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Old 05-19-2012, 08:59 PM
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Guys I was checking the trans fluid level in my New 2012 f150 and the trans stick don't have a full mark in only has (B) which in the upper mark and (A) which is lower what is the full mark??
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The transmission is a hands off thing to owners these days. Ford only wants dealers to touch them.
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The transmission is a hands off thing to owners these days. Ford only wants dealers to touch them.
The thing is the dealer never checked one ha ha.. I always check it on a new truck, I should have been done a prep. Has anybody seen the marks I am talking about?
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Guys I was checking the trans fluid level in my New 2012 f150 and the trans stick don't have a full mark in only has (B) which in the upper mark and (A) which is lower what is the full mark??
From page 419 of the owners manual for the 2012 F-150;
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/results.asp
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
The automatic transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.

Refer to your scheduled maintenance information for scheduled
intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not
consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the
transmission is not working properly, (i.e., if the transmission slips or
shifts slowly) or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage.
Transmission fluid should be checked by an authorized dealer. If
required, fluid should be added by an authorized dealer.
Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or
cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission
operation and result in damage to internal transmission components.

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From page 419 of the owners manual for the 2012 F-150;
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/results.asp
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking 6-speed automatic transmission fluid
The automatic transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.
Refer to your scheduled maintenance information for scheduled
intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not
consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the
transmission is not working properly, (i.e., if the transmission slips or
shifts slowly) or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage.
Transmission fluid should be checked by an authorized dealer. If
required, fluid should be added by an authorized dealer.
Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or
cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission
operation and result in damage to internal transmission components.

I understand RTFM I HAVE but I also am a truck tech and when I check it it was at 176`-180` on my lift and it was a the bottom of the lower mark which I am smart enough to know it is LOW from the factory..... I did the same thing to all 7 of my trucks at the shop...But the 2012 don't have the same marks on the stick that ALL OF MY 2012 F150 WITH 6R80 TRANS.
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I understand RTFM I HAVE but I also am a truck tech.
You're a tech but don't know what you are looking at? WTF?
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You're a tech but don't know what you are looking at? WTF?
Have you ever seen the dipstick??
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You're a tech but don't know what you are looking at? WTF?

Here you go BIRD
{ The transmission fluid level indicator has 2 areas for fluid level, the crosshatched area(labeled A) and a dotted area (labeled B) area. Use the dotted level (B) when checking the transmission fluid level.Always make sure the upper Dotted level (B) is used on 2011-2012 F150..}

Please find that in you manual..
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If you knew all that then what were you asking in the first place?
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Here you go BIRD
{ The transmission fluid level indicator has 2 areas for fluid level, the crosshatched area(labeled A) and a dotted area (labeled B) area. Use the dotted level (B) when checking the transmission fluid level.Always make sure the upper Dotted level (B) is used on 2011-2012 F150..}

Please find that in you manual..
It won't be in the manual because Ford clearly doesn't want us checking it. There is no conventional dipstick like on the pre-2009 trucks. The manual clearly states the signs and symptoms that you should be aware of before getting excited about fluid level.
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It won't be in the manual because Ford clearly doesn't want us checking it. There is no conventional dipstick like on the pre-2009 trucks. The manual clearly states the signs and symptoms that you should be aware of before getting excited about fluid level.
Yes your right.. But we use these trucks for service work and drive them in some bad places so we check them over real good before we send them out for the first time. We also pull trailers and load them down good. The guy that was giving me s**t over not knowing was just being a smart ***. The reason I ask in the first place I thought someone on this forum had seen it before and I would not need to go to FORD for the answer. The reason I posted the right answer was to help someone else and they would not need to go through the BS that I did. I lot of problems are solve before they happen, like checking oil levels. The dealer in another state told me that 80% of the trans problems they had for poor shifting, over heating and shutter was from incorrect fluid level from the factory. Out of all the trucks we use we only had 1 to fell and it was trans problems, It was not checked before we put it in use. Word to the wise. If your not sure have it checked for the first time it could save you a pain in the *** down the road..
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Guys I was checking the trans fluid level in my New 2012 f150 and the trans stick don't have a full mark in only has (B) which in the upper mark and (A) which is lower what is the full mark??
OK you don't know what level the fluid should be at.

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I understand RTFM I HAVE but I also am a truck tech and when I check it it was at 176`-180` on my lift and it was a the bottom of the lower mark which I am smart enough to know it is LOW from the factory..... I did the same thing to all 7 of my trucks at the shop...But the 2012 don't have the same marks on the stick that ALL OF MY 2012 F150 WITH 6R80 TRANS.
So you DO KNOW what is a low level.

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Here you go BIRD
{ The transmission fluid level indicator has 2 areas for fluid level, the crosshatched area(labeled A) and a dotted area (labeled B) area. Use the dotted level (B) when checking the transmission fluid level.Always make sure the upper Dotted level (B) is used on 2011-2012 F150..}

Please find that in you manual..
All right where did you get that information from? Please be kind enough to cite your source of this information.

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Yes you're right.. But we use these trucks for service work and drive them in some bad places. So we check them over real good before we send them out for the first time. We also pull trailers and load them down good. The guy that was giving me s**t over not knowing was just being a smart ***. The reason I asked in the first place was that I thought someone on this forum had seen it before and I would not need to go to FORD for the answer. The reason I posted the right answer was to help someone else and they would not need to go through the BS that I did. I lot of problems are solved before they happen, like checking oil levels. The dealer in another state told me that 80% of the trans problems they had for poor shifting, over heating and shutter was from incorrect fluid level from the factory. Out of all the trucks we use we have only had 1 to fail and it was trans problems, It was not checked before we put it in use. Word to the wise. If your not sure have it checked for the first time it could save you a pain in the *** down the road..
So you have inspected a number of other trucks and found them to be filled to the correct level but you did not know what level the latest truck should be filled to.
I don't understand what you are trying to figure out.
Maybe that makes me a confused smarta$$.
But not as confused as you seem to be.

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OK you don't know what level the fluid should be at.


So you DO KNOW what is a low level.


All right where did you get that information from? Please be kind enough to cite your source of this information.



So you have inspected a number of other trucks and found them to be filled to the correct level but you did not know what level the latest truck should be filled to.
I don't understand what you are trying to figure out.
Maybe that makes me a confused smarta$$.
But not as confused as you seem to be.

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I don't know what your PROBLEM is? I ask a queston and all I got from you was flack.




I was nice enough to find out and bring the info back to the forum for someone else that may would like to know. Maybe you don't have a truck new enough to worry this issue.
You are the rudest person I have ever seen on a forum for Ford truck owners, I go out of my way to help people every day life is short, just remember that. I have cancer now this is my 2nd time trust me I know!
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