Inclined to drain the pan instead. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Ford you'll find that Ranger Forum is a great community to join. What difference does it make? What are things that I can do as the driver to keep if from going over that temperature? They will be able to give you a recommendation. I have changed the fluid Mercon V and filter every 60,000, and currently have 220,000 without issues so far and it still tows fine. Would driving long distances on the freeway be bad for it, or something else? If you don't have an owner's manual, check a local certified repair shop or the dealer's service center to find the right fluid for your vehicle. Answer and what is funny is that tranny is so bad ford says it isn't a ford tranny. There was the Mitsubishi unit that was often coupled with the 2.
This box will disappear once registered! My father got the gear oil from his work, he said it shouldn't be a problem. Changing the gear oil in a 1987 Ford Ranger 5 speed transmission, 2 wheel drive. Worked pretty easily I thought. As long as you dont put it under greats amount of stress for long periods of time it should be just fine on the mercon fluid. Distributar components damp or damaged 4. If the transmission fluid level on your Ranger is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. We also cover the Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar.
I don't have the special type fluid pump and if I'm too cheap to go buy one what's a good way otherwise? Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. And my rear diff is not a Limited slip, could I use the gear oil there? Your support is greatly appreciated. I probably might not have done that if you hadn't mentioned it. While carefully holding the pan in place, remove the rest of the bolts, and remove the pan. Driving it on the freeway and long distances are just fine.
I just got a long piece of clear vinyl tubing, ran it from the open hood area down to the transmission there, stuck one end of the tubing in the tranny fluid fill hole and stuck a funnel on the other end of the tubing and filled it that way. Your owner's or repair manual should have a similar chart. If transmission lubricant is suspected of overheating. See the transmission section for procedure. As a rule of thumb, some experts suggest every 20,000 miles if used in severe conditions towing and mountain driving and about every 30,000 miles of regular use.
Normal driving will ensure that you get the longest life out of the trans before you have to overhaul it. Pending on you amount of highway travel you should check the fluid more often. What difference does it make? Overfilling it too and even underfilling it can cause it to fail on you. Faulty emmision systems components 5. The bolt patterns are not different per transmissions for the same motors. It started whining in the gears. Remove the popup part of the cap fit a piece of clear tubing over the spout make sure it is tight fill bottle with fluid insert tube in hole raise the bottle as high as possible and squeeze until empty.
Nothing too exciting going on with my stock 2. Use the First In Synthetic Motor Oil's. I've never done this job before but it looks pretty straightforward, just basically drain and refill. You may find it easier to remove the shifter and fill from the top of the trans. Oftentimes when purchasing a new transmission filter, it will come with a transmission pan gasket- but be sure. Any thoughts in response to this? Gear oil is cheaper then Mercon.
I know the 2002 had lots of issues with the transmission so I'm wanting to do my best to keep it in the best shape possible. Otherwise, you might not know that your level is low until it is too late and your transmission is making alarming noises. Mercon fluid is fully 100% available and in production. I don't work it hard. . Best of all it's totally free! You will also need to replace components on the stearing collumn, and run new linkage to the throttle body or carburator.
Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. It's true that manual transmissions do not generate nearly the amount of heat as automatics, but over time the transmission fluid in a manual engine will pick up bits of metal and other debris from the transmission components. You will probably be able to use the same transfer case on either tranny. I recall getting a notice from the dealer that stated that they had changed the recommendations. Change Your Mind, Not Your Oil. Good tip to make sure I can get the fill plug out okay beforehand! When towing probably half that.