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Old 08-16-2011, 04:35 PM
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Ok, so I went to remove the fill plug before I drained the fluid and noticed how far back up the fill plug is. My question is did any of you guys who have changed your transmission fluid in the past have to use a fluid transfer pump, or am I just missing something here because it really seems like theres no way in hell to get the new fluid in there. Car is a 98' GT 5 speed
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:45 PM
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lol there is a plug on your trans that you drain from, and then you fill it back up by taking off your shifter from inside the car
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:11 PM
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i know theres a drain plug, i'm just always used to taking off the fill plug first like i did on my truck instead of the drain because you could imagine the headache it would cause not being able to get the fill plug out after you drained the fluid. so all i have to do is remove the four allen head bolts that hold down the shifter?
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:18 PM
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I use a suction gun 10$ from harbor freight and fill the fluid through the fill hole.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:08 PM
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not quite 100% but I think you are only supposed to fill it to the bottom of the fillhole. Wouldn't recommend taking the shifter off unless you are watching the fillhole also.

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Old 08-17-2011, 11:29 PM
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I would pull the shifter and add the specified fill quantity as specified by FORD.
A pump can also be used thru the fill hole, but it is slightly more difficult to get the fill quantity exactly right. Fluid level can have a noticable impact upon how the trans shifts.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:10 PM
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My 5 speed makes a lot of noise now that I installed a Pro 5.0 shifter. I didn't notice it before the switch. Is the noise because of:
A: fluid needs changed? (50k miles)
B: shifter-stops need adjusted properly? (followed directions in install)
C: trans going bad? (I've never been a gear jammer)
D: amount of insulation between trans and interior needs beefed up?
Something else? thanks for input...
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