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after transmission flush job- concern...advice?

 
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:54 PM
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after transmission flush job- concern...advice?

I dropped my baby at Fords for transmission flush ($150) and i just got home i want to double check the fluid level by the dipstick and i was shocked that I believe they WAY OVERFILLED ATF in it.

Before i blow the lava out of my body at Ford, so how do the correct way to check level dipstick ??

What kind of fluid is it suppose be in it? the paper work said ATF

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Old 08-28-2007, 06:12 PM
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From the owners manual...

Automatic transmission fluid expands when warmed. To obtain an
accurate fluid check, drive the vehicle until it is at normal operating
temperature (approximately 20 miles [30 km]). If your vehicle has been
operated for an extended period at high speeds, in city traffic during hot
weather or pulling a trailer, the vehicle should be turned off for about 30
minutes to allow fluid to cool before checking.

1. Drive the vehicle 20 miles (30 km) or until it reaches normal operating
temperature.
2. Park the vehicle on a level surface and engage the parking brake.
3. With the parking brake engaged and your foot on the brake pedal,
start the engine and move the gearshift lever through all of the gear
ranges. Allow sufficient time for each gear to engage.
4. Latch the gearshift lever in P (Park) and leave the engine running.
5. Remove the dipstick, wiping it clean with a clean, dry lint free rag. If
necessary, refer to Identifying components in the engine compartment
in this chapter for the location of the dipstick.
6. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in the filler tube.
7. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid should be in
the designated area for normal operating temperature or ambient
temperature.

Low fluid level
Do not drive the vehicle if the fluid
level is at the bottom of the dipstick
and the ambient temperature is
above 50F (10C).

Correct fluid level
The transmission fluid should be checked at normal operating
temperature 150F-170F (66C-77C) on a level surface. The normal
operating temperature can be reached after approximately 20 miles (30
km) of driving.
You can check the fluid without driving if the ambient temperature is
above 50F (10C). However, if fluid is added at this time, an overfill
condition could result when the vehicle reaches normal operating
temperature.

2006 F-150 (f12)
Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)
USA (fus)
Maintenance and Specifications
page 305

Transmission fluid................

Automatic transmission
(4R70E and 4R75E)

Motorcraft MERCONV ATF2
XT-5-QM MERCONV

Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. Transmission
fluid requirements are indicated on the dipstick or on the dipstick
handle. Check the container to verify the fluid being added is of the
correct type. Refer to your scheduled maintenance information to
determine the correct service interval.

Some transmission fluids may be labeled as dual usage, such as
MERCON and MERCON V. These dual usage fluids are not to be used
in an automatic transmission that requires use of the MERCON type
fluid.
2006 F-150 (f12)
Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)
USA (fus)
Maintenance and Specifications
page 317

Hope this is the info you're looking for.....
 
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:27 PM
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GEEZ why didnt i think of that manual book...duh me... i checked it and its about 1/4 high in hot range.


whats normal range on dipstick read? cold/hot ?

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Old 08-28-2007, 07:47 PM
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Man that is one service I would never pay Ford for. They are just too stupid to do it right and it is so important. I feel bad that you even have to worry about it.
 
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:46 PM
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I agree that a transmission flush is way beyond the dealers skill level. BTW when should the tranny service or flush be done?
 
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:36 AM
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ok i got everything took care of it. i brought it back to Ford and complained about it..they drained some fluid out and its good level now.

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Old 08-30-2007, 08:30 AM
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Way beyond my skill level? I do take offence to that reference!! I do come here to try to help and it seems some feel I'm not qualified! If it's beyond my skill level, why are you here if you know so much!!
 
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Because of dealers terrible service like listed above. I am sure you are very qualified but the customer service just kills you guys. And the overpriced parts,labor,etc..
 
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:27 AM
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So you catagorize all techs at a dealership anywhere as being stupid? I understand there are bad techs and dealers but thats the case anywhere. Take your vehicle to wallmart and see if they have the training and experience I have!
 
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by DJR 17
I agree that a transmission flush is way beyond the dealers skill level. BTW when should the tranny service or flush be done?
This is a good reply, bad mouth the dealer and then want to know when to have it done! READ your owners manual, which yoman also should have done and all this would not be going on. It's not always the dealers fault, as anyone can tell by alot of these posts. By the way I do not work for a dealership.
 
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:43 AM
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Next time, i would just do it yourself, cheaper. no i am not ******* on dealerships, its just sometimes its a little pricy.
 
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:45 AM
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Thank you BillC.And I do understand the price issue. So I'm not knocking anyone for going elsewhere. Just want a few people to understand we aren't all the same some of us do take pride in our work!!
 

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Oops didn't mean to offend anyone, and sorry to paint all dealer mechanics with a broad brush. I just have had way too many bad experiences with dealerships and crappy service. It just happened again the day of my original post. Nothing like paying for a warranty issue after being lied to by the service dept. Ford just lost another customer..
 
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:19 AM
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I don't believe in the flush mainly since it does not address the filter. I have my pan dropped, filter replaced and torque convertor plug pulled and drained.
 
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:24 AM
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Thats ok as long as you have a converter drain. The newer trans don't, so we do flush them to remove all old fluid. As for the filter, a trans filter shouldn't ever become plugged unless you have an internal problem. Not judging on either way to do it, both work well and is just a personal preference. Thanks for the reply DJR 17, I truly suggest smaller dealerships, we have to be accomodating to our customers. I do know some dealerships aren't.
 

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