Having problems with your 2004 Ford Explorer ?
I need to check the transmition fluid on a explorer 2004 but i dont know how?
According to the owner's manual, there really isn't any way to monitor this on your own, it instructs you to bring it to a "qualified technician". It also states that there is no dipstick that allows you to check it yourself and that is correct, there is no dipstick. However you can check it yourself. It uses a two stage drain plug. Let the engine run until the fluid gets to app 120 deg f then on a flat surface from under the car using a T30 torx you remove the plug in the bottom of the pan while the car is running. Use a 7/8" backup wrench holding the drain plug, while loosening the Torx TX-30 inner plug. The fluid should only drip as the car runs. remember that the plug is a Torx. If you remove the whole plug you will drain all the fluid. Use only Mercon V fluid. Add under a small amount of fluid at a time using a fluid pump, but do not overfill. Warning: Do not remove the entire plug, only remove the inner T30 Torx plug. Do not feel comfortable doing this, then just take it to your local Ford dealer. If you have no leaks it should not need to be checked.
This is something that is in your owner but for the most part you make sure the engine is warm and the truck in park and the fluid should be on these little xxxxxxx make sure you put in the right kind if you have to add do not over fill it take care Michigan Man
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