If you are having problems with the transmission in your Explorer, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. If you didn't get an answer the first time, or you don't like the answer you got that does not mean you post it again. The 5R55E pan requires a new gasket if dropping the pan. There is a dip stick tube just behind the coil packs near the fire wall. Fair price guide for the price range of a transmission rebuild.
Also, note that the fluid needed is specifically Mercon V. Fine metal flakes is normal but large metal flakes is indicative of excessive wear of internal parts. Many transmissions do not have a drain plug so you will need to remove the fluid pan to drain the fluid. Moreover, adding the wrong type of transmission fluid will void the vehicle manufacturer's warranty. My best advice to you would be to sell the vehicle before you end up spending a fortune on repairs, and if you really love the Explorer, buy one that was built after 2005.
I am however still thinking of doing a flush and filter change to see if it will take care of the squeeling. Mine was hard to find, and I just have a cor … rolla. We allow links, pictures, video, or audio file to help diagnose your problem. If you overfill with fluid, you will need to drain some of the fluid out. Inside the torque converter is another spline, this is the one thatis tricky, it is almost never lined up so that the splines mesh,banging or forcing the two together will only damage the inside ofthe torque converter.
Mark the date and vehicle mileage in a vehicle maintenance log book for future reference. Don't use this so called multi brand fluid, your just asking for trouble. See the Condensed Automatic Transmission Fluid Application Chart below or our full Transmission Fluid Application Guide at the bottom of this page for the correct fluid to use in your vehicle. I also change the filter on both transmissions as part of the fluid service. What is a transmission pressure control solenoid and how to replace one if it goes bad.
If you facing a transmission replacement, you can reduce the cost considerably by removing and re-installing the transmission yourself. However the truck still shift through all the gears fine. So how much fluid should I expect to have to put in? I'm thinking 1 is the main drain, but what is the purpose of 2? Do yourself a favor and do a whole system change as opposed to simply dropping the pan and replacing some fluid. Transmission fluids do not have these add packs, so the same factors do not come into play. Brendan Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own.
I figure 60K is a reasonable interval for a drain-and-fill, considering it won't get all of the fluid out that a complete exchange would. The transfer case is behind the transmission and your front and back driveshafts are connected to the transfer case. Try not to punch the throttle hard or try to do burnouts. I don't have that car, but if you look around you'll find it. But, while most automatic transmission fluids contain each of the above mentioned compounds and additives, they are not the same. When the speed sensor fails the speedometer stops working and shifts may become erratic. For most vehicles, the speed sensor is plugged into the transmission or transaxle.
Just like with those that change their oil every 3K, the biggest danger is probably to the wallet, but old habits die hard! Consult your service manual for the type of trans fluid your vehicle requires. This type of drive train fluid should not be used in automatics that require Type F. Fill out the form here to get an estimate via e-mail. It also states that there is no dipstick that allows you to check it yourself. This will allow people to filter out posts that have already been resolved so they can move on to other posts that still need assistance.
Anyone have experience with these new transmissions? Your support is greatly appreciated. At approximately 255 to 260°F, the internal seals begin to harden, which causes both internal and external fluid leaks. This Technical Service Bulletin is designed to provide back ground into different transmission fluids past and present. Allison Division no longer supports this specification. The fuse panel is on the drivers end of the dash the removable plastic cover is. To fill the fluid you need a special attachment that goes onto the drain plug.
At approximately 235°F, vital transmission fluid additives start to boil. If transmission lubricant is suspected of overheating. This allows the pan to tilt downward on one end so the fluid can drain. I reluctantly agreed to have a garage due the flush and filter change, but they didn't because they claimed to have found alot of metal filings in the transmission pan. If you drive a vehicle with a stick shift, you might wonder if automatic transmission fluid will work in your manual transmission. Avoid Overfilling: To avoid overfilling, add only a small amount of transmission fluid before rechecking the level. Neither trans has a drain or fill plug in the pan or case.
However, please observe rule 1 when asking for a second opinion. Body work questions regarding paint, dents, dings or accident related damages or other bodywork related issues should be posted in If you want an estimate you should take the car to a qualified body shop as they would know best what it will cost in your area and how to fix the damages. I'm a young lady trying to learn the best care for my vehicle. To keep the fluid and transmission from overheating, a transmission oil cooler located inside the vehicle's radiator continuously cools the transmission fluid when the vehicle is in operation. Please or to join the conversation.