At 54k, I determined that I wanted to change it out as the shifts seemed to be getting notchy, especially when cold. My car has been gently driven and well cared for through out it's entire 10 years on the road and has remarkably low miles for it's age, there is absolutely no reason why the transmission should have suddenly gone out on it after an oil change one that I had investigated by a third party company to ensure that Jiffy Lube was not at fault for the damage. I honestly did not notice any difference in shift feel with my T45. Of course the clutch is also gone - not sure if clutch or trans went first. Be sure not to over-tighten. If you don't know your transmission dipstick from the oil dipstick,then don't do this job yourself,get a mechanic to do it! Like the T45, the weak spot in this transmission is the 10-spline input shaft.
Who designs a trans that you cannot check the fluid level, and that you need special tools to fill? Once warmed up, this helps make shifts feel like butter. Note: Dry fill capacity Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these figures may vary. After purchasing the car I too have been accident free and have kept up with all routine oil changes and fluid changes. I have another issue even after that one! If this is an automatic transmission, the pan must be removed in order for the fluid to drain. The car has been babied. On my 68 coupe with a T5 swap , the hole in the trans tunnel is not big enough for me to pull the shifter yes, if I want to change the shifter or pull it, I have to pull the trans. Of course Ford, being the crappy manufacturer that they are could give a rats-ass about it.
Saleen is a registered trademark of Saleen Incorporated. He said to expect to replace the transmission as these sealed tranny's are not repairable. Slide the tube over the bottle of fluid and begin filling the transmission. Make sure the car is cool and not hot. Synchromax® is recommended for manual transmissions that specify an automatic transmission fluid or motor oil.
I do drive it well, but that's what it was built for. I own a 15 yr old Honda, and have not had near as much trouble with it! Good luck, buy a manual for your truck! This article applies to the Ford Mustang 1996-2004. You have to take the driver wheel off and the plastic surrounding the fender so you can see. Fill until fluid seeps from the fill plug. It is cheaper to change fluid than to have to buy a syncronizer and pay someone to replace it. Not really, because the cooler lines have a pressure control valve that restricts cooler flow when the trans is cold, but when it gets hot, watch out because it can pump out as much as 60-70 psi.
The 3-4 shift fork was updated in 1998 thru 2001 and is a common upgrade for 1996-97. Because most never replace the filter. Remove this and you will see the torque converter, you may need to turn the motor over until you can see the torque converter drain plug. To sell you another tranny. I do drive it well, but that's what it was built for.
Saleen is a registered trademark of Saleen Incorporated. Also, there is a pan you can buy with a drain if you don't want to drill it yourself. The car only has 29000 miles on it. You do realize that this will only remove 6 of the 12. She gets parked in a garage, does not have any door dings.
Inspect the drain plug and spray it down with brake fluid. On a side note, I found lot's of conflicting information as to if I needed to use Ford's transmission friction modifier with this fluid, even 2 Ford dealers didn't know. It does make life very easy when doing jobs like this. I meticulously maintain this vehicle with very detailed maintenance records. I don't know if it's a placebo effect or not but I kind of sense the car seems to shift a little better.
And you know what happens next. Last fall at 99,243K 61,667M the transmission failed. The speeodometer drive gear is the desirable 7-tooth. Like the T45, it uses a ribbed aluminum case with an integral bellhousing. I actually almost prefer this method, and sometimes use it on my 90. Use the fluid transfer pump or run a clear tube with a quarter inch inner diameter from the engine bay into the fill plug. Purchased the Royal Purple Synchromax fluid for my 2015 Mustang.