This occurred on my way to work and I was lucky to escape the incident without being in a serious accident, as I found myself suddenly going in reverse from a stop at a light in busy downtown traffic. They basically went on the theory that the trans is good to 100,000 thousand miles … so no fluid change is necessary. Some choose to use Automatic transmission fluid in the manual transmission. Bolt the pan back up with a new gasket if needed. The heavily ribbed cast aluminum case serves as the home for fully synchronized 5 forward gears and reverse and features a 10-spline input shaft with a 28-spline output shaft. I turned the car off, restarted, and it drove normally. It may happen in spurts, and that's ok.
I called the dealership one day and they suggested changing it every 30k miles to be on the safe side. Since it's a sealed tranny, with no dipstick, I can't check the fluid level. Trans fluid is full of detergents and too much of a good thing at a once in a questionable trans can spell trouble. You also need to drain the torque converter. The tooth pitch of 2nd and 3rd was revised for strength and the gear ratios were slightly altered. Though this answer doesnt really go here there is no section for it.
We have had so many problems with this Mustang. Add fluid by forcing it into the hole until it runns out in a steady stream. I am grateful I was with him and not by myself stranded on the side of the road. The transmission dipstick has a yellow loop handle and if your in front of your vehicle facing the engine, it's to your lower left front right in front of the bottom radiator hose. The oil supposed to last forever because it is synthetic and the warranty only last for a few years, having said that, if you are out of warranty, what … you could do is put your car up somehow on four stands, the car has to be level, drain the oil from the trani case, there is a plug in it, then you must and I repeat, you must not spill any of the oil outside the container you are using to collect the used oil.
American Muscle will have my and my friends business for now on. So you have to tighten the plug, start the car and leave running for about 10-15 minutes to get trans fluid between 27°- 49°C 80°-120°F. It may happen in spurts, and that's ok. Fluid that is contaminated with dirt and metal shavings creates friction, leading to harsh shifting engagement. When it changes from a heavy stream to a light stream, replace the plug.
There's less potential for a mess. Position the floor jack below one of the jacking points on the front of the vehicle. When adding transmission fluid to your Mustang, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. AmericanMuscle also offers Free Freight Handling to locations with loading docks in the Continental 48 States. If it is an automatic, through the dipstick tube. On a side note, I found lot's of conflicting information as to if I needed to use Ford's transmission friction modifier with this fluid, even 2 Ford dealers didn't know.
Between the pan and the torque converter, at best you can remove ~80% of the fluid. Automatic Gearbox showed some slippage 40,000. . I had noticed before that every time I first started up the car that on the first shift into first gear the car was always jerky, which was very annoying to say the least. Once your desired height is achieved, place a jack stand as close to the jacking point as possible.
Who designs a trans that you cannot check the fluid level, and that you need special tools to fill? Looking at the motor from the front, in the middle all the way to the back, near the windshild. Mercon V can be used on any Mercon transmission. Add fluid until it comes out the the plug hole. If it is an automatic look at the back of the engine their should be a dip stick if you look down and towards the back near the fire wall. My car has been gently driven and well cared for through out it's entire 10 years on the road and has remarkably low miles for it's age, there is absolutely no reason why the transmission should have suddenly gone out on it after an oil change one that I had investigated by a third party company to ensure that Jiffy Lube was not at fault for the damage. I read something that after 2001 or whatever that they stopped making the converters with drain plugs. The entire fill process took less than 10 minutes this way.
Add fluid by forcing it into the hole until it runns out in a steady stream. The oil tank gauge is known to fail over the years, so checking the dipstick is important to ensure the gauge and dipstick level match. Other than that, follow the … instructions in the owners manual and have the transmission serviced oil and filter changed according to the schedule in the book. Also, where the hell do I get 14-15 quarts of Mercon V??? The engine in your 2004 Ford Mustang should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. Took it in to a friend who owns an auto repair shop and he performed a fluid change.
Using a funnel add the appropiate amount of trans fluid check the owners manual for the amount and type of fluid. The plug has a collar that extends into the pan. Place a drain pan beneath the drain plug and remove it with the same extension; it's located on the bottom side of the transmission see Figure 3. I think that maybe it will break in a bit with the new fluid and get better as time goes on. How many miles on your car? All of the synchronizers are the latest revisions, with 3rd and 4th featuring a carbon fiber facing. Insert your fluid transfer pumps outlet hose into the fill hole.
The service manual calls for 12 qts. It also provides protection against rust and corrosion. Although this car is 10 years old it has always been summer driven and lady driven! If this is an automatic transmission, the pan must be removed in order for the fluid to drain. Mercon cannot be used on a Mercon V transmission. The oil tank gauge is known to fail over the years, so checking the dipstick is important to ensure the gauge and dipstick level match. Ran into a little problem. If you look at the drain bolt on the pan, you will notice the center is a torx style plug.