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Old 12-30-2011, 02:12 PM
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Default 5 Speed Manual Transmission Fluid Change.

This is a how-to on changing your manual transmission's fluid. This only applies to the owners with the M5OD transmission series.

What you will need:

1:Your Truck
2: 2.8qts of Mercron ATF
3:Ratchet
4:A 15/16 Socket
5: Drain pan

OPTIONAL: Creeper.

Soooo lets get started








Alrighty, First, chalk off all tires with emergency break on and in first gear (safety first guys)





Crawl under the drivers side of your truck and locate drain plug.



Loosen and remove the plug. Let it drain for a few.

NOTE: DO NOT LOOSE THE METAL RING ON THE PLUG.




There is a magnet attached to the end of the plug to gather metal shavings. Wipe it clean.



Reinstall the drain plug.




Just above the drain plug, locate the fill plug.



Grab your mercron.



Fill, and use the fill level plug to the left of the fill plug to check if its full.
For people with 4x4, the driveshaft is I the way of the full hole. I just weaves the mercron bottle around the driveshaft to fill.


Reinstall plug.



done!




Now you are ready to go!
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

nice write up man !
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:47 PM
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nice write up man !
Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:51 PM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

Note:

Make sure your fill plug can be loosened before removing the drain plug! Don't want to be stuck with an empty transmission and a seized fill plug!
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:49 AM
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Does it work for a 98?
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:23 AM
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Transmission filter just for an automatic?
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

i dont know if 97 ranger i have is the same trans 2.3L do u know if the oil is the same
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

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i dont know if 97 ranger i have is the same trans 2.3L do u know if the oil is the same
If its the M5OD Transmission (the 5 speed) then yes its the same process. And should use the same fluid.

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Transmission filter just for an automatic?
Im not sure, but i didn't see any type of filter on my trans.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:27 PM
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M5 has no filter and no pan. So it's really easy to change the fluid
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

Just an alt. option for the 4x4 guys. It can be a real PITA to get to the fill hole. You can remove the shifter and fill from the top. ***DO NOT LEAVE TRUCK IN GEAR**** For filling thru the top.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

One thing I figured out since I didn't buy quarts with the little nozzle for easy pouring of the mercon, you can pop the hood and run an old piece of air hose through the engine bay and plug it into the fill hole. Have a buddy up top with a funnel and pour it all in! Nice write up! Kinda wish I would have seen this before I did mine to make it a little easier on myself.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

Nice write up, I am going to be a dick now, you put don't "loose" the metal ring, it should be "lose".

(ducks to miss rocks thrown at me now)
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:32 PM
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Nice write up, I am going to be a dick now, you put don't "loose" the metal ring, it should be "lose".

(ducks to miss rocks thrown at me now)
Wish I could edit this
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:50 AM
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Default Re: M5 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

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Wish I could edit this
Edit what I posted? I can delete it if you want
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:12 PM
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Edit what I posted? I can delete it if you want
Haha mean my how-to.
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