Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
Check the fluid after your vehicle has reached normal operating temperature, which is reached after driving approximately 32 km (20 miles). Add fluid in .25L (1/2 pint) increments through the filler tube until the level is at the correct area on the dipstick. If an overfill occurs, excess fluid should be removed by a qualified technician.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
OK, there are little nipples or bleeder screws that when not rusty and new can be turned with a small wrench or socket.
The problem is that when they get old and rusty, they can shear off or round off the hexagonal sides and corners of the bleeder screw.
Therefore, you sometimes need some oxy acetylene torch heat pinpointed on the bleeder screw to let air and brake fluid out of each wheel's bleeder screw (through the hole in the center).
If you only add brake fluid, then air bubbles can still exist in the sensitive brake lines, causing a spongy pedal and endangering anyone who drives it.
One wants a hard pedal that pumps up in a couple of tries, not a spongy pedal that goes to the floor board, which doesn't generate much braking force.
FIrst, pump up the brakes to maximum pressure by pumping the brake pedal up and down.
Then, on the down cycle (a friend or assistant can do this), open the bleeder screw counter clockwise until fluid comes out. Don't allow any in your eyes. Then tighten the bleeder screw and ask the assistant to pump up the brakes again, and then repeat the cycle on the 4 different wheels, until it has a 'hard' pedal and not 'soft.'
I wish you luck on bleeding your brakes.
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
SOURCE: 1993 ford explorer type of fluid
Five-Speed Manual Overdrive Transmission (Ford Manual Transmission) Motorcraft MERCON® Multi-Purpose Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX or -DDX (E4XZ-19582-B) or Equivalent
the above are ford part #'s listed from the service manual.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2009
If it has RWAL only, the sensor is in the rear end. If it is ABS brakes, there are speed sensors on the front wheels as well. If there is in fact a speed sensor in the tranny, it is most likely internal.
Posted on May 30, 2009
Shift solenoid is typically WHEN to shift, not slipping.
Bands and fluid are slipping (and sometimes pump).
Cheap test, remove old, install new fluid... test.
If it works - congrats.
If not, AAMCO or other transmission place for a real test.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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SOURCE: 05 Ford Explorer Transmission
on the bottom of the transmission pan you will find a nut with a hex or torx in the middle you remove the center plug when the truck is hot and running on a level serface the trans fluod will dribble out if it does not dribble out it is low if it runs out fast a steedy streem it is over full now their is a part that screws into this for a fill if you remove the pan you will see how it works the pan has a pipe/ stack that when full of fluid the top of the pipe is at the full point if you remove the large nut the stack and plug will come out the best way to change the trans fluid is take it to some place that has a fluid exchange equment this will get all the fluid out including the torque converter
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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