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Old 05-10-2010, 07:36 PM
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How to change tranny fluid on a manual 96 F250 7.3L ?

How do I change my transmission fluid what fluid to use ?

I have a 1996 Ford 250 7.3L manual with about 250,000 miles. Getting ready for a cross-country trip and would like change out the fluid. Attached are some pictures that I took to help give clarity to what I think I have to do. Just want to ensure that what I think is right and what fluid should I use. And how much or how do I tell when I added enough fluid ?

Also would it be ok to add in some kind of anti slipping fluid ? Only on warm days or a warm engine I get slippage in 2nd gear only, but not all the time.

One picture is of the ID info on side of the tranny if that helps any

The second has two red circles. The top circle is what I believe is where I add the new fluid and the lower I think is the drain ?

As always Thank you !!

J
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:37 AM
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Looks like you found the right plugs. The owners manual should tell you what fluid to use, I wouldn't add anything but what it calls for. Just keep filling it until fluid comes out of the top plug and it's full.
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John - appreciate your reply. Thank you

I don't have the owners manual however, any idea what kid it may take. Also like changing the oil should I run the truck to get it warmed up before the change ?

Jake
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look here for your owner's manual

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
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