Do I have to remove the tranny? Consult your owner's manual for a schedule. It was a generic scanner but a good one; my manual says generic readers arent always able to read transmission codes. It is important to check the fluid levels while owning a car. Install the accumulator pistons and springs. The filter and Partial Change refers to dropping the transmission pan.
If you are unable to find the sticker, the information is also in the owner's manual. Install the main control valve wiring harness, connect the electrical connectors and install the ground wire bolt. Pull the filter down to remove it. You will have to get under the vehicle to do this. This is located beside the dipstick. Transmission fluid needs to be replaced if it is brown.
Using water to clean the pan is a bad idea as water will damage the transmission. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site. This online book can be downloaded in our website. If the fluid is brown, that means it is shot, and I would basically repeat this procedure a few times except the filter change or just get a flush performed. Explorers driven under severe conditions need regular transmission fluid changes. Just about any quality transmission shop can do flush and fills, in addition to the dealership.
Reattach the line to the transmission. Remove the accumulator pistons and springs. Disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the main control wiring harness. . Remove the ground wire bolt. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Focus and how to check the transmission fluid level.
I just went to a transmission shop and ask how much a transmission fluid change, and they refused to do it,theyre explanation is if your transmission is not giving you any problem just leave it, my car has 146k miles already,they said if they start flushing the old fluid out and put the new in, the fluid will be too strong and the clutch fibers of the transmission will wear out quickly which will cause a lot more money to fix coz now they have to rebuild it. Tighten the main control valve body retaining bolts. This varies according to manufacture year and engine size. When adding transmission fluid to your Focus, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Pull it out again and look at the level. The engine in your 2006 Ford Focus should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate.
If the transmission fluid level in your Focus is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. This is located in opening which became visible when you removed the drain pan. Lower your vehicle using the floor jack. There is no doubt that more frequent fluid changes will not harm your transmission, and will most probably extend it's life. Connector color letters are cast into the solenoid body. Tighten the bolts in the sequence shown.
This is a good opportunity to check the magnet in the bottom for particulates. I Accept Reject According to Ford maintenance guidelines, you should change the automatic transmission fluid in your Focus every 48,280 km 30,000 miles if it is used under normal operating conditions. If it is really dirty, you may need to pour a little transmission fluid on it to help remove some of the sludge. Directly under the transmission, you will see a solid plate with bolts all around the edges. The dipstick is located toward the rear of the engine. Step 2 Tried to read the book after realizing it was a goddamn script.
If you have to do it yourself for financial reasons, I would suggest buying a good manual and spending some time with it before attempting it, rather than trying to do it by following instructions online. When adding transmission fluid to your Focus, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Wipe it off with a clean paper towel. Fresh transmission fluid is translucent red. If Im on the right track and the solenoid is the problem, then I have only one question. Doesn't need to wait a year, I go 1 week, change, and repeat.