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Old 03-30-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Should the Transmission Screen / Filter be replaced during service (if there is one) or is Flush and Fill the only option? I have a little over 50,000 miles and tow a 31' RV trailer, occasionally. The Dealer service mgr says Flush and Fill is the only option. That just doesn't seem right.
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Should the Transmission Screen / Filter be replaced during service (if there is one) or is Flush and Fill the only option? I have a little over 50,000 miles and tow a 31' RV trailer, occasionally. The Dealer service mgr says Flush and Fill is the only option. That just doesn't seem right.

According to the owner and shop manual's, transmission service is to be done at 150,000 mile intervals.

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I wouldn't trust that 150000 mile range. The fluid is black as he'll at 50000. U can drop the pan and replace the filter. Your dealer is doing it the lazy way
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I wouldn't trust that 150000 mile range. The fluid is black as he'll at 50000. U can drop the pan and replace the filter. Your dealer is doing it the lazy way

Have you personally observed the fluid color in these new transmissions at 50,000 miles? They don't have a readily accessible dipstick.

I'm thinking the Ford engineers probably know more than you or I.

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Have you personally observed the fluid color in these new transmissions at 50,000 miles? They don't have a readily accessible dipstick.

I'm thinking the Ford engineers probably know more than you or I.

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I once saw the fluid on one with about 30,000 miles when it was leaking. Was definitely quite clean and not black.
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Have you personally observed the fluid color in these new transmissions at 50,000 miles? They don't have a readily accessible dipstick.

I'm thinking the Ford engineers probably know more than you or I.

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There is a dipstick accessable under the truck, passenger side front of transmission housing, providing access to the transmission oil pan. Remove the 19mm cap nut, the dipstick is attached to this nut. Clean the area really good before removing the cap nut.
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I wouldn't trust that 150000 mile range. The fluid is black as he'll at 50000. U can drop the pan and replace the filter. Your dealer is doing it the lazy way
So, the crap can build up in the convertor? Flush is the way they do it. This isn't the"old" days when you could drop the pan, yank the filter, the bleed out the convertor.
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There is a dipstick accessable under the truck, passenger side front of transmission housing, providing access to the transmission oil pan. Remove the 19mm cap nut, the dipstick is attached to this nut. Clean the area really good before removing the cap nut.
Can we get a pic of the dip stick location please.
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rraiderr - Can we get a pic of the dip stick location please.
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obusnizzle - So, the crap can build up in the convertor? Flush is the way they do it. This isn't the"old" days when you could drop the pan, yank the filter, the bleed out the convertor.
You can still do a pan-drop, filter change, and fill. But, YES there is no converter drain plug. *That was so last century.

And as long as you're doing that pan-drop, why not replace it with one with a drain plug (and more capacity) for a less messy next time ...
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