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Old 01-29-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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Hello,
I have a 2005 4.0 Mustang with auto transmission.
The owners manual does not address how to check and fill the auto transmission.
I need to replace fluid that was mistakenly drained from the transmission pan.
Please advise me how tocheck and fill the auto transmission.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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Usually, you check the trans fluid with the vehicle on a level surface, running in (P)ark or (N)eutral. It also should be at full operating temp also. And usually its filled through the dipstick tube. It might even say something along the lines of "CHECK IDLING IN PARK OR NEUTRAL" right on the dipstick.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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I'm familiar with the regular way to check and fill......
Unfortunately, they have eliminated the dipstick in the 2005 model.

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Old 01-29-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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haha your outta luck buddy your gonna have to have the car towed to a ford dealer and have them put in fluid with their little tool that they use

you could always get the new pan from b a m a which is 4 inches deeper and has a dipstick
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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From what I understand... this is a closed transmission. Theoretically.. it does not need to be checked.. so no dip stick. You need special equipment to fill this transmission. You'll have to take/tow it to the dealer

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Hello,
I have a 2005 4.0 Mustang with auto transmission.
The owners manual does not address how to check and fill the auto transmission.
I need to replace fluid that was mistakenly drained from the transmission pan.
Please advise me how tocheck and fill the auto transmission.
Thank You
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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From what I understand... this is a closed transmission. Theoretically.. it does not need to be checked.. so no dip stick. You need special equipment to fill this transmission. You'll have to take/tow it to the dealer

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Hello,
I have a 2005 4.0 Mustang with auto transmission.
The owners manual does not address how to check and fill the auto transmission.
I need to replace fluid that was mistakenly drained from the transmission pan.
Please advise me how tocheck and fill the auto transmission.
Thank You
This is exactly what BMW did in their mid/late 90's 7 series. They made the trans non servicable. Then they had a run of trans failures. They updated it with a new trans pan that had a provision to to fill it from the bottom. But it was a HUGE design blunder (note how much late 90's 7series are reselling for, mind you they retailed for 70K brand new). Now all of their trannies are servicable. Ford is gonna have to learn the hard way. Dumbasses.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:45 PM   #7
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i was wondering about that how do u know know if ur car is low on tranny fluid >?
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:22 AM   #8
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Unbelievable, no tranny dipstick. I saw that in the owners manual a couple nights after I got the car.It says this transmission does not consume fluid.It's no doubt a Ford money making gimmick for when the warranty expires. See a drop of fluid on the driveway, take it to the dealer.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:36 AM   #9
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Fazm was gunna check mine when I bring it in. Wonder how??
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:45 AM   #10
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i was wondering about that how do u know know if ur car is low on tranny fluid >?
Well, according the owner's manual (Pg 223 in mine, if your's is the same), "...if the transmission slips or shifts slowly, or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage."
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