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Can't find Dipstick to check trans fluid

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by randy k, April 11, 2010.

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    1. randy k

      randy k New Member

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      Have an 02 with V8
      Looked all around, Can't seem to find Dipstick to check trans fluid.
      Any input will help
      Thanks
       
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      There is no dipstick. It's a sealed unit....really!!!
       
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      Any input as to were the plug is at??

      Thanks
       
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      Think with your Dipstick Jimmy! lol :p:
       
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      Hilarious!! lol:notworthy
       
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      the plug is on the bottom of the pan, and requires semi special tooling to use (plug and some sort of pump i believe) its more than worth it (to me at least) to let a professional handle these trans.
       
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      so stupid on fords part NO DIPSTICK ! bullshit
       
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      Pretty much all the manufactures are doing that these days. I guess they think owners are too stupid to use a dipstick! JIMMY!!!
       
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      Yep

      They are....... just sayin' ...... See them every day come in with nothing on the stick, or half way up the stick..... safer this way.......
       
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      Special tool needed for adding transmission fluid is nothing more than a common fitting that can be purchased at any hardware store. It's a 1/4" x 17 NPT/barbed fitting that will cost you about $3 bucks. You will also need a suction pump which cost between $10-$15 bucks at any auto parts store.

      It's really a piece of cake to do this job. Below are a couple of links to the tools you will need, I just did a quick image search. You can find these at your local Napa or hardware store.

      http://www.forcetools-kepmar.eu/Web...E73/B34A/E839/97B2/C0A8/28BB/15B8/WT-3007.jpg

      http://www.ereplacementparts.com/images/part_p_1050213_2919741059.gif
       
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      Two year old thread...for that?
       
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      oops, I didn't even see that it was 2 years old.
       

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