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Where are the OIL COOLING LINES? What do they look like? I was reading the directions of the Amsoil directions???????



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Where are the OIL COOLING LINES? What do they look like? I was reading the directions of the Amsoil directions???????



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they are the 2 lines going into the radiator by the battery.....1 is on the top by the radiator cap and the other is directly below it......if you do it that way, you will have to get you some rubber fuel line hose to put on the lines (and clamp them on) to run the fluid out to the bucket.......if you don't you will have tranny fluid everywhere!
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FWIW, Ford now recommends Mercon V for all applications that formerly called for Mercon. In fact, Ford no longer will be licensing the Mercon label and intends to retire completely the Mercon specification:

http://www.imakenews.com/lng/e_artic....cfm?x=b11,0,w

In essence, this is an "about-face", because for many years Ford was specific in differentiating between the two ATF fluids (Mercon verses Mercon V) and would warn against using the wrong one.
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FWIW, Ford now recommends Mercon V for all applications that formerly called for Mercon. In fact, Ford no longer will be licensing the Mercon label and intends to retire completely the Mercon specification:

http://www.imakenews.com/lng/e_artic....cfm?x=b11,0,w

In essence, this is an "about-face", because for many years Ford was specific in differentiating between the two ATF fluids (Mercon verses Mercon V) and would warn against using the wrong one.

So are you saying to use the mercon V then?
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So are you saying to use the mercon V then?
I don't think you can go wrong with either one. My philosophy (usually) is to stick with what works, and if regular Mercon has been good to your tranny thus far, you can probably find it cheaper than Mercon V.
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I don't think you can go wrong with either one. My philosophy (usually) is to stick with what works, and if regular Mercon has been good to your tranny thus far, you can probably find it cheaper than Mercon V.
The thing is I don't have a clue on whats in there? I have 60,000 miles on the transmission since i bought it.
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do you have any records of a service being done on the tranny? if not, then it most likely has Mercron in it...
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do you have any records of a service being done on the tranny? if not, then it most likely has Mercron in it...

No, He's got somethings written down in the owners manual, nothing with the transmission. I looked 3 times over it lastnight. So Im with you on that one. I may go ahead and do the mercon V than when I change it. It sounds like its better after reading the artical.
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'96 and earlier models should have regular Mercon in their trannies. Check out the chart at the end of this tech article:

Ranger Tranny Fluid and Filter Change

As I said, you should be fine with Mercon V, as well. Let us know how you like it.
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might want to call your local Ford dealership and see what they recommend or what they would put in it.........
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ok, I'll just go with the bottle I got in my first post. You all have been an awsome help to btw. I know I alil slow sometime, just bare with me. lol,
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'96 and earlier models should have regular Mercon in their trannies. Check out the chart at the end of this tech article:

Ranger Tranny Fluid and Filter Change

As I said, you should be fine with Mercon V, as well. Let us know how you like it.
you wouldn't happen to know which lines that goes into the radiator is coming from the tranny do you?
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I know I alil slow sometime, just bare with me. lol,
that is just cause you are from the north east!

just kidding! sometimes it takes time to understand things!
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that is just cause you are from the north east!

just kidding! sometimes it takes time to understand things!

lol, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! That was good, lol. Once I catch the understanding of things Im good from there on out, Im more of a visual learner than on paper.
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you wouldn't happen to know which lines that goes into the radiator is coming from the tranny do you?
The one sure way to tell is that the cooler return line (from the rad back to the tranny) will be the longer of the two, at least on a truck without a seperate tranny cooler.

BTW, regarding the DIY flush, it's much easier to disconnect the tranny cooler hoses where they hook up to the seperate tranny cooler, if your truck is equipped with one.
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you wouldn't happen to know which lines that goes into the radiator is coming from the tranny do you?

I am pretty sure on the radiator the top is the inlet and the bottom is the outlet.

I will know in the next week, as next friday i will prolly disconnect mine
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'96 and earlier models should have regular Mercon in their trannies. Check out the chart at the end of this tech article:

Ranger Tranny Fluid and Filter Change

As I said, you should be fine with Mercon V, as well. Let us know how you like it.

thank for the link! will be helpful. i just got another large tranny cooler so ill be installing that and flushing the system.
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I am pretty sure on the radiator the top is the inlet and the bottom is the outlet.

I will know in the next week, as next friday i will prolly disconnect mine
i am going to do a complete flush according to Amsoil's how to tomorrow hopefully (if it stops raining)..........i am getting 15 quarts of Mercron V and a new filter in the morning and then going at it......hopefully that is all my tranny problem is that it needs fresh fluid...
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Yeah i would have liked to do mine this weekend but it will have to wait one more.
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just for your information Shane, i just got some Mercron V fluid from the Ford dealer and it also says Mercron on it.........i asked them what that ment, and the salesman said that it was also able to use in tranny's that said to use Mercron in them........he said Ford has changed all their recommendations for the A4LD and the 4r series trannys to use Mercron V so they incorperated the Mercron lable onto the Mercron V lables...
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also, if you are going to do it like the Amsoil site says to flush, you will need at least 13 quarts of fluid......i just did mine that way and it took me (after i changed my filter and filled up the pan) 13 quarts.......i bought 15 so i would have extra.......you wont be able to pour the fluid in the tranny dip stick hole as fast as it comes out the coolant lines.......also it is best to have 3 sets of hands doing this, 1 to hold the line and watch it, 1 to pour into the tranny, and 1 to start and shut the truck off........
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just for your information Shane, i just got some Mercron V fluid from the Ford dealer and it also says Mercron on it.........i asked them what that ment, and the salesman said that it was also able to use in tranny's that said to use Mercron in them........he said Ford has changed all their recommendations for the A4LD and the 4r series trannys to use Mercron V so they incorperated the Mercron lable onto the Mercron V lables...

Great, That sounds good Maurice. Hopefully I f get time this weekend I will do it. Want to get this check engine lite out. Plus this weekend I did my brakes and moved damn furniture all weekend. and sunday did spring cleaning on the apartment.
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after running my truck for a few miles (about 30) i had to add more tranny fluid......i am up to running through 15 quarts so far.....i will probably check it again tonight to see how it stands....
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after running my truck for a few miles (about 30) i had to add more tranny fluid......i am up to running through 15 quarts so far.....i will probably check it again tonight to see how it stands....

crap, i was hoping for only using 15 total, now with the bigger cooler i think ill need more. lol
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crap, i was hoping for only using 15 total, now with the bigger cooler i think ill need more. lol
the reason i am up to 15, is because there is no way in hell to pour the fluid down the dipstick as fast as it comes out with the coolant line off in a bucket.......you will get more out than you think before you are able to shut the truck off.....

i also moved my tranny temp sensor to the plug that Grigg's suggested in his How-To, and according to the readings taken from there, the tranny runs cooler after the fluid change and temp sensor move.........the top line in the radiator is the out line from the tranny also...so put your cooler on the bottom line Beard so it will be more effective......i am going to switch mine when i get done with my wiring mod tonight
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