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Old 06-14-2006
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yeah my 01 just rolled to 32 and I'm going to schedule today to have mine done. Hopefully tomorrow. You have to remember what the fluids in your engine go through. the lifeblood of your engine.

I just did the rear transfer case fluid....should I do the front as well? It's in 4x4 about.....4 times a year lol
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Old 06-16-2006
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Originally Posted by Kanoeking
Its super easy to change it on your own BTW....Get two 5 gal. pails and disconect in and out lines from the t-cooler(if you have one). Then fill one of the 5 gal. pails with fresh atf and plop the line in for the tranny in that bucket and plop the line out into the empty bucket. Start your rig place in N and just let it run. Stop the truck when you see bright red fluid comming out of the line out. Connect all of your lines back up to the t-cooler and top of the tranny... less mess and alot faster than the old skool way.

Which is the line-in and which is the line-out? I'm assuming the trans cooler is the mini radiator behind the front bumper.
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Old 06-21-2006
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well i talked to the Ford dealer today....they're currently running a special on tranny fluid changes.....if you consider $130 a special.

I'll do it myslef. I can just drain it from the tranny drain bolt itself and refill it right? That might sound like a stupid question, but I'd better ask before I make a stupid costly mistake.
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Old 06-21-2006
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I don't think there is a drain bolt....Go buy some rtv, a filter, and gasket kit from the local auto parts store and take that pan off! I did about 4k miles ago, I think I'm gonna flush the entire system now.

Edit: I guess if you had a manual tranny there'd be a plug.

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