This is difficult unless you let it drain overnight so you can clean off the plug and dry off the threads in the torque converter. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. Check the fluid level and use the last quart to top off. When that happens your going to be looking at around 4 gs to replace the motor. I've always stuck with a drain and filter change with no problems. My guy uses Castrol instead of Motorcraft lubricants. At this point you can drain the torque converter.
When in actuallity 10 qts is the minimum of any tranny ford has. Step 3 - Remove the filter The filter is easier to remove if you shimmy it down and out simultaneously. Seems like something they could cheap out on and say they did the whole thing and - not. Given the ridiculous prices of cars and the burden of a car payment. Aha, there is the rub. I found a pre-measured package that was only a few bucks and turned out to be a lot more than I needed.
Carefully pry the pan down at that corner with your drain pan underneath. This can eventually lead to the engine itself seizing up and ceasing to function. Route the tubing around so it does not kink anywhere. A clothes pin can replace the person holding the line in the bucket. Ford Taurus transmissions are notoriously weak, and that gives me one more reason not to flush it at this time…chances are you will just cause trouble.
Then you won't have to touch the pan bolts. Filter yes for sure, and if they screwed up the existing fluid with some funky cleaner than yes that too. Flushing the system gives you the opportunity to replace the 16 or so quarts of fluid entirely. If you drop the pan, add a replacement pan gasket. And there is no hesitation at all now gear to gear.
Me personally, I support the automatic transmission flush. Checking the fluid will tell you if the fluid is low and the condition of the fluid. I was personally frustrated with the lack of any useful information on performing the fluid change procedure, so I researched and researched and put together this guide. They only need to make it last until the end of the warranty period, and then long enough past that to give the customer the impression that they got a good value out of their vehicle. If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system. If you're not married to the dealership, make some calls and ask some friends, especially any car geeks. This debate always has amazed me.
Another tech drove my car and then added something to the fluid. When in actuallity 10 qts is the minimum of any tranny ford has. Place the pan back up onto the transmission. Necessary though for the truck as it is asked to tow a 30 foot trailer, Synthetics have excellent heat stability. Basically removing the pan and draining it, then changing the filter. We can help you identify the problem and figure out a game plan to get you back on the road.
You might start to notice spinning without your truck actually moving forward or your transmission slipping in and out of gear while you drive. The internal neck of the filter will slide into the opening on the underside of the transmission. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. If you expect the truck to last to 150K, then you've gotten your money's worth at least you'll perceive it that way. Either way, given my results, the Amsoil sure didn't hurt. Probably around the 100 to 120,000 mile mark. Just regular fluid changes at about 75-150-225 thousand miles.
Wait until 1-2 quarts is filled and then turn off the truck. What I find shocking is that Ford considers the auto transmission factory fill and filter good for 150K miles!!! They are not in the business of making that car so well built it'll last 300K+miles. I agree with the drop pan method because that is what I have always done in the past and have always had good trans life with doing that at regular intervals. I've opened filters with over 300,000 miles that were not even close to being clogged. If I had to pick one it would be the pan and filter option.