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97up-list Digest Sat, 03 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 014

In This Issue:
Re: Gibson exhaust/towing
ADMIN: Important FTE list survey
Re: Transmission Oil and Screen Change
Re: Transmission Oil and Screen Change
Re: Transmission Oil and Screen Change

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From: "Mark Salvetti" <msalvetti mediaone.net>
Subject: Re: Gibson exhaust/towing
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 00:55:28 -0500


>Yes Charlie, I got a Bronco.  Now I need a bigger freezer and a
swazall.  My
>insurance Co. is going to sue her for about $8k and they said they can
get
>ahold of her driver's license.  This lesson in life will only cost me
$500
>and a few unexplainable rattles.  Like I said nobody got hurt
physically.

Ann, seems strange this should cost you anything, unless they are
assigning some fault in the accident to you?  I'm in MA, but a couple of
years ago our Windstar got backed into by an uninsured Maine driver.  My
insurance company went after him, and I didn't pay a dime.  No surcharge
either.  Maybe Maine policies are different?

And I think you need a more expensive body shop  :-).  A new bumper
cover, headlight, LF fender, brief check on the frame machine, and
painting with blending was about $3k on the Windstar for what was pretty
minor damage.  Sounds like she may be getting off easy if it only costs
her $8k.

Mark Salvetti
1986 F150 (but shopping for a new one)




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Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 13:22:51 -0500
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Subject: ADMIN: Important FTE list survey


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Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 16:14:47 -0800
From: Glenn See <glennsee telapex.com>
Subject: Re: Transmission Oil and Screen Change


Cannot find my maintenance book but have over 60K on my 97 F150 2WD and
think that it is time to maybe change tranny fluid. Is there anything
complicated about doing this?  Expect to get shop floor dirty but need to
keep down the dust anyway.

No heavy pulling or hauling or stop and go city miles.

Appreciate any opinions or advice

Glenn (#3)


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From: "Anne Mitchell" <amitche1 maine.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Transmission Oil and Screen Change
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 17:50:50 -0500


If you have an automatic I would let a shop with the right equipment do it.
You can't get all the fluid out without some kind of "power" suction or
pressurized device.  At least that's what I have always heard.

Steve

>
> Cannot find my maintenance book but have over 60K on my 97 F150 2WD and
> think that it is time to maybe change tranny fluid. Is there anything
> complicated about doing this?  Expect to get shop floor dirty but need to
> keep down the dust anyway.
>
> No heavy pulling or hauling or stop and go city miles.
>
> Appreciate any opinions or advice
>
> Glenn (#3)
>
>


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From: "R White Associates" <white46 bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: Transmission Oil and Screen Change
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 11:01:35 -0500


Draining an Auto Tranny is not "hard" just messy and somewhat time
consuming. The key is planning and SAFTY. Be sure to "Chock" at least two
wheels BOTH ways! Remove the transmission dipstick  It is basicly a two
stage proccess. For most units.. One, the "pan" has to come off (the messy
part) as most auto trannies do not have a drain plug (not a bad idea to
install one when u have the pan off). Two, the other part or stage is
draining the torque converter (the time consuming part). This done on most
by removing the acccess plate (some call it the splash or dust plate) that
is the front, lower part of the transmission "bell housing" (just to the
rear of the engine oil pan) This plate is usely held in place by 4 small
bolts. Once this has been removed one can view torque converter, slowly
rotate (MAY have to tranny in nutrel) till  the drain plug is accessable.
remove and drain. note the lastime I did it (about three years ago) I let
the TC drain overnight.
There are a couple of recomendations:
1. go to local Library and read up on subject
2. check owner's manual or tech book library to determine the amount of
fluid the tranny will hold (be sure to confirm that this includes the Torque
converter) This IMPORTANT for TWO reasons, A. to insure you have a big
enough storrage container to ketch the draining oil. and B. that u have
enough oil on hand to fill.
3. That you replace the filter and the pan gasket when you do the job.
4. that ypur ketch pan be at least twice the size of the tranny pan in width
and leinght ( to reduce spills when removing the pan)
5. when removing the pan, do not completely removethe bolts at first, as you
may have to carefully pry the pan from the tranny, usaing a wide, wide blade
(I used a very stiff putty knife to break the seal). Leaving the bolts in
will prevent the pan from dropping, and spilling oil everywhere. REMEMBER
THAT THE OIL IN THE TRANNY WILL BE AT A HIGHER LEVEL THAN THAT POINT WHERE
THE SEAL IS.
6. Once the seal is broken completely around the pan, carefully remove the
bolts near one cornner, slowly working around boths sides form that one
cornner (this should make the pan tilt so tthat he oil runs out the lower
corner.
7. when filling the tranny it will take some to fill the torque converter.
Be sure to follow the recomendations that are in the tech books from the
library as some cars /trucks have spacific instructions.
FYI, there are many very good web sites to assist as well, check the
archives of the ford-truck site,
regards bw
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To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 7:14 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Transmission Oil and Screen Change


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>
> Cannot find my maintenance book but have over 60K on my 97 F150 2WD and
> think that it is time to maybe change tranny fluid. Is there anything
> complicated about doing this?  Expect to get shop floor dirty but need to
> keep down the dust anyway.
>
> No heavy pulling or hauling or stop and go city miles.
>
> Appreciate any opinions or advice
>
> Glenn (#3)
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