ATX Manual Fluid Flush - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
It's been fun.......
 
Focusedat50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1409
Location: Missouri, USA, MO
What I Drive: Boosted ZX5 ATX - 179WHP/158TQ

Posts: 3,042
FF Reputation: 2 Focusedat50 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (30)
ATX Manual Fluid Flush

I have read the sticky on changing/flushing the ATX fluid however one part I'm still not clear on:


Here's what I did as per Dezurtrat's recommendation/experience. I started the engine and drain was in there. once it trickled out. I stop engine, added about 2.5 quarts and start engine.. Repeat. Until the fluid started to come out clean..er cleaner.. and no more stinky smell!!


Are you supposed to be adding fluid as the engine is running and the fluid is being pumped out or as said above you run the engine until it starts to trickle out, stop...add fluid and repeat? Is there a possibility of burning anything up via this method as there would be a brief period of time that the tranny will have no fluid? This method flushes out the cooler as well as the torque converter?


__________________
You see what you want to see and you hear what you want to hear.........
Focusedat50 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-13-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
It's been fun.......
 
Focusedat50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1409
Location: Missouri, USA, MO
What I Drive: Boosted ZX5 ATX - 179WHP/158TQ

Posts: 3,042
FF Reputation: 2 Focusedat50 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (30)
Nobody??
__________________
You see what you want to see and you hear what you want to hear.........
Focusedat50 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2009, 10:33 AM   #3
Captain TMI
 
whynotthinkwhynot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18416
Location: the armpit of TN, Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 05 Focus Wagon; 13 C-Max SEL

Posts: 20,441
Points 29,445, Level 99
Points: 29,445, Level: 99 Points: 29,445, Level: 99 Points: 29,445, Level: 99
Level Up 67% Completed
Level up: 67% Level up: 67% Level up: 67%
Forum Activity 20%
Activity: 20% Activity: 20% Activity: 20%
FF Reputation: 271 whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
That method replaces the fluid in the torque converter as well. It is what my factory Ford shop manual states as a pump flow check and flush service. You can add fluid as it is being drained or not. So long as you don't just let the engine idle for hours and hours, you shouldn't damage the torque converter.

It doesn't take long to pump all the fluid out, which is why I recommended to people that they simply crank the engine with the starter to pump fluid out. You should've pumped all your fluid in about 5 seconds if you'd already changed the filter and not refilled from that exercise. If I had an ATX, I'd also consider using this method to pump out fluid before dropping the pan to change the filter.
__________________
Be eclectic.
---The Complete How-To Archive--

Moderating everything now, let me know if I can help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by the user formerly known as ZX3_Chick View Post
You're special aren't you.
whynotthinkwhynot is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ATX fluid question Focusnewb General Technical Chat 5 04-05-2006 05:55 PM
Manual Tansmision/transaxle fluid walkerjw99 General Technical Chat 7 09-08-2005 12:51 PM
Transmission Fluid ZX5 Manual 5 speed Transmission walkerjw99 ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 2 09-07-2005 07:45 PM
Manual Trans fluid JP General Car Chat Lounge 4 01-19-2004 12:30 PM
Manual Trans Fluid JP General Technical Chat 3 01-18-2004 03:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1