For most Fords, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Lift the dipstick handle to remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Modulars have a deep skirt block that sets the crank deep into the block, running even a extra full quart on the mod motor engines will not have the detrimental effects to the same degree it has on a shallow skirt engine. Park your F150 on level ground, and shut the engine off to check the oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your F-150. Amsoil recommended 0W-20 motor oil for maximum performance, or 5W-20 for general performance.
Do not drive the F150 with too much oil. Immediately, look below the truck at the bucket and wait for the transmission fluid to begin flowing. They have it buried in the plenum box and you have to remove the steering wheel, steering column, dash, evacuate the refrigerant system, drain the radiator, and remove the plenum box to get to the core. The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. I would try not to extract more than 3 quarts at a time.
Since my truck is a 2002, I was not able to access a drain plug in the torque converter. This saves some time at the end of the procedure. The crank is raised into the block, overfilling a Modular 6. When you see the bubbles and you may even hear a difference , immediately turn the truck off. When changing the oil, the drain plug requires 17 pound-feet of torque. If you've never seen a Modular that has sucked the pan dry you haven't been around very many Modulars. Before we proceeed, I should explain what exactly is being done in this procedure since I am not simply regurgitating the information in the Haynes manual.
The pan isn't near as deep as an older design. If you notice that the oil level in your F-150 is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. There are myriad web pages on the internet for servicing the 4R70W, as it is the automatic transmission commonly used in Mustangs and in Crown Victorias, but very few resources when it comes to servicing the transmission in a truck. Note that most Ford have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1999 Ford F-150. I was personally frustrated with the lack of any useful information on performing the fluid change procedure, so I researched and researched and put together this guide. Wait until 1-2 quarts is filled and then turn off the truck.
If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system. This is the line where fluid will come out after it has been cooled in the radiator. The owner's manual says 6 quarts. That's the case on my 2001 Supercrew 4. Always expect the first time to take longer. The holes in the gasket will line up with the pan only one way.
As long as the fluid meets or exceeds Mercon V, you will be fine. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator. . The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. The oil filter should be changed every 25,000 miles.
Not good, but no harm done. Check our our rear end fluid and service kits: 5. Do not use an oil with a viscosity and weight rating different than 5W-20. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. Route the tubing around so it does not kink anywhere.
In 2004, it became the first truck to provide a rear-hinged access panel to allow easy entry into behind-seat storage for Regular Cab trims. The 2000 F-150 with a 4. The transmission fluid will fill the bucket quickly, so keep an active eye on when you begin seeing bubbles in the vinyl line, as this indicates that the bulk of the transmission fluid has been sucked out of the transmission pan. The filter may or may not drop along with the pan. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. Note that Mercon V is not a brand, but a lubricant characteristic specification created by Ford Motor Company.
Late Model Restoration has no affiliation with Ford Motor Company, Roush Enterprises, or Saleen. Because my check engine light keeps coming on for the last 4 yrs. Inspect the marking at the end of the dipstick. Plenty of open track racers will add an additional quart for an event to prevent the pan from being sucked dry on Modulars. You should be familiar with the terms used in this writeup and understand what is meant when direction is specified on a vehicle forward, rear, driver-side, passenger-side, etc.
The owner's manual says 6 quarts. Amsoil recommended 0W-20 motor oil for maximum performance and 5W-20 for normal performance. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your F-150. The filter needed to be changed every 25,000 miles. The truck will take about 6. You can always use the rest later for other automotive maintenance procedures.