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Old 05-05-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
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Checking MTX Fluid

I have a 00 SPI Engine Ford Focus SE
I'm assuming I have the IB5 tranny?
How do I check my trans fluid.. I think I am leaking a little and want to check.

Also How do I fill?


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It's in the manual. You can download it here
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I hate to disagree with you but all the info my manual has, and that manual has.. is for ATX transmissions.. all it lists for MTX is the fluid type.
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Depends on what type of trany you have in your car. Two main types made were the iB5 and the MTX75.
The iB5 has no drain plug and you have to pull the one or both of the driveshafts to drain the old fluid.
The MTX75 has a drain plug on the base of the differential housing. To fill you then take a plug out that is mounted higher on the housing. The recommended level is 5 to 10 mm from the bottom of the plug hole.

To check, u take the fill plug out and put your finger in the hole. See above for where the fluid should be.
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What tranny do I have.
iB5 or MTX75,
I have no Reverse Lockout, reverse sits under 5th as if it was 6th gear.

also what If I'm looking to fill? do I still need to drop one of the driveshafts?
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I hate to disagree with you but all the info my manual has, and that manual has.. is for ATX transmissions.. all it lists for MTX is the fluid type.
Sorry. It's in the 2003 Manual(page 191) and I would have figured that it would be in the 2000 manual. It shows how to check and fill the fluid on the MTX-75.
I have an MTX-75 and my reverse also sits under 5th.
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thanks for the help..
I'll take a look at everythign on sat when I've got a few projects planned for my car.
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