The owners manual and the Ford Website state the fluid is to be changed at 60,000 miles, a flush and filter change at 150,000 miles. This task will only take an hour to complete and is only moderately difficult. Now you need to clean the pan from small metal parts amd sedimenations. I would a assume a fluid exchange would involve a full pan drop? One of the most popular models in the F-series is the F-150. I don't know for sure. After that add about 2.
Normal refill capacity is when the converter still has fluid in it. For the full step-by-step article, please visit If you are experiencing erratic shifting, transmission slippage or hard shifting, a simple exchange of your transmission fluid could solve the problem. I have a friend that is a tech at my local Ford dealership. It may be stuck to the transmission pan gasket. I also have a transmission cooler to keep it's heat down, as heat is the number one failure reason for automatic transmission failure. There is no doubt that more frequent fluid changes will not harm your transmission, and will most probably extend it's life. You have to remove your the transmission pan and drain it that way, then refill it thru the dip stick with a funnel.
I've also heard that a hydrogen generator will get you incredible fuel economy. I have heard a few horror stories though. A flush is the only way to change it all out. I do my own oil and did brakes and rotors on this truck last year so I'm considering doing this myself but have never done it on any vehicle. Transmission Overheat The transmission of the 2004 F-150 tends to overheat frequently. Here's how I do it: It's written for a different transmission than in your truck. At the trans they are one above the other.
The vibration eventually became so severe that it could be felt in the steering wheel. You have to remove your the transmission pan and drain it that way, then refill it thru the dip stick with a funnel. Me personally, I would do a complete flush. Most people never hear about that because they don't change their own fluids. He works on drivetrains most of the time transmissions,differentials,engines,suspension,et c. Ford was aware of the transmission issues with the 2004 F-150 and repaired many of the pickup trucks under warranty.
The fluid is supposed to be even with the bottom of the fill plug hole. You must dispose the fluid according to federal and state laws. Luckily, you can't overfill easily, because when it's full, it will run out! Then put the drain bolt back and tighten it. After that put the pan back with a new pan gasket. If you do just make sure you pull the fill plug first before you drain the fluid. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-877-866-8372 ex.
I don't know for sure. Then at higher mileage problems develop. To me it's like changing only 3 or 4 quarts of engine oil, and leaving the rest in. It's better to use a torgue wrench but if you don't have it it's ok. Hello, They do not have a band in newer transmission there are just clutch discs applied by pressure servos.
There is much more held in the converter. Now they blame the flush, or fluid exchange, not the fact that they ignored the transmission until it failed. To get a special liquid it's called degrease liquid in any auto part store. I thought they were the same thing. I do my own oil and did brakes and rotors on this truck last year so I'm considering doing this myself but have never done it on any vehicle.
Many people never service the transmission. You can find out by carefully analyzing the dipstick under the hood of your pickup. The exact cause of the shuddering was that the metal shavings stuck between the gears. New fluid doesn't fix, the trans dies anyway. Use a special plastic or metal oil pan.