There used to be a great article on replacing them along with part numbers of what needs to be used - available from While checking stuff out, I noticed I'll probably need to replace the oil pan gasket and the valve cover gasket too. Today I drained and filled the transmission fluid and the magnet was covered in shavings and there seems to be a little grinding sound. If installing a rebuilt trans and new remanufactured dry torque convertor. We can help with improving overall performance and conversions. It has to be from a small block 300, 302, 351 and it cant be a diesel or big block one. Raise front and put jack stands to give you some room to work. I only know because I'm converting a 95 5.
I did what it said according to the procedure in shopkey. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. I just took the truck in today. Just throwin' ideas out here. Don't have one then get one.
I tried to lift the motor but it would only go up about an inch I couldn't see what was in the way so I didn't push it. Nov 07, 2017 you did not state the type of transmission that you have, assuming that it is an automatic transmission. Best of luck to you, and once you get all the little stuff like this done, you should be able to ride out for a really long time. The M5R2 has a cast iron rear bearing retainer. If you drained the transmission fluid there would still be fluid left on the torque converter so for example the fluid capacity is 10 quarts there would be about 3 qrts left on the converter so all you need is 7 qrts. When adding transmission fluid to your F-150, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. If there is… The spark plug firing order for the 4.
If you need more information or cannot find the parts you need give us a call. If I need to replace the transmission, can I mount any of the 5 speeds in my truck or should I stick with what I take out? What makes you think that you have a bad oil pan gasket? Use our online shopping cart, just click the part number and see additional information, add to cart or proceed to check out. Some say that the Ford reccommended transmission oil for a '91 4-speed is an 80w gear lube. I park mine on a hill to get a bit extra in. If the transmission fluid level in your F-150 is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube.
With a manuel tranny you will always have shaving on the magnet and alot of shaving can build up over time. . If you are having problems with the transmission in your F-150, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. I recall 50w being specified for my old '67. I will let you know the outcome.
Or, should I not worry about it and just wait 6 months or so and drain the tranny again and see if the fluid has any less shavings? The 300 is a great motor and i think you'll start to love it. Dealer, salvage yard, E-Bay, or a Google Search are sources. I have no idea if or when the fluid had been changed in the past. Most likely its a mazda because there werent many zf's put on f150s. I just did it on mine. To speak to a Drive Train Expert or to place and order call toll free , buy factory direct and save money! Dont go crazy on the over fill, but its good. It is a 4speed overdrive transmission.
You may just need a mount replacement and if you continue to drive it, things will get worse and that is more money you will have to spend to get it fixed. Now I gotta work on something I was hoping I could just drive for 30 or 40 thousand miles! My rear main seal was leaking pretty bad, I got one of those repair sleeves and a new seal it worked great. You will find there's large inventory of completed rebuilt M5R2 Manual Transmissions plus transmission parts. I can safely argue that lifting the motor to change the gasket makes your life substantially harder. I'm guessing the valve cover gasket will probably take me all of an hour to do but that oil pan looks to be a bitch.
What fluid did you put in the tranny? Now that you say that it gets me thinking I should probably check the rear seal too. Use our online shopping cart, just click the part number and see additional information, add to cart or proceed to check out. Midwest transmission has been doing automotive re-manufacturing and rebuilding business for 20 years, and shipping completed products around the world. Ford has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Remove bolts from cross… According to www.
I don't think that any of them are in bad condition though. I had a noise when I was winding out the gears and it turned out to be motor mounts. Its a finicky transmission, only good when taken care of, never good when mistreated. ~ Your owner's manual contains all this information. I'm guessing the valve cover gasket will probably take me all of an hour to do but that oil pan looks to be a bitch. I cleaned it as best I could and put in some cheap oil and ran it about 20 min at idle. These transmissions have rubber shift plugs in them that can rot or crack, allowing fluid to come out.
If the transmission fluid level on your F-150 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. The valve cover I believe also requires pulling the upper intake. I have the same setup as you 95,4. That's hard to say without knowing the engine size of your truck, but here's a list of all the transmissions that were in the 9th generation F-Series pickups. Oct 07, 2010 If your vehicle has the 5. Do you have to lift the motor? You do not have to lift the motor to change the oil pan gasket, even on a 4x4. I figured it was normal for these transmissions to make a little noise but all those shavings, well, they have me concerned.