So last week I changed my transmission filter in my 2001 5.4L 4x4 and it went pretty well. A bit messy but no problem. I followed the process in my Haynes guide.
Now I read in the Ford repair manual (that I just got) and they mention draining the torque converter. As does the following article.
Kind of ticked me off that Haynes did not even mention it.
Now the thing is, other people have said that they stopped putting drain plugs on the TC sometime in Late 00 or Early 01
. I don't even know if I have one.
Also, I would need to get a helper to turn the engine to even look for the plug.
But seeing as I just changed the fluid that was in the tranny (4.5 QTs) should I bother to even look at the TC? The fluid was pretty dirty and the truck has about 185K Miles.
What should I do? I don't feel like spending money on new fluid (14Qts this time plus the 5 from last time) and doing the whole thing again but I will if I really need to.