Thanks for your response. I understand you know the automotive repair business
very well, so I will listen very closely to what you would suggest.
No, there is not any noticeable concern that I am looking to address by changing
the fluid, this is routine maintenance and Ford has suggested first fluid
change at 100K for 5r55e, so I did not ignore much.
1- I understand drain and fill would be messy, but if only a flush machine is
used then filter cannot be replaced, in your experience, would leaving the
original filter in and doing a flush exchange be good enough in my situation ?
2- The other thing I wanted to confirm with you, is have you ever seen torque
convertors with drain plugs, so as to drain fluid from them while doing a drain
and exchange of fluid by dropping the pan ?
|In light of the mileage on this transmission with the lack of service the
|original poster indicates, I'd be worried from the start....
|Is there any noticeable concern that has him looking towards servicing the
|transmission? I see too many that wait until it is too late.... the trans
|doesn't nneed a service any more - it needs a repair...
|FWIW, I used to be a big proponent of chemical flushing..... that was until
|too many suppliers started offering "secret sauces" that would change Dexron
|to whatever they desired... However, without the addition of either the
|flushing agent or the neutralizer, a flush machine works great at performing
|a fluid exchange. The machine is not strictly required, but a fluid exchange
|without one can be both messy and time consuming...