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Hi,How do I change the transmission fluid in my 03 Ford Windstar van and what parts do I need. Thank You.

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For some unknown reason no one seems to put drain plugs on transmissions. You have to loosen the bolts holding the inspection plate on the bottom of the tranny and try and do it in such a way as one corner lower's first to drain the fluid, it will still be very messy. You can buy a transmission filter and new gasket at any parts store they should also be able to tell you how many quarts of fluid you will need. I don't know how many the Windstar takes but I would ask them first, I've had some cars take only 4 quarts and 1 that took 16 quarts. You refill it through the tranny dip stick.

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