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Pepscobra said:
Sorry to ask again, but can someone confirm for me please the size of the return fluid line so that I can order the correct Magnefine filter?
Cheers in advance.
Joe.
Mine is 3/8" but ... I ordered my first in-line filter for it from Rock Auto, and not knowing the size, and it listed it for my 02 Tribute I got a 5/16' ... too little, I figured it out AFTER I cut the line!

I ended up just getting a 3/8" brass barbed connector at my local ACE store, and a few hose clamps, and patched it together until I got one in that was 3/8"

The guy at Rock Auto said that both a 5/16 AND 3/8 were available, as they made both sizes ... so it is kinda trial and error, unless you want to pull the rubber line and measure it ...
 

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hey guys I was reading how to flush ATF fluid from my 08 escape yesterday, then went out to find 12 quarts of Mercon V. this was a lot hard than I thought it would be. I wanted to find 3 jugs of Valvoline high millage atf, but couldn't find any locally. after searching all the autoparts stores in my area I saw Advanced has Castrol Mercon V on sale from $6.29 a quart to $4.00 a quart. so I've your thinking about doing a fluid flush, this might be the time. my store had 11 in stock, so I bought them out, then bought 1 more from a store closer to my work. link below.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/cast ... rol+mercon
 

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prowler said:
If you drop down 4 boxes at your source material, you'll see the birth of the prowler-patented 7-6-3® transmission fluid-exchange process which supplements and optimizes the Lietzke process that you quoted. Here is the final version:

Ultimate Transmission Fluid Exchange Process

The prowler-patented 7-6-3® transmission fluid-exchange process WORKS!

Thanks to our new member Rurapentay who has actually done this, we now have a proven method that is arguably the best way to change ALL of the transmission fluid.

Using this approach, a home-mechanic with the simplest handtools can do an equal job to the $100-plus "professional" fluid exchanges (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "flushes").

Simply:

quote:Originally posted by prowler
1. Remove drain plug and drain 3.9 quarts.
2. Install 7 quarts.
3. Pump out 6 quarts.
4. Top off with approx. 3 quarts.

Draining and replacing the 4 quarts from the pan before the flush is started is the key. The tranny will never run dry this way.

quote:Originally posted by Rurapentay
well, I just finished using the 3.9 out, 7 in, 6 out, 3 in method and it went off without a hitch!! wonderful idea and by the time my catch pan read 6 quarts, the fluid looked nice and red.

thanks for all the incredible information!
Should I turn on engine and change gears From P to 2 after -3,9 +7 ?
 

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Engine will need to be running for it to pump out the transmission fluid ...

I would (and did) change gears while pumping out the old fluid ("6" in above example) ... this allows the new fluid to be pumped through all the little channels and solenoids ... getting the old fluid out too.

For me personally ... draining out so much fluid, and only ending up with one quart in the pan, is risky ... I will continue with me doing it the way I've done it in the past, as I posted up above ... I'm sorry about the picture linkage problems, I refuse to pay for photobucket ... ;)
 

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I just did mine at 188,870 miles. I only changed out 3 1/2 Quarts. That's fine by be. I'll do it again in the spring and it will be basically all new. It better than never changing it at all.

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Very good tutorial, thanks guys.
It's on my "tado" list her on my Escape pretty soon. :thumb:
Yes...I will quote myself and bump this thread back to the top as a testament as to how well this method really works and to drive home the testament of how durable our Escapes really are!
It has been well over 10 years since I changed the tranny fluid in MtnEscaped. And with the cost of the Mercon V fluid alone / with health issues / and a high maintenance home have forced me to delay it this long. So I'll try to tackle this today as MtnEscaped now has well over 147K miles on it. Lately MtnEscaped has been utilized as a logging "tool" pulling down some pretty large and tall dangerous trees here, (finally got a 4K pound receiver mounted ATV winch which has done even more work used to raise and lower my ham radio tower for maintenance on it) so the Escape's fluid change is well warranted.
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