So after lots of research and now this experiment. If yours really has the 3. Won't be hard to drain the transmission fluid while I'm down there. I hope this information helps. I think it comes from Germany.
It's not so much the act of flushing that causes problems as much as it's the debris that the flushing process churns up. It can cause completely stuck valves, resulting in the complete loss of one or more gears. It says change it at 60K and then again at 120K. I think the fluid gets a little thicker from all of the debris. In no way should the contents of the video, including the tools used, be repeated or tried by anyone.
Like I said, it was like 6 or 8 times in rapid succession. . Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. I had a gmc Denali vehicle never had any transmission maintenance done. The statement about avoiding changing fluid that never was changed in 100,000 miles I think is still relevant. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. I thought it did for extreme driving, ie.
No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. I once calculated how many times you need to change the fluid to get a high percentage of flesh fluid throughout the whole system. Only 5 0f 10 qts comes out. If a clutch isn't applied properly, it will slip more than it should, causing more debris to get into the fluid. This is what we did at the Ford garage I worked for on all vehicles that were out of warranty. Just something to think about. You didn't mention you were talking about extreme-conditions driving! Automatic transmission fluid is very detergent by nature and when fresh fluid is put into a transmission that's very dirty from not ever being serviced, it has the tendency to dislodge metal, clutch and band lining and anything else that's trapped in the trans.
Actually the minimum amount for a ford ranger is 10. My experience has been the same. Therefore, viewer agrees to release, waive, and discharge FordTechMakuloco or anyone affiliated with FordTechMakuloco, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the viewer, or to any property belonging to viewer, regardless of whether the loss is linked to the use of the contents of this video, or otherwise and regardless of whether such liability arises in tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise, to the fullest extent allowed by law. Back at 50K miles, I had a transmission flush done at a Ford dealership with what I believe was Mercon V and a chemical cleaner. In fact, most manufacturers recommend against transmission flushes, as a matter of routine maintenance. There is much more held in the converter.
Interval: Every 150000 miles or every 60 months whichever occurs first. More likely, however, the debris will build up slowly. Also is the fluid getting leaked or its low. And there is no hesitation at all now gear to gear. No, do not flush it.
Regardless if anyone gives the credit to the fluid or the filter. If it had synthetic as a factory fluid it will have a blue plastic tag right above the fill plug. Gears'1-3-5 are on one side of the transmission case, and 2-4-6 are on the other. I was told this last time that the Transmission fluid needed to be changed out because when I drive it, and stop, it begins to pulse. Keep your transmission as cool as possible. A wiser investment than an transmission fluid change ahead of schedule. Come for the info, stay and make some friends.
I posted a write-up on this here. Your brake fluid is what makes your brakes work by using the fluid pressure to compress the pistons on the brake rotors, without it your brakes can fail. Remove the 2 screws holding the resistors and remove. This is achieved by directing said fluid through a number of small channels within the gearbox. I don't care how advanced anyone says modern transmission fluid is, everything breaks down after a while and needs to be changed. FordTechMakuloco shall not be liable for any injury, damage, or loss to any person or property that may result from use of the tools, equipment, or any content contained in this video. My understanding is you should never flush or change the fluid on a modern automatic transmission which you don't know the service history of.
The only way it will be expensive, is if you go to a dealer or get pitched some story by a shop, not able to diagnose, what is most likely a simple fix. If yours really has the 3. If you are that concerned about the life of your automatic transmission, particularly if you abuse it by towing are carrying heavy loads, get a transmission cooler. Transmission life is mainly dependent on three things. I believe the outer is on the even gears and the inner is on the odd gears.
No pan was dropped, and the original filter was never changed. As far as the minimum on a ford automatic. On a manual tranny, you check the fluid by pulling the fill plug on the side of the transmission. They did replace the filter at the same time. That is an inevitable fact of how moving parts work. There are so many things to factor in with this kind of thing. Truck requires every last bit of oil it has because the dam things normal operating temperature is between 210 and 220 degrees.