Just registered as new user so I could add a little more to my answer above. This works for most all vehicles. The clamping provision designed into the tubing installation attached to the side of the engine block adjacent to the oil pan in combination with the insufficient length of the tubing section crossing over the engine support frame crossmember resulted in preloaded contact between the tube and the forward edge of the crossmember. Fluid pressure inside the tube in combination with the pin hole size penetration resulted in a spraying leak from the tube which coated the undercarriage of the truck and the trailer that was in tow at the time of failure. This page will be expanded as time permits. The local Ford dealership is telling it will be between 300 - 400.
The truck came with Gold or Green Coolant. An easy way to change the fluid is simply to drain the pan upon every engine oil change, and poor in the new fluid down the dip stick pipe. Mark, doesn't the 5r110 need to be flushed using a hot flush machine, because of there being a thermastat type bypass in it? It is being phased out, as Mark K. Ford Super Duty Maintenance Information This information is specifically for model year 2000, but should be accurate for model years 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003. The engine in your 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. Tranny fluid requirements are on the end of the dipstick. The braking surfaces on all four wheels of the truck were coated with transmission fluid.
At the time of the failure no replacement parts were available so the damaged section of the tubing was removed and replaced with high pressure hydraulic hose. I wondered that as well, for my several vehicles including my Ford F250 V10 crew cab 1999 super duty pickup. If you are going to do a complete fluid change, also called a flush, you must use a heated flush machine. If you are having problems with the transmission in your F-250 Super Duty, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. . The removed section of tubing was retained and is available for inspection. What is the thread size of the oil drain plug? If you use Royal Purple 75W-140 axle lube, the modifier is not needed.
The low volumetric flowrate of the leak allowed for continued operation of the vehicle for several hours at night on fairly level terrain without any indication of the ongoing leakage. For years I attempted to purchase an aftermarket service manual for this vehicle and could not find. I've been using this technique for 14 years with excellent results. I could not find this information in my other service manuals for my other vehicles. Fluids Engine Oil Powerstroke Diesel Interval: It depends on year and operating conditions.
There is a thermostat in the trans that will bypass 90% of the fluid to the cooler if the trans is cooler than 170°F. This information was taken from a Ford Customer Service Division announcment made in June of 2007. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your F-250 Super Duty and how to check the transmission fluid level. I wonder if they are putting gold in it. The answers is the thread size for the oil drain plug on a 7.
I don't know the proper name for this bypass. The manuals list complex methods of changing the fluid, including fancy pan pulls and torque converter drains. Inspection of the tubing installation revealed that the direct cause of the leakage was the afore mentioned long term contact with the engine support frame crossmember. This allowed for the undercarriage of the vehicle including the braking surfaces to be coated with fluid. If the transmission fluid level in your F-250 Super Duty is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. The leakage was identified when the transmission temperature gauge indicated hot while transitioning teton pass from jackson wyoming. When adding transmission fluid to your F-250 Super Duty, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
The root cause of the issue is either design tolerance for the tubing installation or incorrect installation of the tubing at original assembly. I will check my stick also. This won't replace all the fluid that way, but by doing it more often than the recommended maximum service interval will keep your fluid fresher than the recommended fancy full change long interval method. The truck remains in the temporary repaired condition at this time. Long term contact resulted in a.
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