Question about 2004 Ford Explorer
Need to add transmission fluid. How can I do this at home?
If this is for a 2002 and up explorer with the 4.6, there isn't a dipstick. It is a complicated deal. The vehicle has to be running much like the old ones, but a plug must be removed from the pan. Behind the plug is a upwards tube that you, believe it or not, squirt oil up into until it runs generously back at you. then it is full.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
If the vehicle is an automatic transmission locate the dipstick much like the oil dipstick. It should be close to the back of the engine I think on that particular truck the dipstick for the transmission is on the passenger side if it does have an automatic transmission in it. If it is let the vehicle warm up to normal temperature meaning after driving it or letting it sit and warm up pull the dipstick and check the fluid level on it also add oil using a funnel small enough to fit in the tube that you pulled the dipstick from add the correct transmission fluid slowly so you don't overfill it and with the vehicle running yes this is different from adding oil when you would turn the truck off. IF it is a manual transmission stick shift there isn't a dipstick and you have to add transmission fluid from a fill plug on the side of the transmission acessible from going underneath the vehicle. if you do this make sure the vehicle is turned off and the parking brake is set it soesn't matter if you leave the manual transmission in neutral or a gear when adding fluid to a manual transmission
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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On 91 vehicles there's a 17mm allen screw on the side towards the left front wheel. Open it add the oil there on a level surface and fill till oil reaches the hole and starts coming out. DO NOT FILL OIL FROM THE TOP where what seems to be a plug. It's actually the timing marks and houses the clutch. Put oil there and you'll need a new clutch.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
i believe your trooper is like my isuzu rodeo which have a sealed transmission which could be checked by yourself by srewing off the bolt on the top of the tranny, or take it to a transmission place and they will charge you about $140 to replace the fluids on it
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
It is annoying when people automatically assume there is a dipstick and that we are all dipsticks for not knowing. There have been a few cars that have come out on the market in the last ten years or so that have no dipsticks for the automatic transmissions. I also have the same issue with a slow leak from the line coming out of the rad. There is a spot on the front of the transmisson behind the rad hose where you can put in fluid. When you remove this bolt, fluid should come out..if not then you need to add some. To add it jack the front of car and using a funnel add some fluid until it pours out when the car is level. This may take several attempts. If you over fill it just let some drain out into a pan until your at a trickle then put the plug back in. This is the only solution I was able to come across for this. It seems to be a common issue with these cars as it the problem of the lines rusting out and into the radiator making it necessary to replace the lines and rad,
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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