. That's how it worked for us. Never get under a car that is supported only by a jack! Â· Only dispose of used motor oil and filters at authorized locations. Its a good idea to wear a rubber glove while unscrewing the plug. And I use nothing but full synthetic oil.
Dec 05, 2015 Hi, According to the Ford shop manual, the cvt transmission has a transmission fluid dipstick located on the front of the transmission drivers side between the radiator and trans. As I understand it, there are two filters on the Freestyle transmission, one internal and the other external to the transmission. The one I am rebuilding this week is an 05 and doesn't have a drain plug on it not many do anymore. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Freestyle and that the filter is being changed too. Oil filters are usually on the side of the engine. Next press the Setup button. The free owners manual is at www.
All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. This engine also uses very little oil. The bolts at the front are under the bumper. I have done the oil changes on it and I have a question about the capacity. The first is safely lifting the vehicle in a shopor on rated jack stands.
Just pour in with old oil, let idle around 15 minutes do not drive! Lots of people had this same problem. 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 Freestyle. There is much more held in the converter. If you need more, take used fluid from the clean pan. I have a 4 cylinder Nissan pickup with the opposite issue.
Replace the drain plug gasket. Â· Record the date and mileage after you change the oil so you will know when your car is due for another oil change. There was no odor other than slight hint of oil. The other 4 bolts are right behind the bumper through the shield. Just pour in with old oil, let idle around 15 minutes do not drive! However it still went back in and holds fairly well. I change mine, faithfully, every 5,000 miles. Â· Make sure the car is securely supported before you crawl underneath.
I am now at 80K so it's time to do it again, plan to do it tonite, bought the fluid yesterday. If you see this on the list, it's 100% compatible with your vehicle. Once that is done, it will ask you to press Reset to Clear, press setup again. Use an adjustable oil filter wrench to unscrew the old oil filter. I really hope this helps you out and good for you for doing your own service, I admire that! If the manual wants the fluid at the bottom hole with a cool trans then we must assume that when the trans is hot it wont be above the top hole. Then click Checkout after you've added your last item to the cart.
However it still went back in and holds fairly well. When all the bolts are out, pull the shield forward then down. I don't think you will break the light, you could scratch the paint maybe. Pay what dealers pay by using this option! Toggle reset button ~19 times until Coolant Temperature C shows on display. Replace the plug washer if needed. The free owners manual is at www.
The oil life counter will first show the original percentage e. This released the top one, then I applied some pressure in the gap near the front. Don't pour it down the sewer!. Both the drain and filter are so easy to reach that if you were particularly ambitious and had a long enough arm you could change the oil without raising the car. As it turned out, 6 qts just wasn't 'full' on the dipstick. May 16, 2010 The high pressure filter and fluid are supposed to be changed at 60k intervals. Drain at 6 months or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Check fluid level and add fluid as needed. Turn the engine off and remove the key from the ignition switch. Here is how it is really done! My wife had a Windstar van before the Freestyle and that V6 was noisy and made a lot of clacking sounds. Change oil when Oil Life Monitor tells you to change the oil or go by the owner's manual factory drain interval. Move the drain pan into position under the oil filter.