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How To Replace Transmission Fluid Filter 00-07 Ford Taurus V6

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How To Replace Transmission Fluid Filter 00-07 Ford Taurus V6

Created on: 2010-11-19

Check out this video to find out how easy it is to check and change the transmission fluid filter in your 00-07 Ford Taurus V6.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Transmission Pan
    • Raise the vehicle onto jack stands
    • Have catch pans ready
    • Remove bolts with socket
    • Hold pan in place while removing last bolt
    • Remove pan
  2. step 2 :Cleaning the Pan
    • Remove the magnet
    • Wipe the magnet down with a cloth rag
    • Clean the pan
    • Replace the magnet
  3. step 3 :Removing the Gasket and Filter
    • Pull off the gasket
    • Pull of the filter
  4. step 4 :Replacing the filter
    • Clean up any fluid that remains
    • Remove the old filter gasket if necessary
    • Replace the filter
  5. step 5 :Replacing the Pan
    • Put the gasket in place on top of the pan
    • Put the pan into place
    • Slide the bolts through by hand
    • Use the ratchet to tighten opposing bolts until resistance is met
    • Tighten opposing bolts with torque wrench to between 6 and 8 foot-pounds
    • Check each bolt in rotational order
  6. step 6 :Replacing the Fluid
    • Insert funnel in fluid fill
    • Make sure you have the correct fluid for your model
    • Add fluid until it reaches the dipstick (approximately six quarts)
    • Start the car
    • Drive to warm up the engine
    • Add fluid until it reaches operating range with transmission in park

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Funnel

    Jack Stands

    Drain Pan

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Paper Towels

    Transmission Fluid

    Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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In this video we're going to show you how to service the transmission on this Ford Taurus with a 3-liter and an automatic. Tools you'll need are a 10 mm socket and ratchet and you'll obviously need a catch pan, possibly two because it is a large pan. And then you'll need 7 quarts of DEXMART Transmission Fluid and a new filter.

You'll want to raise the car up off the ground and underneath this is your transmission pan: this odd shaped, almost L-shaped pan on this 3-liter. And there's a whole bunch of bolts you want to remove and you basically want to remove them in a way that you can slowly drop down this end of the pan and drain it out from this side.

Let's do a lot of fast-forwarding here through these bolts. These bolts aren't usually that tight when you re-tighten them up. You only need to tighten them about 80 inch-pounds, which is only 6 to 7 foot pounds. But as I'm removing it you'll see some fluid start to drain out a little bit from the holes from where the bolts are. Now, as I remove these end bolts you'll really start seeing the fluid drain out of the end. I've actually got two catch pans underneath because there's quite a bit of fluid coming out.

I'm about to take out the last bolt. Pull the pan out.

Here you'll see an arrow pointing to that little round thing inside the pan. I didn't get a good shot of it, but what you want to do - that's actually a magnet. You can just pull that out of the pan and you want to wipe it down really good. It's going to have a lot of tiny little metal particles. That's what happens to transmissions as they wear. Just little microscopic pieces of metal come out and that magnet attracts them so you want to pull that out, wipe it down and then put it back into the pan. Now you just take the gasket and pull it down the rest of the way and then that kind of triangular shaped - triangular, rectangle is your filter. Just grab hold of it and pull it right down. And some more oil is going to come out so just be careful. Make sure you have your catch pan everywhere you need it. Just so you know, about six or six and a half quarts of transmission fluid come out when you do this.

Okay and after you got that down, take a paper towel or a rag and you want to wipe it down a little bit. You don't have to get everything off. The filter has a little gasket under here and actually the old one from the old filter is kind of stuck in there so we're carefully - you don't want to damage any of the old one . just carefully reach in there and just kind of pull on it and pull it right out. The new filter we'll keep. It'll go in there and then push it up and in. Here's our pan all nice and cleaned out. Get the gasket on top of it, a couple of bolts, put one up through, and start it in. You'll just come around here, put the bolt up through the gasket, insert it in on this side. Make sure it goes through the gasket. Insert it in.

We'll speed through, just going to put in all the bolts by hand, first. Now I'm going to use my ratchet and I'm just going to tighten them up kind of preliminarily. I'm not going to tighten them up all the way. I'm just going to get them until they're starting to get some resistance, because then you want to actually use a torque wrench and you only want to, again, torque these up to about between 6 and 8 foot-pounds. And you can see here that basically, what I try and do is go across and do opposite ones. This is usually the best way to torque it evenly. Then after I've gone across I'll actually go start at one corner and go right around and just make sure that I've got every one. I'm going to start there and check every one. Then once I'm all set there, they're all torqued up.

Right down here is your transmission fluid dip stick and fill. When you pull that out you want to take a long funnel and stick in there. It needs to have a smaller diameter here to go into the fill and basically what you want to do is start adding fluid until you can see it on the dip stick and then you want to start your car up and kind of drive it back and forth a little bit. Get the engine warm and then fill the fluid the rest of the way until it's up in the operating range with the transmission warm and in park. Vehicles do have different types of transmission fluids so, just want to make sure. Fords usually takes DEXMART. It usually says on the label what it's for.

Now, as you can hear in the background, the engine's running and you can hear me talking a little bit. But after six quarts, we check the oil with the engine running and in park and it ends up that after we drive it a little bit, we end up putting another half quart in. Basically after you change the fluid, you're going to need about six and a half quarts of transmission fluid to refill it.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Funnel
  • Jack Stands
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Paper Towels
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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