If it is not where it should be fluid can be added through the dipstick tube. It will say it fully meets the Mercon spec on the bottle. Total time was probably 30 - 40 minutes after fighting the rubber at the bottom of the shifter. But I work my trucks hard and dont trust it. While your at it, go to ford and buy the bushing kit. I did this just last night worked exceptionally well.
After the screws come out pull straight up on the shifter assembly and set to the side. I'm not going to argue over something stupid such as how to change fluid, all I said was do what works for you. If the tranny is bad news, I'd like to go on record with Ford as being aware that it might be faulty so they understand that they have some obligation to make it right. Immediately pull it out again and check the fluid level. Does anyone have any insights? Otherwise, you might not know that your level is low until it is too late and your transmission is making alarming noises. And that would be stretching it. Ford has some strange recommendations as far as service intervals go.
Obviously after draining you replace the plug and proceed to remove the fill plug. I now have 229,000 on the orig. Does this about 4-5 times or so and done. So stop posting sarcastic comments please. The motor drives the pump the torque converter , and it compresses the transmission fluid which in turn drives the clutch assembly. 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. I do recommend looking under the hood back on the fire wall to the right there is a little cup with a black top.
I don't think I've been particularly hard on the poor thing, after all. And changing it requires no kit. Thanks for any help, folks. It started whining in the gears. There is another plastic boot under the shifter boot itself which will fight you till the end, but it can be done with a little patientce. I have owned a 94 ranger for about 5 years now.
I removed the screw 12 o'clock position first by selecting Reverse gear for a little extra shifter clearance. Next I removed the screw 5 o'clock by selecting 1st gear The last screw being in the 8 o'clock position I selected 5th gear. Then you don't have to mess around with pulling the shifter boot and everything else. I hope this helps those of you with the 5 speed transmissions. Worked pretty easily I thought. It may also be that you have a leak in the transmission and need to add transmission fluid so that it's at the right level. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Ford you'll find that Ranger Forum is a great community to join.
When this happens the gears cannot engage completely and the transmission will begin to slip. Your owner's or repair manual should have a similar chart. Have your transmission fluid checked. If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. In my 91 ranger it said I never had to replace the fuel filter? The brake fluid in the clutch hydrolic system should be periotcally changed by bleeding the system.
Best of all it's totally free! I believe that this vehicle has a hydroliclly operated clutch and does not need to be adjusted. I am somewhat concerned about this, as I would like to keep the thing a while, but my prying, information gathering questions were pretty much a waste of time. Hope this helps because have been there and done that. Moving to the inside of the vehicle: I pulled my shifter boot upward over the shifter itself there was probably screws holding the shifter boot at one time. Consult your service manual for the type of trans fluid your vehicle requires.
If there is a problem with the thing, I'd like to know wo I could get a repair while still on warranty. I know there is a write up on using an obscene amount of hose going into the fill plug, but I think this is way easier. 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. I have had 3 rangers over the years in the manual. Hence I have dealt with the clutch before. Just lay underneath the vehicle, put the hose in the hole, push on the handle and the fluid goes in. Filling manual tranny Ran into the same problem after a clutch change on my 90, ended up using an old dish detergent bottle.