Tranny fluid change - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Crown Victoria | Mercury Marauder | Grand Marquis | P71
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Crown Victoria | Mercury Marauder | Grand Marquis | P71 Forum for discussion of the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Marauder, Mercury Grand Marquis and P71.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2007, 15:32   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Tranny fluid change

I have a 2004 with 40k miles on it.
I wanted to change the tranny fluid.

I am assuming I just drop the pan, change the filter and put it all back together???

Anything else I should do?
theedudenator is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-06-2007, 00:35   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Nathan in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Corcoran, MN
Age: 26
Posts: 283
Re: Tranny fluid change

That's pretty much it. The auto parts store should have a tranny pan gasket and filter all together in one package--get that so that you can replace the gasket as well. Put fluid back in (make sure to get it in the cold area of the stick, not the "MAX HOT" area so you don't overfill it!) and you should be good to go.
__________________

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
2bbl Carbureted 351W V8, ported and polished E7TE heads, Edelbrock cam
AOD Transmission with B&M Shift Kit
3.55:1 Positraction Rear Axle
Visit My Car Domain Account Here Updated 1/27/07!
Nathan in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 20:03   #3 (permalink)
Grumpy old man
 
wythors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 126
Re: Tranny fluid change

Check the maintenence schedule in your owner's manual. I believe that they don't recommend the fluid change until 100,000 miles.
__________________
1993 5.0 LX 'Vert

GT-40X303 heads, E-cam, 1.6 roller rockers,
Cobra intake, Edelbrock 65mm t/b, 73 mm C&L, CAI,
24 lb injectors, AFPR, 3.73's, March underdrives.

FRPP headers, Bassani catted X, SLP Loudmouth.
This thing is loud!!!

Pony R's with Eagle ZR's, stock AOD.

Cervini's Air Extractor hood
2003 GT seats
Springtime Edition mirrors & wing


ff member 157
wythors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 13:06   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
dryelf327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 105
Re: Tranny fluid change

Quote:
Originally Posted by wythors
Check the maintenence schedule in your owner's manual. I believe that they don't recommend the fluid change until 100,000 miles.

NO. 100k is the recommended mileage for spark plugs. Ford recommends every 30k to ensure longevity for the 4R70W tranny. Not sure the cutoff date but my '98 and '99 both had Torque Converter drains. I know the 2007s do not have the TC drains but your '04 might. Definitely worth looking under there. You'll see a plastic plug in the bottom center of the bell housing. You remove that plastic plug and will have to rotate the motor until you see the plug in the TC lined up with this hole on the bell housing. It's one bolt. It's best if you have someone manually turn the motor at the harmonic balancer while you lie underneath to see when it's lined up. If you just drop the pan and change the filter you only get out 4-5 quarts out of 14 total. Drain the TC as well. Here is a great writeup if you're interested. Good luck.

Crownvic.net: UBB Error
dryelf327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 18:48   #5 (permalink)
Grumpy old man
 
wythors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 126
Re: Tranny fluid change

Quote:
Originally Posted by dryelf327
NO. 100k is the recommended mileage for spark plugs. Ford recommends every 30k to ensure longevity for the 4R70W tranny. Not sure the cutoff date but my '98 and '99 both had Torque Converter drains. I know the 2007s do not have the TC drains but your '04 might. Definitely worth looking under there. You'll see a plastic plug in the bottom center of the bell housing. You remove that plastic plug and will have to rotate the motor until you see the plug in the TC lined up with this hole on the bell housing. It's one bolt. It's best if you have someone manually turn the motor at the harmonic balancer while you lie underneath to see when it's lined up. If you just drop the pan and change the filter you only get out 4-5 quarts out of 14 total. Drain the TC as well. Here is a great writeup if you're interested. Good luck.

Crownvic.net: UBB Error

Seeing as how the owner's manual of my 04 CV Sport says 100k, I have to respectfully disagree.
__________________
1993 5.0 LX 'Vert

GT-40X303 heads, E-cam, 1.6 roller rockers,
Cobra intake, Edelbrock 65mm t/b, 73 mm C&L, CAI,
24 lb injectors, AFPR, 3.73's, March underdrives.

FRPP headers, Bassani catted X, SLP Loudmouth.
This thing is loud!!!

Pony R's with Eagle ZR's, stock AOD.

Cervini's Air Extractor hood
2003 GT seats
Springtime Edition mirrors & wing


ff member 157
wythors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 11:32   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
dryelf327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 105
Re: Tranny fluid change

Quote:
Originally Posted by wythors
Seeing as how the owner's manual of my 04 CV Sport says 100k, I have to respectfully disagree.
Well I'm suprised. I've always heard 30k, and every Crown Vic/GM/TC owner over at CrownVic.net changes their's every 30k. If that's what your manual says, then that's what it says. I wouldn't wait till 100k if I were you though. As easy as it is to flush the tranny, it's worth the extra insurance of changing it at 30k. Especially if you take into consideration the many Torque Converter issues in the 4R70W, I definitely wouldn't wait that long.
dryelf327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2007, 11:33   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
dryelf327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 105
Re: Tranny fluid change

Crownvic.net: UBB Error
dryelf327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Crown Victoria | Mercury Marauder | Grand Marquis | P71



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:54.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.