I was driving at 60 or so last night, when i went to accelerate it did not do anything but send the rpm's up. I pulled over and put 3 qts fluid in, but it will not move. i shift through the gears but it does not grab anything. I did not see any fluid on the ground or in the engine compartment at all.. please tell me its an easy fix and NOT a new tranny... 2000 ford explorer 4x4 v8 5.0
Was the level low? To properly check the level, get the truck on level ground, apply the e-brake, put it in drive and check it, level should be checked while the transmission is trying to work.
Check for codes, as the PCM may be holding you out, but if the transmission isn't pumping fluid, a quick fix might be something as simple as draining the fluid, dropping the pan and changing the filter and refilling with fresh oil.
Transmissions are never checked in drive. Read the dip stick. Says check hot in neutral.
Not park but neutral. You don't say where you got your fluid but if you just happen to have 3 qts with you you know it leaks. 3 qts low id' say your transmission is roasted. It
only takes 1 1/2 qts to fill the pan. Did your swap go OK ? Rangers don't come with a 5 lt.
If it is a 5 lt its a 305 from a mustang. A 302 is a 4.9. Not the same engine.
In order to properly check transmission fluid, vehicle needs to be on level ground. Start the vehicle & proceed shifting through every gear holding for 5 sec. Keep in mind the tranny fluid will need to be at max temp before checking. At the temp the fluid will no longer expand. Vehicle will need to be in"P" OR "PARK". THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE MOST ACCURATE READ.
There are that many different checking variations from car to car nowadays it's hard to keep track . Most of the earlier European cars were checked in the drive position and occasionally a mechanic or two would have a fill your pants moment by forgetting that and revving engine .
And another **** up on my part. Explorer. Sorry about that. but a 5 lt. is NOT a 302. He has a 4.9. 302. get it right. If i look up 5 lt 302 for parts many part don't fit. the 5 lt. is in the mustang. its a 305. Different engine. Ford finally made the call and will list a car or truck with a 4.9 engine. That is a 302. Chevy has a 305. 5lt. in their vans and wagons. Very common engine. Not the best but better than the 307. There are 61 cubic inches to a lt. X 5 . do the math. 60.4 cubic inches is. well do the math. No offense. just doing math. keep on keeping on.
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