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5r55e filter replacement

I dont have a service manual so i though id ask you guys, how much atf do i need when im just dropping the pan and changing the filter? Also what is mercon v? Its hard to find and i havent heard of it.
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Mercon V is easy to find any parts store has it. I think when I did mine I bought 6 and that was more then enough. Id use a brand name trans oil with mercon V in it IMO.
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I found some valvoline mercon v, but everything i find says i only need 3 quarts to drain the pan and replace the filter. I wish this had a drain plug in it.
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Its not that hard, I dont have one. There is write ups on here about installing one. I have mobil 1 but I dont recall using only 3 qts
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My 4wd needs about 4 when I drop the pan. Another 4 if I drop the valve body out.

Get a drain plug kit or buy a deep sump pan for around 250. Its an a4ld pan btw.
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Do you guys use any kind of sealant on the pan and gasket?
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No you shouldnt need to its not a coark gasket, its a rubber gasket. If it looks bad replace it.
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if you can and have the machine flush it and replace the fluid. It will get al the old fluid out
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The fluid that came out looked like the new that i put in, it took 4 quarts and a bit more to register on the stick.
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if you can and have the machine flush it and replace the fluid. It will get al the old fluid out
yes but that still doesn't replace the filter which is highly important
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Like 4.5 qts right? Wasnt so hard...
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Ive done it before on my 93 xlt but not my 05, it took more. Anyway i used a small bead of rtv for cheap insurance too. The main thing is using a inch ft lbs tq wrench and not over doing it, i put mine at 100 inch lbs.
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Never had an issue with leaks with either the rubber or cork gaskets. The critical thing is to use a torque wrench and tighten in the criss crossing pattern. If you don't use a torque wrench you run the risk of stripping bolt holes out. Being an aluminum case its not something I want to deal with.
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Yea ive read alot of storys about people putting them on to tight and cant figure out why its leaking lol, when i took them off its only a one hand job.
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