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Old 09-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
elsolo
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It's a piece of cake.
Ford won't pull the pan, they will just change the fluid.
I did mine last month, very easy:
1.) Jack up front end of car
2.) Disconnect trans cooler fitting at trans (by left front wheel)
3.) Stick disconnected hose into bucket or other container
4.) Start car, move shifter through the gears and back to Park, turn off car.
5.) Add replacement fluid down dipstick tube equal to what pumped out in #4
6.) Repeat 4+5 until you have pumped 7 quarts through, and it comes out clean.
7.) Reconnect cooler hose, recheck fluid level
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