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Old 10-16-2009, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
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Changing transmission fluid help.

I just drop the transmission pan and this was in it; What is it and where does it go?



And how do you get the converter to rotate with engine off? I have the gear in neutral.. Do I stick a screw driver in the plug hole shimmy it along?
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Changing transmission fluid help.

After burning a small whole in my brain I finally thought about turning the main camshaft at the front of the motor... lol

Its draining as I type this.

I would still like to know what is that thing that drop in the transmission pan.. How important is it? I looked but don't see where it came from.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Changing transmission fluid help.

That's installed when the transmission is new or factory rebuilt an filled with fluif. When the transmission is installed in the car, the dipstick tube shoves it into the pan with very small leakage. When serviced it's always tosed.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:27   #4 (permalink)
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Thank God! :)
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Old 10-17-2009, 20:44   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Changing transmission fluid help.

Change the OIL today. 5½ quarts of Havoline 5W-30/ Motorcraft Filter.
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Old 10-17-2009, 23:17   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Changing transmission fluid help.

rtg143, I'm going to drain my radiator. How many gallons of antifreeze I need? I'll be getting the 50/50 mix jugs.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:50   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Changing transmission fluid help.

The ststem holds almost 4 gal but you'll have some left in the block, heater core and some hoses. Whem I change mine, about 1½ galons of coolant is all I needed. Plus the water. If you run water through to flush it, use ½ gal. straight anti-freeze first, then use the mix.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:23   #8 (permalink)
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You've been a big help rtg143

And the system doesn't need any special kind of antifreeze?
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It calls for the normal green. If you could be sure to get ALL the old stuff out, you could switch to the long life but it's too unsure. I just stick with the normal green and flush it every 2 years.
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Old 10-19-2009, 19:13   #10 (permalink)
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rtg143, what do you use for rear end gear oil? How much does a '99 Grand Marquis hold and whats the right weight to use?
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