Question about 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
You must drop the pan on the transmission, and I recommend draining the torque converter as well. you must rotate the engine by hand until the converter plug is visible in the access hole in the transmission. replace the filter and re-use the gasket if its the reusable factory gasket ( has hard inserts around each bolt hole) then re-fill the transmission through the filler tube on the right side of the engine compartment. be sure to use Mercon V fluid.
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The best way to change it is to flush it out You can do it yourself, but I do not recommend. A shop that is good like a Monro or Firestone usually charges about 100 bucks to flush and that includes the fluid. If you do it yourself, you will save about 60 dollars, but you risk damage to your radiator.
you will need a hose and an adapter. you back out the lower, or upper cooler line for your trans, whichever is the easiest to get to, (Some trucks have an auxiliary engine oil cooler, but make sure you are flushing the trans lines) put the adapter into the rad where you removed the line, and put a hose from each one down into a bucket. Have about 14 qt's of ford trans fluid ready. Put the funnel into the trans dip stick, and start the engine. pour the qts into the dipstick tube while the old fluid is pumped into the bucket. When you have about two gallons pumped into the bucket shut the engine off and reattach the line into the radiator. start up the engine and check your level. Fill with additional fluid if needed.
note: some say you should drop the pan. two things, you only change half the fluid when you do it that way, and second if you need to change the filter because it is clogged, it is too late for the transmission. The filter is only there to protect the valve body, not keep the fluid clean.
Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
Start engine, let it get to operating temp. in park pull dip stick out wipe clean, stick in back in, pull it out and check level on dip stick, do not over fill, it will be the dip stick closes to the back of the engine and fire wall.
Posted on May 14, 2010
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Your Ford has no drain plug, to change/drain the trans fluid u must remove the transmission pan, u may be able to lower fluid level with a fluid siphon pump (rated for oil) through the dipstick tube, harbor freight tools sells a pump for this purpose.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
There are eight COPs (coil-on-plugs) to remove. Using a 7mm or 9/32" socket, remove each bolt securing each COP to the intake manifold on top of the engine. Remove all eight COPs, and the spark plugs are underneath. When replacing the spark plugs, use only the proper Ford/Motorcraft plugs, even if they cost twice as much as the aftermarket ones. You will avoid further headaches this way. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
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