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Old 12-12-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Automatic Transmission Oil Change

Anyone out there have the Ford specs and/or instructions to change the fluid and filter in the 5R55S Automatic Transmission.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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Anyone?

Is it even possible to change it without special tools (like pump and so on)?
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Yes it is possible. You need a simple tool for the fill process. I bought mine off Amazon. It goes up inside the fill hole -- the drain plug is two parts, you open the full plug to drain, remove the center part and insert the fill tool. You then have to use a hand pump to pump the transmission fluid up into the pan. When it starts to drain back out of the tool then the transmission is "full".

But, you have to start the car after that point and put it through the gears to get it up to operating temperature. The better practice then is to start the fill process again with the engine running and keep pumping fluid until it starts draining back out of the tool again.
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Thank you!

Is the same procedure of filling process, if I replace AT filter too?

EDIT: Do you maybe have link to that tool on Amazon?

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Found the tool link:
http://www.amazon.com/OTC-6604-Trans...0960739&sr=1-1

If you are going to change the filter then you drain the fluid and then remove the pan. Clean the pan out (there is a magnet in the pan to capture any metal shavings so clean it off and put it back in place. The gasket is reusable. The filter just pulls out. There is an electrical fitting on the front of the pan that you need to disconnect but it has been awhile since I replaced the filter so I don't remember how it disconnects now.

Other than dropping the pan, the procedure is the same.

I bought a small hand pump that attaches to the quart bottle so I could pump the fluid in - but there are easier to manage hand pumps than the one I have, just make sure it will screw on to the bottle with a tight seal.
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Ok... thanks for the instructions.

I already bought AT filter, gasket and 12 liters of ATF Mercon V (it's not easy to get all this stuff in Europe... and usually it's cheaper to import spare parts from US).
The only problem is that Amazon's shipping to Europe is very expensive so I'll try to find fill adapter somewhere else.

Car is approaching 60.000 miles, so I'll also be changing motor oil and filter, air filter, cabin filter and fuel filter. Official Ford service knowledge of American cars is very questionable here in Slovenia (they couldn't even get me fluid that fits Mercon V specifications)... in this way I'll rather do car service on my own.
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Should such hand pump be OK?

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that one should work - any pictures of your car by the way? Don't see many Mustangs outside of North America and I don't recall seeing any in Slovenia. Although I did see several when I was in London a couple of years back.

Someone just joined www.mustangcollective.com who has a Mustang and is in the Ukraine. He recently posted up some pictures from his club of various American cars on the streets for a get together.
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Well... it's all stock V6 2005 Mustang.

Here are some pics from one of the US cars meeting in Slovenia (mine is sonic blue mustang):
http://www.american-car-club.com/for...5af9f7d0#p2746

I only added white mustang decals and changed colour of hood scoop (blue varnish was in very bad condition so I changed it to mate black - carwraping).
Oh... and I also added some aluminium accessories to car's interior.

That's how it looks now:

http://www.shrani.si/f/3y/SJ/2C2Gz0P...rafija0341.jpg

And that's the pic when the car was still in US:

http://www.shrani.si/f/20/10y/2YSe9ItU/4/p8061229.jpg

Back to the topic... I ordered hand pump, but this fill adapter is really giving me headaches.
Tool + shiping cost to Slovenia = 50$ ... I simply can't find any better options on the web.

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