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Old 10-06-2009, 10:06 AM
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ATF in the converter

Planning on changing the ATF in my wifes explorer and I have a question, first; do you need to try to get the fluid out of the TC or do you just drain what comes out from the pan and call it good.
Second if you need to drain the TC fluid as well, How? If this has been talked about before I apologize and it would help to point me to the thread, I looked but did not see this specific question.

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:53 AM
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Planning on changing the ATF in my wifes explorer and I have a question, first; do you need to try to get the fluid out of the TC or do you just drain what comes out from the pan and call it good.
Second if you need to drain the TC fluid as well, How? If this has been talked about before I apologize and it would help to point me to the thread, I looked but did not see this specific question.
after 20 years of transmission r&r i have yet to see a trans for an explorer come with a converter drain on it, with the exception of those that came with a v-8 and a 4R70W trans.
what is the year of the vehicle and what engine does it have?
for the most part, a pan drop with a new filter and fluid roughly every 15000 miles is sufficient for routine maintenance.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:10 PM
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It is best to give the year , make , model , engine of a vehicle when talking about the transmission
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Sorry, for the lack of info, It is a 99 explorer with a 4.0 v6 I have 165,000 on it and the fluid is looking in need of changing, darker than supposed to be. My friend just did his 03 ranger with the same size engine and he bought 10 quarts of ATF but only 5.5 came out durring the change. This is what started me thinking if it was necessary or not. Thanks guys.
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This chart may not have your trans listed but, you can see the converters do hold many quarts of fluid. >> http://www.tciauto.com/Products/Tech...d_capacity.asp
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My old Dual Range Hydro has a drain plug on the fluid coupling shell. Eat you hearts out you aluminum cased, computer controlled, torque converted, lock-up newbies!!
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