If you research this a bit on Google you can even find out how to do it yourself, but you would have to be a pretty good mechanic to… It depends on the yr of the vehicle. In another thread, I saw that Amsol oil could last for 25k miles. Could be replaced or rebuilt per recommendation of the dealer. Also recommended for use in older automatic gearbo… Size: 1L Bottle 1. You could search on that to find more info.
While it's a minor annoyance compared to transmission failure, ironically the crack usually goes right through the Ford logo. See the transmission section for procedure. Excellent for all types of hypoid differentials with or without limited-slip and systems operating under shocks and heavy loads. If you check it with the engine cold you will get a false reading and could do more harm than good if you added fluid. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. I'm a young lady trying to learn the best care for my vehicle. Local Ford dealer, upset with my agitation, informed me that at now 70,000 miles, I should expect the need for repairs! We aren't sure what we should do.
In January 2004 my check engine light came on so I called my closest Ford dealership and they told me it would take 2 weeks for me to get an appointment to have my truck checked. And looks like everyone is having this problem. I have changed the fluid Mercon V and filter every 60,000, and currently have 220,000 without issues so far and it still tows fine. Tranny started to slip so I go a short distance to ge some fluid at an automotive shop,come out only to find most of the fluid is now pouring out onto the ashphalt. The failure occurs everytime the vehicle is driven.
You must make sure you have a tight fit on the drain plug hole before you start pumping… Transmission fluid can only be checked with the engine and transmission at normal operating temperature. I just change my fluid and it was a pain to do. The additive chemistry provides high resistance to mechanical shear and fatigue. After 300 miles had to have transmission rebuilt tranny warning light and vibration under acceleration, upshift 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd. No one really wants to take responsibility. If it needs fluid, at a little bit at a time then check the… Yes, if that is not what is supposed to be used.
When adding transmission fluid to your Explorer, 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. I believe this dealer put the wrong fluid in it but I cannot prove it. I have now read other instances in this web site that other people have experienced the same thing. We brought it into the Ford dealership. Wipe the dip stick and re-incert into tube all the way till it stops. It has cause a lot of trouble and money to a lot of people. Pending on you amount of highway travel you should check the fluid more often.
I called aamco the place Ford referred me too , and they told me that it was not the transmission but now an electrical problem that I would need to take to the dealership to have fixed but I would have to pay to have that fixed as well. Make sure car is level You have to refill through the dip-stick tube, requires a special funnel. Then, the stalling started happening periodically again and again. While driving 45 mph, the contact noticed that the transmission switched to a lower gear. Servo cover is broke, tiny little friggin piece is going to cost me nearly 3,000 bloody dollars. Three days later my transmission blew.
I am not happy with this situation. Ford should definitely have some type of a recall. Later model transmissions are a 'sealed unit' and according to Ford are designed to go 150,000 m without a fluid change. Had it back at dealer tranny shop, 50 miles away, 5 times as the rebuilt tranny was under warranty 3years 100K miles. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2000 Ford Explorer. I complain about it every time I take it in for servicing.
Took it back to the dealer who was forced by Ford corporate to fix the solenoid on a trans with 45 miles. Yes, seems not so bright to me either. I had to buy a hand pump and it took forever. Finally, it appears that the second re-manufactured transmission is ok. Not much help when you've accidentally drained it trying to change your oil. I had to wait and extra week to pick up my vehicle due to electrical problem that they swore to me was taken care of.