Tip & How-To about Ford Econoline

For all automobiles with automatic transmission

When taking the transmission pan off to change transmission fluid, before reinstalling, install a petcock kit on it. you find them at your auto parts store. drill a hole on a corner of the pan and install the petcock kit. now you can drain the transmission of it's old transmission fluid without having to remove the pan next time. also one step further you can take is placing a small magnet at one of the corners of the pan, this way you can trap metal particles that normally circulate through your transmission and adding to it's wear. instead, you are adding years to the life of your transmission. ( petcock is a drain plug kit )

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Where is the transmission fluid plug?!


The easiest thing to do is to drop the pan. Get yourself a filter kit and take the pan off, change the filter, and then re-install the pan and fill with fluid.

Aug 10, 2014 | 2010 Mercury Mariner

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Im no expert when it comes to fixing cars. Is it possible for me to change a cracked transmision pan on my own?


Yes. You will need a new pan, filter kit, and about 2 gal. of transmission fluid. Check your owners manual to see what type of oil to get, or just ask at the auto parts store. Raise the front end of the car up until you can get under it comfortably. Secure it with jack stands. Get a pan to catch the transmission fluid, as you take out the pan bolts the fluid will begin to leak out so take your time or it will get really messy. After you have removed the pan, change the filter and make sure the gasket sealing surface it clean and free of the old gasket. Make sure the pan is clean and if its a used one, make sure the gasket surface is clean as well. Put the gasket on the pan, put a couple bolts through it to keep it in place and attach it to the transmission first by installing all the bolts and then by snugging them down. Do not over tighten or you will damage the gasket. Then add about a gallon and a half of transmission fluid, start the car and check for leaks. If no leaks are found, lower the car and top off your fluid level to the cold level on the dip stick.

Apr 10, 2011 | 1997 Nissan Maxima

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adding or changing transmission fluid for a 2000 VW Beetle. Can I do that or do I need to take it to a VW shop ?


Unless you have a VAG 1552 scan tool then yes and you wouldn't be asking this question. It measures the transmission's internal fluid temperature (expansion fo fluid due to heat) which determines the level of the fluid. Keep in mind this will be a good time to replace the transmission filter which is available as a part and not a kit. The pan gasket, an O-ring, the filler plug and it's security seal, I wish it was sold as kit. Don't forget the VW transmission fluid for the 01M auto gearbox part no. G 052 162 A2. I've used this parts and I know what I have and it works.

This needs a rating, thank you and good luck.

Jul 12, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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how do you service automatic transmission? change trans. fluid?


remove the transmission oil pan bolts,leave one corner tight untill your ready to lower pan and drain fluid into oil catcher pan,then remove remaining bolts and drop pan,
remove the transmission filter, install new filter,clean inside pan and dry,install new gasket on pan,reinstall pan,put at least 5 quarts in before you start car and shift through gears,return to park,and bring oil to full mark.

Jan 01, 2010 | 2005 Ford Mustang

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Change transmission fluide in 1999 Jeep Cherokee


To change the transmission fluid you drop the transmission pan should be about 16 bolts. Once that is off you will see the filter. Buy the kit from a local auto parts store and look to see what the filter looks like. Check your transmission fluid once you drain to see metallic look in it if so i would suggest a transmission flush.

Sep 22, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

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