1996 5.0 liter all wheel drive: I'm going to change the transmission fluid and filter on my Explorer and even change the fluid in the transfer case while I'm at it. The owner's manual and Chilton's manual both say the transmission holds 13.9 quarts. However the Chilton's manual says to add three quarts after installing a new filter? 6 quarts if the torque conveter was drained. That doesn't sound like much of a fluid change. Is that correct? For an all wheel drive? If I do drain the torque converter, what precautions should I use afterwards? The reason I ask is the torque conveter went out on my dad's 94 Plymouth minvan and it crapped out the transmission. Or so the dealer said. 60K miles was the life of these transmissions anyway. So if the torque converter is dry on my Explorer, do I just need to let the engine idle for a while in park before putting it in gear to allow fluid to pump into the torque conveter? The manual says if desired to drain the TC to remove the torque converter shield and rotate the torque converter (by hand?) until the drain plug appears. Is that it? Do I need to put the vehicle in neutral or anything? Sorry for being ignorant but I have pulled a many of stick shift transmissions in my life because that's all I've ever owned but have almost no experience with automatics. Never pulled any automatic in my life. And have only done three filter changes. Once on my C4 68 Fairlane, dad's 76 Chevy truck and my 80 Fiat Brava GM with a TH-180.