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Old 10-15-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me how to change my transmission fluid


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Old 10-15-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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Sure.

Put the front of the car up on jack stands or good ramps.

There is a drain bolt on the very bottom of the tranny. Open it, let it drain into a pan. Replace the bolt.

Then about half way up on the side of the tranny there is another bolt (8mm allen I think). Remove this bolt ( its kind of hidden, just keep looking, its in a little recess). Fill the tranny back till it begins to flow fluid out of this hole. Its FULL, put the bolt back in. DONE.


A few things. I used the high dollar tranny fluid from Ford, it is a high grade synthetic and worth the 17 dollars a qt. There are a few other choices, do a search here and you will find them.

Second, I use a hydraulic pump to put the oil in. You can squirt in a quart at a time that way. They sell them for 10-15 bucks at the automotive stores if you don't have one, get it. Makes life easier and you will use it for years.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:01 AM   #3
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I used the same fluid as Viney, and he is right, it is WELL worth the $17 each quart. But I had the ford dealership do the change cause I didnt know how.
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Just to add to Viney's instructions...pull the checker/filler plug before you start draining...this way you'll be assured that you can get fluid back into the transmission after its been drained (better to find out beforehand that the plug won't come out) and it'll allow air to work its way into the gearbox while the fluid goes out, otherwise you'll get a spurt of transmission fluid and then it will stop as air runs in, and then another spurt, etc. Makes a big mess unless you have a huge catch pan under the transmission.
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^^^ Good point. Thanks.
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thanks i appreciate it
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No problem, thats what we are here for.
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I really needed this, when I changed my clutch I noticed that the manual tranny fluid smelled burnt, I'll be changing mine when i change my oil next time. Great information in this post!
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How many miles does your car have? Ford doesn't really have a change interval on the MTX-75, if anything you should change it when you have the transmission off the car (like you did) but I wouldn't worry too much about it, the transmission is a sealed system (there's nowhere for dirt or other contaminants to enter the gearbox) and any metal that files off the gears will be caught by the large magnet inside the case.
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I really needed this, when I changed my clutch I noticed that the manual tranny fluid smelled burnt, I'll be changing mine when i change my oil next time. Great information in this post!
Burnt? Thats odd, nothing in there to really cause that. I would change it personally at no more than 50k. I change the rear lube on my RWD cars as well. The long chain molecules that keep the gears from getting worn do eventually give it up to all the mashing and thrashing... As anyone who has done rebuilds knows. OIl ( all oil even the good stuff) is cheap by comparison.
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