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Feb 1 12 2:53 PM

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I did a drain and fill on my tranny today and Ford told me it was gonna take less then three quarts. is the transmission a fill to spill or do you have to measure the amount out? mine took the full three quarts.

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Feb 1 12 3:06 PM

Fill to spill. Make sure the car is on perfectly level ground. You cannot do this with only the front of the car jacked up or on ramps. You must fill it from the top using some creativity i.e. a tube feeding the fluid into the fill plug hole.

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Mar 18 13 1:03 PM

"Drain & Refill (Chilton's Directions)

  1. Park the car on a level surface, turn the engine OFF and apply the parking brake.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Place a suitable drain pan under the transaxle drain plug.
  4. Remove the oil drain plug from the transaxle.
  5. Let the fluid sufficiently drain out of the transaxle.
  6. Install the drain plug and tighten the plug to 29-43 ft. lbs. (40-58 Nm).
  7. Remove the oil level check plug.
  8. Add fluid until the fluid slowly begins to seep out of the check/fill plug hole. Let the fluid drain out for a few seconds then insert the plug into the hole.
  9. Tighten the plug to 29-43 ft. lbs. (40-58 Nm).
  10. Remove the drain pan.
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12. Road test the car and check for proper transaxle operation."
These directions are quoted directly from an online Chilton repair manual for a 1998 Ford Contour SE with an MTX-75 transmission. I am not the author nor do I claim to be. This is here for reference only.

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