Question about 2004 Ford Explorer
Directions on how to change the transaxle seal How do you check the transaxel fluid in an 04 Explorer?
To check the fluid level in this explorer, first get the vehicle to nomal temperature, then from under the vehicle look on the trans pan drain plug, you will find a torx or allen head inner drain plug, remove this while the truck is running and when the fluid is at the proper level you will see a steady drip comming from the plug, to get fluid in it you have to stick a tube in the hole a squirt fluid in, unfortunatly this is the only way to do it since ford and all they're infinite wisdom did not put a dipstick in this thing.As far as the seal goes which one are you talking about?
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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Fluid Level Check - Vehicles with 3.5L Engine
The automatic transaxle has no dipstick and is dealer
Fluid Level Check - Vehicles with 2.4L and 2.7L
Use the following procedure to check the automatic
transaxle fluid level properly:
1. Park the vehicle on level ground.
2. Run the engine at curb idle speed for a minimum of 60
3. Apply the parking brake fully.
4. Place the shift lever momentarily in each gear position
ending with the lever in PARK.
5. Wipe the area around the dipstick clean to eliminate
the possibility of dirt entering the transaxle.
6. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot
or cold. Hot fluid is approximately 180°F (82°C), which is
the normal operating temperature after the vehicle is
driven at least 15 mi (24 km). Hot fluid cannot be held
comfortably between the fingertips. Cold fluid is at a
temperature below 80°F (27°C).
7. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert until seated. Then,
remove dipstick and note the reading.
a. If the fluid is hot, the reading should be in the
crosshatched area marked "HOT" (between the upper
two holes in the dipstick).
b. If the fluid is cold, the fluid level should be between
the lower two holes in the area marked "COLD."
If the fluid level is low, add sufficient fluid through the
filler (dipstick) tube to bring it to the proper level. Do not
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