There you are, charging up an on-ramp in your F-150 or F-250 Super Duty when your transmission suddenly decides to transmit your engine's power into violent shaking. I never asked my local guy what kind of warrantee he offers, He tells me it won't break. For those that have either had a complete failure of the transmission or its simply time for an upgrade, we also offer complete transmission packages in various levels depending on the horsepower and use of the truck. There will still be old transmission fluid in the torque converter when you're done with this procedure. I drive about 10000 a year. Change the fluid for sure but I'd recommend against getting it truly flushed.
Here is where the difference comes in as to how fluid much to add. However ford does recommend changing the inline filter in the trans cooler line near the radiator every 30k- 50k miles. I don't know any horror stories about flushing this transmission. Repeat until you have added 13 quarts with the 4R70W. Change the fluid for sure but I'd recommend against getting it truly flushed. Immediately, look below the truck at the bucket and wait for the transmission fluid to begin flowing.
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. 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. While you have the chance, clean all the bolts that hold the transmission pan up. Don't ask how I know. Don't know if your local builder does or not but it's something to consider. Dana rear axles also contain a synthetic lubricant but do required a change.
My tranny has run great other than those couple hard shifts back in the 30,000-35,000 mile range My truck has 10,000 to 13,000 lbs of trailer hooked up about half of it mileage. I've only got 75k on mine, but I'd consider it some pretty tough miles plus I'm on the dark side. Torque the bolts to 110 in-lb and yes torque them properly or it can leak. Any thought's or experience with running your transmission fluid the full 150k mile interval or changing the fluid earlier. You can find out by carefully analyzing the dipstick under the hood of your pickup. And all of it's miles have been in the Mountains of Utah and Wyoming.
If you are not familiar with the way this transmission is designed in the F150, refer to the diagram below. Your results may vary so I'm not condoning poor maintenance, it's just the way my experience went. Includes Remote Filter Element Change. I have actually gotten business from him plowing and landscaping and when I had my one problem 4 years after he built it all I had to pay for was soda and pizza. In order to test the new fluid, you will need to heat your transmission back up to operating temperature approximately 150°. Keep them cool, do regular service and don't abuse them and they will last.
For the people saying its about to go etc, how do they know? This page will be expanded as time permits. But we didn't want to put new fluid in it and send them on their way onto to have them run into a problem with it partway thru the trip. Maybe I've been lucky, Maybe Fords 150,000 rating is accurate. Have him rebuild it except using heavy duty parts, shift kits, extra clutches, etc. Within the next month and a half the truck is going to get 5,000+ miles put on it going from N.
It is ridiculous that every one tells you that you did not check the oil underneath the truck when the transfer case is all blown out, if they can't put and indicator showing it somewhere it should have a big sign saying this truck you crawl underneath to check oil in some cases every time you chang … e the motor oil. The shop and I decided we'd change it at 100k, just because, but I don't think we will if it still looks good and shifts like it should. Once the axle is out remove the wheel seal and clean around the area. This article applies to the F-150 2004-2014 and F-250. Haha, my 2011 went 242,000 miles and I never once had the tranny serviced.
If there are no leaks, wipe up any transmission fluid that has leaked to the ground. Keep them cool, do regular service and don't abuse them and they will last. Saw this video on youtube and now I'm wondering if I should go with the Ford prescribed 150k mile oil change interval or change the fluid and filter earlier? I've only got 75k on mine, but I'd consider it some pretty tough miles plus I'm on the dark side. The time and headache savings alone make it worthwhile. If it was a truck that would be around the area we would incase more was found to be wrong with it.
A good certified rebuilder will know how to build them to last. The gray dish is the transmission filter. Refill through the dipstick tube with the same amount as you just pumped out. Within the next month and a half the truck is going to get 5,000+ miles put on it going from N. Second because Mark was a designer of the 4r100 transmission.