Replacing a speed sensor is easy. Repeat until you have added 13 quarts with the 4R70W. Change the filter and keep the level where it says to on the dipstick. There have been different size cooler lines over the years, so check before buying! Once most of the fluid has drained, hold the pan level and remove the remaining bolts. With the brake pedal depressed, move the shifter lever through all gears pausing slightly between each shift and then back to Park.
The truck is still available for inspection. Consumer has had vehicle in at dealer six times. To prevent the vehicle from rolling away, the parking brake was engaged in combination with a wheel block being placed in the front and rear of the vehicle. By turning the overdrive off I was able to make it home in second gear. They reported that the third and fourth gears had went out.
Installing an auxiliary transmission oil cooler can protect your transmission from overheating and failure. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. On January 21, 2012, the failure recurred. I believe Ford should be made to repair or replace these defective transmissions at their expence. But no one will guarantee that this will fix our problem.
I could only imagine what would happen to a new truck if driven like the commercials they produce. Unless you have an owners manual which will tell you, or know … the transmission you have, I suggest you call your local Ford dealer. But, while most automatic transmission fluids contain each of the above mentioned compounds and additives, they are not the same. Upon returning from the test drive, check for leaks and then check fluid level again. The automatics in these cars are hard on the fluid.
Fair price guide for the price range of a transmission rebuild. Still sputtering--replaced fuel filter and air filter over the course of 2 months--problem was not major and did not happen all the time-just when you least expected it. This was a sudden failure and could have caused an accident if it had occurred on the highway. They were just concerned that the vehicle was out of warranty!!! To do this, remove the bolts from the front and sides of the oil pan. Left vehicle with mechanic to be repaired.
Make sure they understand that Mercon V is only to be used in these 2 transmissions. Ford developed a new fluid starting in 1997 called Mercon V. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. Fill out the form here to get an estimate via e-mail. To prevent the vehicle from rolling away, the parking brake was engaged in combination with a wheel block being placed in the front and rear of the vehicle. At approximately 235°F, vital transmission fluid additives start to boil.
This replaces Mercon on some transmissions but in 1997 only two. The O-ring should be replaced with the new one that comes with the new filter. If you facing a transmission replacement, you can reduce the cost considerably by removing and re-installing the transmission yourself. Tighten transmission pan bolts in a crisscross pattern - tighten per the manufacturer's bolt torque specifications. So, as long as your warranty is in effect, you'll want to follow the manufacturer's guidelines exactly when adding fluid or when servicing the transmission. Next day I was told no diagnostics error codes were found and that I the owner should continue to drive the vehicle and that the problem would go away.
Any code within this range point to a transmission related fault. If you cannot find the information there, call your local Ford dealer and be specific about your vehicle. You may use either conventional or synthetic, as long as it meets the above requirements. This caused the engine rpm's to increase significantly and brought the truck to an almost sudden stop. This did not solve the problem. When the fluid temperature reaches 295°F, the fluid continues top breakdown at a rapid pace. Ford's customer service center said there is nothing they can do and did not want to discuss anything with me or the tranny shop to find out more.
See the Condensed Automatic Transmission Fluid Application Chart below or our full Transmission Fluid Application Guide at the bottom of this page for the correct fluid to use in your vehicle. The contact owns a 1997 Ford F-150. The serpentine failed, the transmission had an akward shift, the wipers operated periodically by themselves on high speed, there was little heat coming from the vents through the floor. Catastrophic transmission failure is eminent and will occur very soon if it has not already failed. At this point the fluid no longer provides adequate lubrication and the clutch plates burn up and slip badly. It just pulls out, there are no bolts that hold it.