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5R55W Fluid Fill

Discussion in 'Transmissions & Transfer Cases' started by FordSploderXLT, October 9, 2004.

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      hey i heard a wired rubbing nosie from truck and dont kno whats causeing it i wne to check the tranny fulid and can't do it cause good ol ford put it under the truck lol well if any one has idea to what the nosie or how to fill the tranny easier then haveing to use this 'tool'
       
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      I am having some slight issues with the trans on mine... after reading all the above, I actually do have a dip stick... i thought my trans was the 5R55E... anyhow...

      I got this lucas oil, and wanted to put that in to see if it helps, but I dont want to over fill. Is there a way to drain some fluid out to make room for the lucas? I was told i'd have to remove the pan... Would I have a drain bolt or something somewhere on my trans?
       
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      hmm... im not familiar with a cooler on mine? ill take a look though. good thinkin!
       
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      well, i got around to removing some fluid to make room for the Lucas. I found a coolant line that ran from the trans to the radiator, but i think it was anti-freeze line??? i dont know, so i didnt mess...

      I ran a small hose down the dip stick tube, and pumped out the fluid that way, however was only able to get about two quarts out... (luckily that was all i needed!) the tube does not go down all the way (apparently). Then, filled the lucas oil into the dip stick tube. Seemed to work ok, took a bit of time though getting the lucus in... it was like watching honey go down a drinking straw!! that stuff is THICK! hope to see some improvements.... ill be sure to leave some feedback.
       
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      you guys are the best;i have a over drive light that starts flashing well im driving,the dealer said to flush my transmission and change my filter.this is all good info thanks.the part #6604 by otc-do you have web-address..?
       
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      I have posted above about the lucas oil... here is the results. nothing.

      The problem is when I am cruising (constant speed, flat ground), the transmission drops power.. almost like its about to down shift, but never does. you can feel it let go for a split second then grab again. there is no problems accelerating, or even using low range and climbing hills... no slips at all. just the criusing problem.

      I dont mean to go off topic from this forum, but I have not found anyone that has even heard of this problem. I was told by a mechanic that flushing the tranny could risk eating away what is left of the clutch plates from the new fluid.

      to keep on topic anyhow: Getting the fluid out up the dip stick was a huge success if any of you out there have a dipstick. I used a bucket, ran a thin hose down the dip, into the bucket lid. Hooked up my shop vac to the lid aswell. sealed everything up, and turned on the vac. The fluid came right out and into the bucket. Lucas oil did not fix it, so im still searching for a solution... other than re-building or replacing.
       
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      The manual says trans capacity is 12.7 quarts so there must be a ton still in the lines and converter. Topping up and refilling seems like a lot of work and money. There is a rubber cover in the bellhousing where you can access the converter drain plug, just turn the converter carefully with a screwdriver until it is lined up.
       
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      Have got to be kidding me.
       
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      will this work for the 2004 lincoln aviator 2wd?

      so this is mainly to check the level?

      thanks
       
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      Go to your local hardware store & buy an 1/8" Pipe Nipple about $2, that is what I did.If you need to refill it I also bought a bucket pump from Harbor Freight that fits on a 5 gal bucket, that and some clear tubing, it worked great!

      Gary
       
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      so from my understanding, the oil pan has the drain hole,,but also in that hole there is a pipe for the level? like in the pic...

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      and also thats why i need the Adapter to push the new oil backup thru the same hole? or thru here:

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      thanks
       
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      Yes! The Drain bolt is long but hollow with a threaded cap in the middle of it. I do not know about the other location, I have done it through the pan.

      Good Luck

      Gary
       
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      ok,,thanks friend for the info!
       
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      ok,,today i hade something to do,,and after that i pass thru gifylube,,
      just to ask,,to see if they can check my tranny fluid,,
      ""o no problem,,is free!,,pull it in,,ops no dipstick!''
      he look into hes computer and said ,,sorry you need to go to the dealer with this...
      ok,,back to step one,,
      call dealer to see exactly what tranny i have-- 5R55S
      go under the car to check if i have that special plug,,
      and i cant say as i never worked on this car before,,here is a pic

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      so i have looked on this site http://www.charlietranny.com/Ford.htm
      for any info,,but they do not have any ,,how to check this fluid level,,

      so can anyone tell me by the look at the tranny pan screw if that middle part come out,,then the big screw is that the level and the drain screw??
      thanks!!
       
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      yes, use a torx bit to take out center while holding bolt(hopefully it comes out without stripping) I had to replace mine.Fluid level needs to be checked while running, a little should drip out...not a constant stream, if nothing comes out, put in 1 pint at a time until fluid comes out as a drip...

      You can search for a more detailed directions, but that is it in a nutshell

      Gary
       
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      ok,,so that mean the i have the level tube in the pan,,!

      so,,if nothing come out ,
      then use the technic to put oil in thru the same holl,,intill is starting to drip more ,,?

      will do some more research,,
      before i get to work,,

      thanks ,,friend,,i appreciate the help!
       
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      ok,,this is a litlle guide that i have found,,
      it my help some people!
      this is for my tranny 2004 lincoln aviator with 5R55S tranny

      here you go:

      follow article and the pictures (a,b,c,1,2,3...) are bellow (steps)

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      enjoy,
      now i have to go and check my tranny,,,

      thanks
       
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      no problem,,friend
      :usa::salute:
       
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      okk,,my results are that i cant figure this out,,

      with car running i untie the midlle screw ,but oil start dripping a lot, so i tie it back,,i did this few times like 4 and still oil was coming out,,so i left it like that,,

      i have no clue,,why the oil did not stop...
       
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      ATF fluid replacement

      I get the method for putting the new ATF back into the tranny but am still wondering how you get the level right. When you drain the tranny from the drain plug does this remove all the fluid from the transfer case too? I was thinking that I could maybe measure the amount of fluid drained off and put back in the same amount. Is this viable or is there something I have missed or am not understanding about the method of draining/replacing the ATF. Any help much appreciated!!
       
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      That drain insert in the bottom of the pan is the proper method to set the level. You have to overfill it enough for it to drain something.

      The fluid temperature is critical though, don't try to adjust the level with the trans cold or too hot. That is just like setting air pressure when the tire is hot, or not the normal cold temp. The ATF level will be slightly higher with the trans hot, and lower when it's cold.

      Isn't the level supposed to be checked with the trans just barely warmed up, say 100 degrees? I think when the fluid is almost hot to touch, but not, check it then. Regards,
       

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