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Re: Adding Fluid to Manual transmittion
If its automatic there is no bolt, pull the trans stick and shove a funnel in the tube, make sure its the trans stick u pull and not the oil, also the vehicle should be running when u add, after u top it off run it through all the gears, 5 secs in each gear, so park, reverse, nuetral, drive, 2, 1, then do it again on the way back up to park, then check the fluid again....this is automatic correct? let me know how it goes
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if this is an automatic transmission you just put the fluid down the dipstick tube you will need a transmissionfunal to do this and the fluid is Dextron II.
if this truck has a manual transmission you will need to jack the truck up and put on jack stands and go under truck and on the right side of the transmission you will see a check plug that has a square head remove the plug and fill with 80w-90 gear lube till it starts coming out the check hole.
This is in the owners manual pages 269 and 270. TRANSMISSION FLUID Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped) The automatic transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick. Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage. Transmission fluid should be checked and, if required, fluid should be added by a qualified technician. Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal transmission components. Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped) 1. Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface or level hoist. 2. Clean the filler plug or dirt and debris. 3. Remove the filler plug and inspect the fluid level. 4. Fluid level should be at bottom of the opening. 5. Add enough fluid through the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening. 6. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Lubricant Specifications in this chapter.
TO DO A TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGE YOU NEED HAVE TRANSMISSION FLUID ON HAND YOU NEED TRANSMISSION FILTER AND GASKET.YOU NEED 3/8 WRENCH THE RATCHET TYPE WITH METRIC SOCKETS. YOU NEED JACK TO RAISE VECHICLE SUPPORT VECHICLE ON JACK STANDS.YOU NEED A DRAIN PAN. ONCE YOU GET VECHICLE OFF GROUND.PLACE DRAIN PAN UNDER TRANSMISSION OIL PAN REMOVE OIL PAN DRAIN BOLT.LET FLUID DRAIN OUT IN DRAIN PAN THEN SCREW DRAIN PLUG BACK IN PLACE DONT OVER TIGHTEN.REMOVE OIL PAN AND GASKET. BESURE TO HAVE PAPER TOWEL ON HAND.MAKE SURE TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET SURFACE CLEAN BEFORE INSTALLING NEW PAN GASKET. ONCE TRANSMISSION OIL PAN REMOVED. REMOVE THE OLD TRANSMISSION FILTER INSTALL THE NEW FILTER.THEN WITH NEW GASKET ON OIL PAN IN PLACE.OIL PAN NEED TO BE CLEAN SO THE GASKET ADHESIVE WILL HOLD PAN GASKET IN PLACE WHILE INSTALLING PAN AND GASKET TO TRANSMISSION.INSTALL OIL PAN BOLTS INSTALL THEM CRISS CROSS TORQUE PAN BOLTS TO 7 TO 10 FT LBS. LOOK IN OWNERS MANUAL FOR TRANSMISSION FLUID CAPACITY.BUY 10 QUARTS .TO BE ON SAFE SIDE SO YOU WILL HAVE ENOUGH FLUID ON HAND. IF YOU DONT HAVE NO TRANSMISSION FLUID CAPACITY. ADD 7.5 QUARTS FLUID.WAIT FOR 2 MINUTES.CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL ON DIP STICK. SHOULD BE ON THE FULL MARK.CRANK VECHICLE UP.LET IDLE FEW MINUTES CHECK TRANSMISSION DIP FLUID LEVEL IF DROPPED ADD LITTLE MORE.WHILE ENGINE IDLING GETTING WARM UP. KEEP EYE ON FLUID LEVEL.WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING. APPLY BRAKES HOLD FOOT ON BRAKES SHIFT THROUGH ALL GEARS TWO TIMES. THEN CHECK FLUID LEVEL SHOULD BE ON FULL MARK.CHECK FOR LEAKS WHILE ENGINE RUNNING.
Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped) 1. Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface or level hoist. 2. Clean the filler plug or dirt and debris. 3. Remove the filler plug and inspect the fluid level. 4. Fluid level should be at bottom of the opening. 5. Add enough fluid through the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening. 6. Install and tighten the fill plug securely. Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Lubricant Specifications in this chapter.
The fluid level needs to be checked with the engine running, the vehicle on a level surface, and the transmission in park. Remove the Transmission dipstick, wipe clean, and reinsert. Immediately pull it out again and check the fluid level. If it is not where it should be fluid can be added through the dipstick tube. A half a quart can make a big difference in fluid level so start small.
It will take a while for the new fluid to clear out of the tube to get an accurate reading after you add the new fluid.
Add your fluid through the tube that your transmission dip sick come out of. Take out your transmission dipstick(make sure it is not the oil dipstick) put a funnel in the tube and add the trans fluid. Check the fluid when the trans is warm because trans fluid expands with heat and you want to make sure you don't overfill. Add small amounts at a time.
The manual transmission in the Ford Escort uses transmission fluid, it is checked and filled in the same hole. That hole is where the speedometer cable is hooked up to the transmission. Remove the speedometer cable, set aside, then remove the locking bolt that holds the speedometer drive unit in place. Pull up on the drive unit and it will come out, look on the side of the drive unit and you will see the level indicator line for full and add. Fill as needed and reinstall the drive unit and cable. Hope this helps, let me know.
try adding transmission fluid. if an auto there should be a line from under the hood, if a manual then you will have to add under the vehicle. find out the right fluid and when you are underneath look for the trans. there should be two bolts. One near the bottom, and one in the middle. Add to the middle one until the fluid leaks out the hole then plug it back up
Your transmission fluid needs changing. There are two bolts on the transmission one directly underneath the trans for draining and aother one on the side for refilling the fluid, the one on the side is also used to top up the fluid.
If you haven't changed the fluid in a while then it's best to get it changed.