The book says regular Mercon not v for the 4r100, but had dealer do a flush and refill with the V. Whole trans rebuild to fix that lovely issue. I cheated this time round as I dropped plug only from pan, no filter change, or cleaning pan. Newer transmissions that are referred to as 4R70E or 4R75E have modifications that compliment Fords switching to throttle by wire. When you remove the filter you should see this: With the old filter removed wipe off any debris on the underside of the valve body, be sure to use a lint free cloth.
I believe this a little bit, but if this is completely true it is only slowing the failure. This is to ensure that the transmission fluid is up to operating temperatures. Once you have measured out all of the drained fluid repeat the draining procedure above. However be careful that the seal of the filter has not come off into the filter bore you can see the seal in the picture of the filter under the parts section above. Pan installed optional drain plug kit shown : Filling the Transmission: Now having drained the transmission you need to determine how much was drained. If you don't feel any try it again.
Also I have not seen any on the later model Expedition's. You will want to use solvent to clean the pan and pan magnet well. Speaking April 4 in Dearborn, Mich. This article does not any. Note that if you do not have the factory towing package with the transmission cooler you will need to disconnect the line going to the radiator side tank. Mines 2000 with 4r100 as most here know. The links on this video to products are for informational purposes only and in no way are an endorsement of the safety or effectiveness of the particular product.
Hopefully I won't be left with problems after doing this. Alright well I've seen a few How-To's around here but nothing with a great deal of actual on vehicle pictures. The bolts should only be tightened to 14Nm so they should break loose fairly easily. I continued to drain the transmission until the fluid coming out looked as good as the fluid going in, which was at about 15qts. Ford has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.
When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting and allow oil to flow… 6. In no way should the contents of the video, including the tools used, be repeated or tried by anyone. With that, you should be done. Park the vehicle on level ground. I disconnect the extension from the ratchet and turn it by hand to remove all the bolts, all while using my other hand to hold up the pan. I think it involves starting up the truck a couple of times. I used an old measuring cup that have in my shop mine drained a little over 2qts until it sputtered.
These modifications are specified by one of the Ford engineers who designed the transmission. Then proceed to install the remaining bolts by hand. I torqued mine down to the full 25N-m to ensure no leaks. Or, you could do the easy way out and take it to a shop where they have an exchange machine. Then, I was at my local ford dealer, they reccommended that I get a tranny flush and fill. The previous owner did not change the transmission fluid and they bought it with around 125,000 miles on it.
The junk makes up for the lost friction material. I place the fitting up onto the other line connected to the cooler facing up to keep it from constantly dripping while I continue to work. Hand start bolts in each of the corners to hold the pan into position. Remove the dipstick and place the long ended funnel into the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Expedition, 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 put it on the angled surface of the filter 'bulge' in the pan. For the plug itself I decided to place an o-ring on it for added precaution against leaks. There is also another procedure where you disconnect some of the hoses going to the cooler, and fill with new as the old fluid comes out. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2001 Ford Expedition. So anyway so what is the real verdict here. You can drop the pan, but that only changes 5 of the 14 quarts, since a lot of it stays in the torque converter.
Then engage your park brake and place the truck in neutral. Once finished install the new filter ensuring that it is properly seated, but not pressed into the valve body. I know seeing pictures of the work is worth a lot and makes things much easier. To do this properly I would recommend driving the truck on a major interstate or highway at speeds of 55mph or more for 15-20miles. I just bought my expedition and it has 71k on it. Hopefully this helps everyone out and saves people some money. Jack up the truck and remove all jack stands.
At this torque spec the plastic washer visible crushes down. Flush it or stay with the right fluid. Don't worry this is a factory installed plug, which is placed in the dipstick opening of the valve body. If you change the fluid, no more wear material, and then you can't get into gear anymore. If there is replace it.