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Sure am anxious to learn how to change tranny fluid myself

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This sealed transmission stuff is just plain wrong.  I am looking for a manual that will show how to drain and refill our dip stickless trannies.

 

Anyone have suggestions?  I am trying to get the seller to look at this dvd before I buy  www.1000repairmanuals.com

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Leave it be - these new transmissions coupled by the advancements in fluid technology negate the need to changing fluid like we used to.  Even engine oil changes occur at the 7,000+ mile mark.

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I only have 10k on odometer, plenty of time to find my answers, I will see what the prevailing data and opinions are in a few years when I would anticipate it should be changed at 60-70k. It's just the way I like to maintain vehicles, I like them to last a long time.

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I agree I like to always do mine earlier than expected

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I only have 10k on odometer, plenty of time to find my answers, I will see what the prevailing data and opinions are in a few years when I would anticipate it should be changed at 60-70k. It's just the way I like to maintain vehicles, I like them to last a long time.

 

I'm like you - it's hard to simply not change it, even though they claim that it's no longer necessary.  Let us know what you find out.

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Did you ever find anything out on it?  I'm curious as well. 

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Instructions
    • 1

      Engage the parking brake on the Ford, put on your safety glasses and then set chock blocks in the front and rear of the back driver's-side tire.

    • 2

      Jack up the front of the Ford, and position jack stands under the front frame on both sides. Raise the vehicleicon1.png high enough for you to work comfortably underneath.

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    • 3

      Slide a drain pan under the transmission pan, and climb under the vehicle, remembering to bring your socket set.

    • 4

      Use the socket wrench to loosen the bolts that hold the transmission pan about ¼ inch. If the pan does not come down as you loosen the bolts, you may need to carefully pry it loose with a screwdriver. Do not damage the pan or transmission sealing surface with the screwdriver, or the pan will not seal properly and you will have a transmission leak to contend with before you can drive the Ford again.

    • 5

      Remove the bolts from the rear of the transmission pan first, to allow the fluid to pour over the back lip of the pan and down into your drain pan. Once most of the fluid is out, go ahead and remove the rest of the bolts. Take the pan and slide out from under the vehicle.

    • 6

      Remove the old pan gasket from the transmission pan. You may need to carefully scrape it off with a razor blade.

    • 7

      Spray the pan with brake clean, and wipe it off. If your pan has the doughnut magnet inside, remove it and wipe it off as well. The magnet is there to catch minute metal shavings that occur as your transmission wears, so do not forget to put it back in. Do not be alarmed when you see some shavings on the magnet, but if you can barely discern the shape of the magnet because of the amount of shavings on it, have a transmission technician examine your transmission as soon as possible.

    • 8

      Place the new pan gasket on the pan. Climb back under the Ford with the pan, and bolt it back in place. Reinstall the bolts in a cross pattern, similar to how you would tighten lug nuts, alternating from one side to the other until all the bolts are tight.

    • 9

      Refer to your Ford’s specific owner’s manual for transmission fluidicon1.png type and capacity, then put a funnel in the top of the dipstick tube and pour the fluid in. Reinstall the dipstick.

    • 10

      Get in the Ford, put your foot firmly on the brake and start the vehicle. Without removing your foot from the brake, shift the Ford through all the gears, then return to park. Get back out and recheck the fluid level. Top it off accordingly, if needed.

    • 11

      Jack the Ford off the jack stands, and carefully lower it back to the ground. Check for leaks.

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  • okay, there is a ford mechanic on youtube that does lots of ford videos, I emailed him and he sent me a pdf file.

the proceedure for a newer edge with sealed transmission, remove a drain plug on bottom of tranny. after fluid is out replace plug.

there is a read cap on fill tube cleverly hidden under a radiotor/heater hose, almost directly in front of battery near radiator, as i recall.

there is a plug on side where axle comes outof transaxle, put fluid in fill tube till it comes out this plug. seems like you need to button it all up, get tranny hot, and repeat fill proceedure on hot tranny.

if someone wants me to forward pdf file to them, get me your email.

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Or for about 150 dollars you could do this and get a cup of coffee. As far as waiting to change your fluid. I would shoot for 50-70k miles. Check out what it looks like at 92K miles.

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Leave it be - these new transmissions coupled by the advancements in fluid technology negate the need to changing fluid like we used to. Even engine oil changes occur at the 7,000+ mile mark.

Right and wrong.

 

Yes fluid is better than a decade ago, but the technology in the transmission is more sensitive to dirty oil.

 

So fluid changes are still important if you want to keep the Edge for a long time after 100k miles without costly transmission repairs.

 

Here is some videos on why I think this way about it.

 

Edited by carguy75

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I will only change my transmission fluid once a year. That is plenty.

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Once a year or 100K miles, whichever comes first?

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Let's hope not the latter choice I am hoping to get at least three years out of Lullubelle.

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Once a year or 100K miles, whichever comes first?

LOL.

 

Sound like how some automakers are doing their warranties now.

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Carguy75, Keep an eye on Lullubelle Odometer readings in my signature and you will understand why I made that statement. Note: Lullubelle has been on vacation this week resting up.

LOL.

 

Sound like how some automakers are doing their warranties now.

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