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starjammir
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ATX drain and fill How To W/ Pics
#992476 - 07/07/05 06:35 PM

I noticed there is a MTX but not an ATX so I decided to make one.
First lemme say I am not responsible for anything damaged because as we all know ATX fluid is the worst smelling thing on the planet....so here we go

1. Gather all the tools needed...4 qts of ATX fluid,ratchit,extension,bucket to catch the old fluid, and a funnel to put in the new fluid, jack and jack stands, and some lube or PB blaster.

2. Jack up the car on the drivers side (found its easier to get to) and use a jack stand...jackstand is a MUST!!!

3. Locate transmission drain plug and spray some lube or PB blaster on it.

4. Put extension on ratchit and put to the plug. Put the breaker bar on the ratchit and turn clockwise.

5. Get it loose then put the bucket under it. Then finish unscrewing the plug. Grab a beer or w/e you drink and watch all the old fluid come out.

6. When all the old fluid is out reinstall the drain plug.

7. Lower the car off the jack and jack stand.

8. Locate the IAC hose and take it off...it makes it a lot easier to get to the filler.

9. Locate the yellow transmission handle for the filler and pull it out. Put your funnal in the hole and pour 3.5 QTS into the transmission.

10. Start the car and run it through the gears then put it into neutral. Check the fluid level then and add more if needed.

11. Take the car around the block then bring it back and do it 2 more times.

Your car will love you even more with this. Good luck and if you have any questions PM me.

Bill

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1995 Mercury Mystique 2.5L auto, all ghetto fo sho

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ZetecTour
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#992482 (Re: starjammir) 07/07/05 06:38 PM

very nice how-to.....

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Ray
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#992500 (Re: ZetecTour) 07/07/05 06:55 PM

very nice, indeed... note: transmission fluid will strip paint. wipe off any painted surfaces ASAP.

edit: can I get permission to link to this from duratec maintenance's faq? (there are ATX duratecs, too..)


Ray

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starjammir
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#992586 (Re: Ray) 07/07/05 07:58 PM

Please do Ray...you were my inspiration for this

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The Digital Slacker
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#992598 (Re: starjammir) 07/07/05 08:07 PM

Hope you don't mind...

I'm pdf'ing almost all these how-to's and throwing them onto my website for later reference.

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Ray
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#992778 (Re: starjammir) 07/07/05 11:19 PM

Originally posted by starjammir:
Please do Ray...you were my inspiration for this




awww... tear...

hehe

done.. and slightly reorganized. (ATX points to a new "transaxle" location, as does the "MTX" location...)


Thanks, and thanks!

are those pictures hosted on a permanent location, or should I re-host and relink your post?


Ray



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starjammir
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#992839 (Re: Ray) 07/08/05 01:13 AM

Ya those pics are in my photobucket...ill make sure to keep em there

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unisys12Moderator
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#992896 (Re: starjammir) 07/08/05 02:13 AM

Only things I would suggest adding would be...

1) Checking the fluid should be done while at operating temp, as well as Park.

2) Before changing your fluid, be sure the fluid is at operating temp.

Other than those little things... Great Job! I will leave this stickyed and just link to it from the CD4E FAQ thread.

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Tony2005
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#992968 (Re: starjammir) 07/08/05 03:18 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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starjammir
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#993276 (Re: unisys12) 07/08/05 02:12 PM

Originally posted by unisys12:
Only things I would suggest adding would be...

1) Checking the fluid should be done while at operating temp, as well as Park.

2) Before changing your fluid, be sure the fluid is at operating temp.

Other than those little things... Great Job! I will leave this stickyed and just link to it from the CD4E FAQ thread.



Sorry, I was in a rush to get it done because my tranny was draining while I was doing this...also it is my first how-to...hopefully I will find something else to make another one on too. I was gonna say that about the fluid, but a thing to remember is that it is HOT!! I waited 30 min before I even gathered all the tools and such (I learned from the first drain and fill...did not wait anytime..big mistake)

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