Total Swept Area Per Axle sq. Center Disconnect Rear Axle — Type Semi-floating, Ford — Capacity Rating Ground 3800 lbs. They were equipped with the 4. If there are no leaks, wipe up any transmission fluid that has leaked to the ground. Check out our to learn more about the various type of leaking fluids.
The truck may have warmed up at this point, so you can break until it cools as the exhaust will have gotten fairly hot from the constant start ups. In addition, leaks can come from a defect to the transmission itself; generally, from a cracked, dislodged, or misaligned seal or gasket. A quick scan with an electronic scanning device should give you some insight. In general the 2001 F150 automatic transmissions have a good record. . Manual Automatic Automatic — Speeds 5-Speed Overdrive 4-Speed Overdrive 4R70W 4-Speed Overdrive 4R100 Clutch Diameter 11.
If you can get a helper person, you can probably finish in 2 hours. When you begin removing the last few bolts, the pan may want to start dropping, so keep it supported. If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system. This will allow the new fluid to cycle through the system. I think I had around.
A rebuilt transmission will not. This is the total amount of fluid that was extracted from the transmission -- almost enough to fill a 5 gallon bucket! Before we proceeed, I should explain what exactly is being done in this procedure since I am not simply regurgitating the information in the Haynes manual. The trucks were available in both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive. Having Problems With A 2001 F150 Transmission? Sooner or later due to high mileage or abuse, you will be faced with a decision to replace your transmission. I did some research on some of the more popular forums that discuss the 4R70W , , and found some people mentioning that they were able to use the cooler lines to perform a fluid exchange. The smaller nut requires very little to be loosened and will spin freely when completely loosened. Being aware of the signs of a faulty transmission filter will give you an idea of when it is necessary to undertake a repair before it's too late.
Keep the brake pressed when you are in a different gear and only stay in gear for about 5 seconds. Active Length Normal Load in. The transmission fluid will fill the bucket quickly, so keep an active eye on when you begin seeing bubbles in the vinyl line, as this indicates that the bulk of the transmission fluid has been sucked out of the transmission pan. If you have a feeling that there is something wrong, checking your transmission fluid will help you test out your concerns. The cooled transmission fluid then returns to the transmission where it is utilized in the valve body and torque converter to keep the vehicle moving forward.
When you see the bubbles and you may even hear a difference , immediately turn the truck off. Power Steering Turning Diameter ft. Use a degreaser to clean the threads. There are myriad web pages on the internet for servicing the 4R70W, as it is the automatic transmission commonly used in Mustangs and in Crown Victorias, but very few resources when it comes to servicing the transmission in a truck. Gear Ratio Overall Ratio Curb-to-Curb Wall-to-Wall Regular Cab 4×2 119. This saves some time at the end of the procedure.
This is the line where fluid will come out after it has been cooled in the radiator. Damaged clutch plates, planetary gears and front pump failures are all possibilities. You have now emptied the bulk of the transmission fluid in the pan. Not good, but no harm done. You should be familiar with the terms used in this writeup and understand what is meant when direction is specified on a vehicle forward, rear, driver-side, passenger-side, etc.
Route the tubing around so it does not kink anywhere. Payload and Trailer Towing Weights Series Cab and Box Style Wheelbase in. Center Disconnect Rear Axle — Type Semi-floating, Ford — Capacity Rating Ground 3800 lbs. However, there are a number of problems that can arise with the filter that reduce its ability to function properly. The internal neck of the filter will slide into the opening on the underside of the transmission. Wait until 1-2 quarts is filled and then turn off the truck.
I found a small spot in the frame cross-member where I was able to tuck the hose away. These leaks are most noticeable when your car is moved from a parked position—that's why it's important to take notice of leakage on the ground from your parked car. Position the bucket so that you can easily see the quart markings point the markings toward the driver side if you are working solo. The transmission filter is there to keep contaminating particles out of the transmission fluid. F-150 4×2 Regular Cab Styleside 119. If you find that you are unable to change gears easily or you cannot change gears at all, a problem may have developed with the transmission filter.