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2008 ford escape transmission fluid change

How to change transmission fluid and location of drain plug

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If you do not have an oil dip stick for the transmission the you will not be able to do this service. the drain plug (if there is one) will be in the bottom to one side . But if you do not have one then the pan comes off and the filter changed and then the correct volume of oil is sucked into the transmission by the pump. IT requires fully qualified people to carry out this service

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SOURCE: 2005 escape auto transmission maintenance

I had the defective cooler replaced yesterday and the Ford service manager told me there is no pan or filter in the 2008 escape, only a screen.

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SOURCE: how do I change trans fluid on a 2008 escape hybrid

Only 2 ways that I know of....
Easiest: Suction the fluid via the dip stick tube using a drill pump (about 4 bucks at Harbor Freight or on line).
Less Easy: Remove all but one of the transmission pan bolts. With a large container under the pan, loosen the last bolt until you can pry the pan loose.... let the fluid run into the container. When it is empty, retighten that last bolt and then reinsert the removed bolts. The pan gasket should not leak when new fluid is poured into the dip stick tube (check it after about a quart is added... and snug the bolts either side of any leak).

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SOURCE: is there a oil drain plug on the 2008 ford escape

yes its on the bottom of the oil pan, 9/16" nut if im not mistaken

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SOURCE: Drain plug for 1998 Ford Explorer auto transmission 4x4

It does not have a drain plug. You have to loosen the bolts that hold the drain pan and let the fluid drain out that way.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

SOURCE: 2008 Ford Escape, Transmission

The larger drain plug was a 22mm or 7/8 most likely.
The smaller inner plug was a 1/8 pipe plug.

You need an adapter Otc 6604, from auto parts store or what works better is an 1/8 pipe thread, hose barb fiiting.

Why? Because you have two choices to add new trans fluid. Mercon V in your case. Either through the 3/8 pipe plug on the upper right side of the tail housing,as you look to the front, or through that small 1/8 fitting in the center of the drain plug. The bad news is, you will need to blow it in from a specially designed container,worth about $120.00. I have one and it works great,if you have an air compressor. You could make your own.

The idea is to fill the trans,warm it up to 180 degrees and any extra fluid will run back down your fill tube,attached to that adapter you put into the center of the drain plug.

If you check out the drain plug you will see a tube on it. that is the hot (180) full level.

I would pull the pan and wash or wipe out any clutch material and clean the magnet. The pan gasket is silicone and reusable. Be carefull not to pry on the shift selector switch removing the pan.

The fill is about four to four and a half qts. Should measure what came out and also compare to the fill, till it runs out the center plug proceedure.

I drain and fill twice,drive a week or two and repeat,if no slipping or other odd drivability issues with the trans

Also, pull the injector fuses and crank over the engine,and pump out the power steering fluid. Remove the smaller return hose at the reservoir and put into a bottle. Flush about a quart through, but try not to run it dry. Should be regular mercon or V, check your manual.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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Draining

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL position it on a hoist.

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