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Old 03-15-2013, 02:36 PM
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Torque Converter Drain Plug and Refill?

So I need to service the trans on my truck and the guy at the auto parts store says the E4OD should have a plug to drain all the fluid out of the TC. After reading some posts that seems like the case but how do you refill the TC or do you not and just fill the pan and let it fill itself?

If you do just fill the pan then do you start the truck or keep bumping it over to let it fill? The last thing I want to do is burn up the clutches or something stupid.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:44 PM
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Keep filling it up is what I've been told, let it fill its self, no need to bump it
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:57 PM
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Thanks 351. Hopefully someone else can confirm that as well.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:06 PM
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Yeah I hope I'm correct, not really an expert here, just know enough to get in trouble lol
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:21 PM
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Haha no worries, I d just hate to gamble with a perfectly good transmission and I have a hard time taking advice from someone at the auto parts store who makes $9.00/hour and never wrenches themselves.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:12 PM
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I usually always forget about powerstroke help videos until after I repair my truck but this time I remembered. Anyway he has some great videos on how to properly service your E4OD trans.

FYI you can just drain the TC and just refill the pan to the proper amount of fluid and off you go. Here is a link to the video, hope this helps someone in the future.




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Old 03-15-2013, 07:12 PM
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Those are great videos. Thanks for posting that up.
Anyone have a trick for turning the flywheel without that handy tool he had at the end?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:15 PM
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No problem creekfreak. I was thinking the same thing on where I could buy one of those tools, never seen one before but looks pretty helpful.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:46 PM
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A crow bar works too, and a few guys here have called that guy an idiot, no ofence, he may know more than I, but I figur call someone that has done it before, but if it works more power to him, he does 99+ trucks from everything I've ever seen tho
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:20 PM
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Thanks 351. I know a lot of guys here don't like him but the videos seemed useful. I got to work on the truck today and sure enough no TC drain plug. Not sure why but I guess that's what happens you upgrade your TC to a beefier one haha. So I have 2 options I guess take the chance ns have it flushed and hopefully nothing goes wrong or drop the pan and change the filter multiple times to hopefully get most of the used fluid out. Suggestions?
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