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Question about Transmission Fluid Change..

Dennis1188

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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96 Sport, 4.0 OHV
I want to change the transmission fluid on my 96 Explorer Sport.
Is it just a matter of dropping the pan and letting it all drain out and replacing the filter along with adding new fluid??
 




alohamonte

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1998 Explorer 4.0 4x4
Drop pan, take mandatory tranny fluid bath, remove old filter (1 bolt), install new filter, replace pan gasket (should come in a kit with the new filter), and install pan. Refill.

I did this job once, and will never do it again (see mandatory bath). It's the best $75 you can spend at the mechanic.
 




jlsparky7

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1996 5.0 XLT AWD
Drain some of the fluid out first. Watch the tranny flush video in the link in my signature.
 




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