6 point socket if it has a nut to avoid stripping it out. When replacing the filter, don't over tighten. Don't overtighten the bolts either. Try to follow the mfg bolt tightening sequence if they have one. Tighten the bolts in sequence around the pan, but don't totally tighten all at once. Tighten till they are snug, then use the torque wrench to tighten in sequence to the mfg. suggested torque. Usually in INCH pounds, not foot pounds.

Also, don't forget that the converters hold fluid also, so you won't get it all out as a DIY job. So when filling, don't rely on the capacity that the manual shows, as you will overfill it and that would be very
bad Fill almost to the dip stick, then start the truck, shift gears once, then most of them have you check the fluid in idle. Fill as indicated.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:09 PM
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All these functions will wear down the fluid. This is why the fluid turns dark after some time.
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that is not totally right.... you can never judge oil by color. only by the viscosity and the texture. you could change your oil in you trans today and it could be black after 1 mile.
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