It depends on the yr of the vehicle. Ensure that the engine is completely cool prior to starting this service. Next you can actually remove the plugs. I used some of the brake cleaner and engine cleaner to clean the surrounding area as best I could on an 11 year old engine. Ford's specialty Fan clutch tool.
Because now there is no way for the consumer to check the condition or the level of the automatic transmission fluid. Next remove the brace from the power steering reservoir to thermostat housing. You can use a piece of vacuum hose or fuel hose over the end of the plug to get it started in the hole. Since 1963, Mister Transmission is the name Canadians trust to provide them with high-quality transmission repairs and expert service. Step 10 - Look how pretty! Ensure that the engine is completely cool prior to starting this service. When adding transmission fluid to your F-150, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Finally back out the 4 bolts to remove the pulley.
The industry argument According to the industry experts, the reason for eliminating the transmission dipstick is that although most consumers may believe they should check their transmission dipstick and fluid level, experts claim that it is actually better for vehicle transmissions to only be serviced by professionals. Place a drain pan of sufficient capacity under the radiator and open the petcock drain on the radiator. The yellow plastic protector pictured, your might be a different color should be removed. Without the right level the tranny would stick, crunch and thud. Add Anti-Freeze and water mix to your engine and enjoy!. Excellent work done by these people and I would highly recommend them to all.
The swivel makes it easier to clear the firewall. Step 3 - Using Channel locks or pliers pinch the upper radiator hose fastener to remove the hose. You need to use some common-sense here since the engine is aluminum, but a crisp shot from the left then the right then the left will eventually free the water-pump. I used some of the brake cleaner and engine cleaner to clean the surrounding area as best I could on an 11 year old engine. The fluid is pumped into the tranny through the drain plug with a special adapter tool. After that just put everything back together in reverse order. Use a combination of extensions, swivels universal joints , sockets and ratchets to get at them.
Earlier models, pre 2002, had a dipstick and you could check fluid levels and top-up the fluid. Refill the system with coolant to the proper level. For vehicles with these types of transmissions, you as the consumer are limited in your options to self-diagnose the problem. Apply a small amount of anti-seize to the threads only on the spark plug. Also, note that the fluid needed is specifically Mercon V. I found that easier than trying to remove each separately. Once the bolts are out, you will probably need to use a hammer and a block of wood, or just a hammer to beat the water pump out of the engine.
Step 11- Bolt the pulley back in place, then using the break bar - loosen the tension pulley and re-loop the belt back along its original path. Drain the cooling system completely. Apply some dielectric grease to the plug boots as well to help seal them. Is the absence of the dipstick just a fad or does it have merit? Contrary to what some people will say, you don't have to remove the fuel rails. Contrary to what some people will say, you don't have to remove the fuel rails. Step 8 - Using the 10mm socket, remove the 4 bolts to detach the water-pump from the engine.
The coolant level should go down, this is normal as the system bleeds the air pockets out of the system. The front four connect the covering to the frame. Dealerships and Tranny shops use a scanner to obtain the temp of the fluid so they can accurately guage the right amount of fluid. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2000 Ford F-150. Finally back out the 4 bolts to remove the pulley.
Next remove the air intake tube from the throttle body to the air filter housing. I take an old piece of seat foam and put it on top of the radiator support to the engine to allow me to lay on it without hurting my tummy. The days of periodically checking your transmission fluid level by pulling a metal dipstick from a tube alongside your engine are rapidly coming to a close. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 9. Leave the recovery tank or radiator cap off to aid in bleeding the system.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your F-150, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. If the transmission fluid level on your F-150 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. There's no need to jam it in, but make sure it's secure. Whatever works best for you is good. Before opening a plastic radiator petcock, spray it with some penetrating lubricant. Sponge with scouring side green.