Transmission fluid change... - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2011
LancerRevo's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 262
Transmission fluid change...

Ok so I think its about time to change my transmission oil, but im getting it done at a place. So have a couple questions. My brother and I changed it 2 years or so ago, and well i think we use synthetic, I cant remember. too far back, it was a huge mess, think we mixed it with regular tranny fluid too because it came out of the gasket seals and all...cant remember fully. BUT my main questions are:
if I take it to a place, do they flush it, and put new stuff in?
is it bad to go synthetic to regular with tranny?
do places offer synthetic? am i just bsing myself and there is no synthetic? i completely forgot....
Im not sure how to go abouts all this, and I want to get it done before winter starts...Cannot do it myself, it was a pain and super messy. We messed up haha. Thank you for reading, probably do all this next friday or so when I get paid.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011
Blhde's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 2,804
new fluid

There going back and forth is not a big deal, Mercon V should be a syn blend anyway.

Amsoil and Mobil 1 have synthetic atf, expensive options when your talking 3 gallons or so of the stuff.

BTW if you get a flush they wont change the filter. Not a big deal unless your fluid is super dirty and burnt.

Last edited by Blhde; 11-03-2011 at 03:36 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011
cchsbuzz19's Avatar
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,417
You would be much better off doing it yourself! I know you have before but you'll do it better than what a shop will do because they don't replace the filter like blhde said and I doubt thwey clean out the pan either. Here is a link to my how to on it: Just a thought
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011
04RangerDave's Avatar

iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
I have Mobil 1 synthetic ATF but that's because my trans is new. The shop had about a 200 gallon tank that said "Universal Mobil 1 Syn" not sure if that's a bad thing
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011
Blhde's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 2,804
Mobil 1 ATF covers many domestic cars, I have some in my power steering. Its good stuff.

FWIW, 3 gallons of AMSOIL is 150 plus shipping. Not a bad price if you plush at home. The trans holds 10.6 quarts for reference so the shop will charge you for fluid over a normal amount you would see in a car.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transmission fluid change, info. Hawklore Drivetrain Tech 8 04-12-2010 09:04 PM
Transmission fluid: To change or not to change? 95Rangerjunkie SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 6 03-05-2008 09:52 AM
Transmission Fluid Change fletch12518 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 52 05-07-2007 02:59 PM
Transmission fluid change? fletch12518 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 28 06-21-2006 08:38 AM
Transmission fluid change? mkoenig Drivetrain Tech 2 01-07-2006 11:38 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:44 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.