Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Escape & Escape Hybrid
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Escape & Escape Hybrid Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner, Mazda Tribute

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2010, 10:19 AM
B 3000 B 3000 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 82
B 3000 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Auto. Transmission fluid change or flush?

Bought my son a 2005 Escape 4cyl, auto, 80,000 miles 1 Owner & in great shape.

They said the transmission fluid has never been changed. My question is do I replace the filter & fluid or have the garage do a flush? What are the advantages by just having the trans. fluid flushed?

Would I run into by problems changing the filter & fluid my self?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2010, 11:33 AM
bmuhlbach's Avatar
bmuhlbach bmuhlbach is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: hinckley ohio
Posts: 1,903
bmuhlbach is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.bmuhlbach is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
there is no filter in the trans that is changeable. There is a drain plug on your trans.Someone has said they pull the plug drain out like3 or 4 quarts refill drive a bit then drain and refill 2 or 3 more times to change theres .Little more work but cheap and most fluid would be new out of the 12 quarts.
__________________
Buy American your job depends on it.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2010, 01:34 PM
jas88's Avatar
jas88 jas88 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Greater Austin, Texas
Posts: 3,257
jas88 has a very good reputation on FTE.jas88 has a very good reputation on FTE.jas88 has a very good reputation on FTE.jas88 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Yep, I have the same Escape, 2005, 4cyl, auto. I had read after I got it that the CD4E trans did not like being flushed so what I did was I went to Wal-Mart and bought 4 gallons of Dexron ATF and I just swap out a gallon whenever I change the oil. I have done it 3 times so far, one more and I am done. When you pull the drain plug it drains out almost exactly a gallon.
__________________
1974 F350 Wrecker 360/T18
1991 F150 SuperCab 4x4 7.5L/ZF5
1991 Bronco SAE 7.3L IDI/ZF5
2005 Escape 2.3L/CD4E
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2010, 06:41 PM
skibender skibender is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Union Grove, Wisconsin
Posts: 170
skibender is starting off with a positive reputation.
You'll have the Mercon fluid in your vehicle. If you do the drain and fill, don't add Mercon V as there is a combatibility issue. Supposedly, the newer speced Mercon V fluid states on the bottle that it is combatible but I haven't heard if anyone has tried it. If you do the complete flush then switch to Mercon V.
__________________
2006 Escape XLT 4WD V6
2000 F250 4x4 Lariat Powerstroke - Sold
2002 Mustang GT - Crashed
Steve
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 06:41 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Escape & Escape Hybrid

Tags
06, 2000, 4x4, change, escape, f150, fluid, flush, flushed, ford, mercon, transmission, truck, v6, witch

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup