Start the engine and allow to warm up to normal operating temperature. Like I said earlier, no one can guarantee your trans will last 200-300k miles but regular servicing can more than double your chances. Note: If you do not have the vehicle Owner's Manual, the transmission fluid type for your vehicle may be indicated on the transmission dipstick. Those 30K recommendations come from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced members of this forum, including Transman. The drain plug will be part of the housing of the transmission.
The pic and any other info you might want to gain is here: This is generally a reliable site for information, but it's a forum for that site, so your mileage may vary. Marcon V definition Please pay special attention to the third bullet point. Now a days 100k is not a lot of miles. They are trained on the job. Lower the pan and empty the remaining fluid. The thing that damages transmissions the most is heat.
Ford designs their equipment around their own fluid. People commonly dont change their transmission fluid at all and can sometimes get 100k+ out of it. It was easy to buy, shipped fast, and their video guide made it a breeze to install my modification in less time than they even estimated. Service like theirs is rare now days. Once most of the fluid has drained, hold the pan level and remove the remaining bolts. The manufacturer wants it both ways. I know that manufacturers want to make it seem like their cars are low maintenance, but a 5-fold difference, really? The fluid is typically red in color and translucent.
That might be more than 30k, but still well short of 150k. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. They did the flush, but when I got the receipt, again the wrong fluid number was on there! They put 8 quarts of ford part xt-5-qm, also known as Mercon V fluid along with an 1 quart of additive not sure what it was! Look carefully, and you can always post an edit with pics of what you find for confirmation. I asked if I could have my my transmission oil flushed and made an appointment to do so. In my experience, the biggest benefit of changing the transmission fluid that often is that you reduce or eliminate the need for more expensive flushes, or transmission service that includes dropping the pan and replacing a good gasket. So it's not exactly correct, but I'm hoping that the '06 and '07 are close enough that this gets you into the right area.
Of course he had automatic transmission fluid at the shop but it wasn't Motorcraft Mercon V and I wasn't settling for anything else. No here is the last pice of research I found So those were the findings. My primary concern right now is that the Ford service themselves might have put the wrong fluid in as well, at least according to their receipt. At least you found it, so that's a good thing. I decided to give them a try, when a product I wanted came up at a really great price.
Mostly on their business model. I got there two Mondays ago and they flushed my trans with Marcon V fluid. I asked if I could have my my transmission oil flushed and made an appointment to do so. You see our recommendations because of the number of problems with automatic transmissions happen to transmission that have not had fluid changes. After about 4 months, the perfect car popped up with. Many transmissions do not have a drain plug so you will need to remove the fluid pan to drain the fluid.
Internal leaks equates to pressure loss, which causes slipping and a variety of shift problems. Hey all, my first post here. Immediately I was concerned and read horror stories from cars breaking down after jiffy lube did their trans flush. I recommend going with this brand because it's all you need. This causes the steel valves to wear the aluminum valve body, drop the line pressure and fry the clutches, 5th and 6th gears in this trans I dont believe in lifetime fluids but I do know one thing, Ford just cares whether you make it through your warranty period.
Provide details and share your research! As an example, my Mazda recommends brake fluid changes every 24 months or 40,000 km. My own take on that would be that you give people too much credit. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2006 Ford Fusion. I wasn't sure which fluid to go with at first so I asked the experts, they told me that Motorcraft Mercon V automatic trans fluid will do the trick as well as the Royal Purple brand. An automatic transmission has a pump which pumps the fluid to the various places it needs to go.