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Old 04-11-2010, 07:26 AM   #1
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Can't find Dipstick to check trans fluid

Have an 02 with V8
Looked all around, Can't seem to find Dipstick to check trans fluid.
Any input will help
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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There is no dipstick. It's a sealed unit....really!!!
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:16 AM   #3
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You have to remove a plug. Check the sticky thread on the top of the transmission section called the fluid fill.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:16 AM   #4
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Any input as to were the plug is at??

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Old 04-12-2010, 07:24 AM   #5
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Check the sticky thread on the top of the transmission section called the fluid fill.
http://explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118654
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:08 PM   #6
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Think with your Dipstick Jimmy! lol
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
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Think with your Dipstick Jimmy! lol
Hilarious!! lol
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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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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Old 04-14-2010, 02:46 PM   #9
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so stupid on fords part NO DIPSTICK ! bullshit
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:48 PM   #10
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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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Old 06-12-2012, 11:54 PM   #12
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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/WebR...B8/WT-3007.jpg

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ima...2919741059.gif
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #13
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http://www.cjponyparts.com/performan...-2010/p/ATP7K/
Having this installed TODAY!

When I checked mine before I used a fluid transfer pump(pump top you put in bottle from advance) and just stuck the hose in the hole and had a tight enough fit to not need a barb...




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They are....... just sayin' ...... See them every day come in with nothing on the stick, or half way up the stick..... safer this way.......
Two year old thread...for that?




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Old 06-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #15
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oops, I didn't even see that it was 2 years old.
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