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Tranny fluid change

Hey guys I have a 2000 f250 7.3 130,000 miles 2nd owner not sure when tranny fluid was last changed very dirty do I just drop the pan and change the filter or do a flush. Im looking for a link or pics on how to do both. HELP me please heard stories where tranny hadent been serviced and after a flush never left the shop (wasnt on a ford) but still worries me Help ME please. Tenmore

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post #2 of 19 Old 06-17-2010, 10:52 AM
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Here's a start. There are instructions on this site too. Just google 4r100 fluid change.

DO NOT FLUSH with anything but the transmission's pump. Anything else can dislodge crap that is OK where it is and it will then give you trouble. Good luck. I recommend you use AMSOIL ATF. I can tell you how to get that.

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Just saw where you are a conductor. My grandfather was a conductor for Southern RR. Was killed on the railroad in 1938. I don't remember much about it!

Good luck with the tranny. If you do the flush yourself, make sure you have it warmed up so the by-pass valve will close and send ATF to the cooler. Don't ask how I know this is important.

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Thanks Hank as always your a big help Im assuming that on a 2000 i have a 4r100 trannie is that right? And where can I get the amsoil atf that you recommend? checker napa auto zone???? let me know thanks oh and off hand do you know what size clear hose i need to pick up???
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I can get you the AMSOIL atf that you are looking for. you wont find it at napa or autozone but i can make it worth your while if you want to i can email you or you can email me. Thanks in advance.

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ok now im realy confused on one site im reading mercon 5 or v is the new mercon on the link you shared with me Hank Mark K says use the mercon 5 in the 4r100 but on a differt site TheDieselStop.Com Forums: MERCON vs MERCON 5 again he states and i think you chimed in not to use the mercon 5 in this trannie help me please someone explain this to me or is this why you recommend the amsoil help me understand this

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Hope this isnt off subject to much. I have a 2003 f350 7.3 do i have the 4r100 i'm getting ready to do the fluid change as well thanks for the help!
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swoods sorry cant help you kind of a rookie here but ask hank he would probably know soory

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Hope this isnt off subject to much. I have a 2003 f350 7.3 do i have the 4r100 i'm getting ready to do the fluid change as well thanks for the help!


Yes you have a 4r100
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How can one tell which trannie he has year? motor? In my case I have a 2000 f250 7.3 called to order a filter and they want to know if I have a shallow or deep pan.

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