Question about 2004 Ford Explorer
A 2004 Ford Explorer DOES NOT have a transmission dipstick for a very specific reason. Ford does not want "Joe's Garages" topping up with the incorrect specification of fluid, thereby cutting down on warranty claim costs due to failed transmissions. To drain/fill your transmission, there is a TWO-PIECE drain/fill plug on the bottom of the transmission pan. To drain it, get your 7/8" or 22mm wrench, and remove the plug. To fill it, using your wrench, hold the hex fitting and using a TX-30 Torx type socket, remove the center plug. Using a "plunger" type dispenser, fill the transmission with the proper Ford Mercon V fluid, until fluid runs back out. Replace plug, and run engine up to operating temperature. Remove center Torx plug again, and repeat filling procedure until fluid runs out, and the transmission is filled to spec. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
On transmission pan drain plug will have a small hex screw in the center of drain plug, with engine running and in park remove little center screw, if fluid comes out, transmission level is good, of no fluid come out, will have to pump fluid in that same little plug hole, till fluid starts to come out.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this t-bird has a 5r55s trans. it does not have a dipstick.
it has a "standpipe" type leveling system.
to check fluid level the tranmission has to be within 80-120 degree f.
take the plug out of the center of the fitting located on the bottom of the trans pan. it is a torx 30.
running in park the fluid should drip slower than a coffee pot.
to add you need a npt thread fitting the same as the little plug you removed. and attach a bottle of mercon5 and hose to it. squeeze the bottle to add fluid
then recheck it by letting it drain out to a fast dribble. then install the little plug back in. remember 80-120 degree fluid temp.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
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
Does not have a dip stick.
Start the vehicle set park brake
In the side if the transmission oil pan a bigger bolt with a small bolt in the center.
Remove smaller center bolt trans fluid should drip out at a fairly constant rate if not its low.
Hope this tip helps.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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