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#16 Cvans OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 10:45 PM

I'm not a mechanic but this advise was provided by one and you use this advise at your own risk.

This is how I was told to do it by a very large independent service center.

Go to the bottom of the radiator and feel the hoses. You want the hottest one at normal operating temps. This is the one coming from the transmission.  It is not a big deal if you get the wrong hose it will still work. Take the hose loose at the radiator and put the hose in a container large enough to hold all the transmissions fluid.  Set the emergency brake and place the transmission in neutral.  Start the vehicle and let it idle. When the oil quits coming out of the hose shut the car off. Now you can drop the pan and change the filter without making a mess. You will also have removed most of the oil. 

Do not leave the vehicle running after the oil quits coming out of the hose. It will take a little while but you will damage the transmission if you continue to run it without oil. 

I've done this on my vehicles several times with excellent result. Really nice not to have oil running down your arms when dropping the pan.


Edited by Cvans, August 31, 2016 - 10:47 PM.

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 05:44 AM

I'm going to add to what Chris posted above .

 After changing the filter and leaving the transmission line going to the cooler ( radiator )   still going into a container add 4 qts of transmission fluid start the engine and as soon as the oil stops flowing shut it off , again adding 4 qts ,  keep doing this    a few time  or until the fluid come out looking new . It's easier if the fluid was dirty but if your system holds say 12 qts it will take 16 to do a good job so your going to waste a few qts as it gets mixed with the old oil while flushing . But that's only going to flush it , if you have other issues it might pay in the long run to have a pro go over it


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Posted September 01, 2016 - 07:55 AM

Ford fella told me could be torque converter or engine misfire.

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 08:09 AM

ranger automatic trans from the 2000s also had issues with electric clip connection to the trans getting corrosion mainly issues when it was wet

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 08:33 AM

3.0 Interesting, I found in the service manual that it recommends changing the fluid at 150K. I also have the owners manual, will read up on the O/D operation.


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Posted September 01, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Flushing without changing the filter is like putting a dirty diaper back on the baby


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Posted September 01, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Talked with a large dealer today. Looked up my VIN and found the Passenger Airbag is on recall (go figure) and that the Transmission valve body was replaced around 32K. I confirmed this as that is when I bought the vehicle and had a transmission shifting issue. This means the fluid has around 50K on it. He recommended having it serviced between 100K and 125K.
Also got detailed pricing for a Filter and Fluid change.
Labor $176.00
16 Qt's Fluid @ $6.91 = 110.56
Filter $38.04
Tax $26.85
Total $352.25

I am OK with this as I can budget for it, OH and when I do tow the GT's leave the O/D off.


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Posted September 01, 2016 - 01:39 PM

I'm not charging enough, Damn


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Posted September 01, 2016 - 02:17 PM

I concur with turning OD off when towing. I throw my Tacoma in 4 instead of drive whenever I have a trailer on.

That's pretty high for a transmission flush imo. I had mine done on my Tacoma. No filter, flush, refill, it was 150.00 otd.

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 03:30 PM

Yea, the No Filter flush is 199 labor + fluid. Like someone said before, that is like putting the dirty diaper back on the baby.



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Posted September 01, 2016 - 04:07 PM

Yea, the No Filter flush is 199 labor + fluid. Like someone said before, that is like putting the dirty diaper back on the baby.

Depends on the oem. Toyota doesn't recommend replacing only cleaning the filter.

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 07:06 PM

I tow my 1951 ferguson tractor with two sod plow with my ranger, and I leave it in fifth or over drive, what ever you want to call it and it works fine. Plus the rear tires are loaded on the ferguson tractor. No troubles yet. If it's lugging to much , it will down shift on its own. But, my truck is a level II model which gives it 4:10 differential and 4.0 litre V6. It is a 2005 with 129000 kilometres on it. Most ranger 4x4s have 3:73 differential. Some 3.0 litre V6 and 4 cylinder trucks have the 4:10 differential, I think. Could be wrong on that.
Any way, mine works good.

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 09:23 PM

I tow my 1951 ferguson tractor with two sod plow with my ranger, and I leave it in fifth or over drive, what ever you want to call it and it works fine. Plus the rear tires are loaded on the ferguson tractor. No troubles yet. If it's lugging to much , it will down shift on its own. But, my truck is a level II model which gives it 4:10 differential and 4.0 litre V6. It is a 2005 with 129000 kilometres on it. Most ranger 4x4s have 3:73 differential. Some 3.0 litre V6 and 4 cylinder trucks have the 4:10 differential, I think. Could be wrong on that.
Any way, mine works good.

Noel

You have the holy grail of Ford rangers! The level 2 fx4 was only made a few years. 17,000 some odd trucks were all that was made. I'd love one. Found one for sale a few months ago. Dealer want 16,000 for it.

I know my old 2003 3.0 4x4 5 speed had 3.73 gearing.

You could get 3.55 3.73 and 4.10 gearing.

I know when I'm towing with my Tacoma with overdrive on it bounces in and out so much! I have the tow package with the cooler and such but I just feel much better in 4. When towing the boat around wv hills it really bounced in and out of overdrive

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 09:29 PM

I'm gonna give it another 25K then get the service. gives me time to budget for it. 



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Posted September 09, 2016 - 11:36 PM

If you decide to change filter yourself install a drain on pan while you got the pan off. Just makes doing the job that much cleaner the next time. I installed a drain on a 700R4 years ago,,still waiting to use the drain.....






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