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jack & 4 jack stands (unless you are ghetto like me, I used 2 sets of ramps, cause I loaned out mine) T-30 torx bit ( for the fill plug on the drain plug) 7/8 wrench,(for the drain plug), its probably metric but the 7/8 fit good 8mm socket to remove the pan,and the 2 bolts that hold the filter on. fluid fill adapter (its nothing more than a tapered pipe that is threaded on one end)
here is where you can buy one,
and a new filter if you choose to change it , the WIX I bought looks EXACTLY like the OEM one, same stampings, weird huh?
1.raise car, be sure its level
wondering about how I got the car up there? see post #11 2. remove drain plug, drain fluid
3 remove pan, there will probably be some fluid in it still so use caution., and try not to hurt the gasket, you will be re using it...
4 clean pan, pay attention to the magnet
5 change filter if you are going to
6 re install pan, you can install the fluid fill tool into the center of the drain plug.
7 get your
ready to fill
pump your fluid in, mine took between 4-5 qts.
when you pull the pump hose off the fill adapter, "allow the fluid to drain when the fluid comes out as a thin stream or a drip the fluid is at the correct level"
that part is per Ford.
oh here is what the trans looks like with the pan and filter removed
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Last edited by ShadyNinja; 01-08-2014 at 08:48 PM.
Very cool. I've never done a transmission oil change. I wonder how much different it is for a manual transmission? I wanted to change it a while ago, and now at 33k miles I wonder if that's still too early?
Side note, what's the shelf life on synthetic oil? I still have my Royal Purple Tranny fluid that I never used.
Why reuse the pan gasket? Didn't one come with the new filter?
my 2000 mustang has a rubber re useable one with magnets in it to hold it in place while putting the pan back on,
this one is completely different
its a thin rubber gasket and it is in a aluminum shim of some sort...
here is a crummy photo of it...
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