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How do you change the transmission filter in a 2002 ford explorer


Fluid Pan, Gasket and Filter

Fluid Pan, Gasket and Filter

Removal

Position the vehicle on a hoist. Place in NEUTRAL.

NOTE: If equipped, the transmission servo heat shield must be unclipped from the fluid pan rail and positioned out of the way for fluid pan removal. If equipped, loosen the nut and position the heat shield out of the way.
Place a drain pan under the transmission fluid pan.

Drain transmission fluid.
Remove all the transmission fluid pan bolts except for two in the front. Loosen the two front transmission fluid pan screws. Pry the rear of the transmission fluid pan down and allow fluid to drain. After fluid is drained, remove the front two transmission fluid pan screws.

Remove the transmission fluid pan.
1 Remove the transmission fluid pan.
2 Remove and discard the transmission fluid pan gasket.

Remove and discard the transmission fluid filter.
1 Remove the transmission fluid filter screw.
2 Remove the transmission fluid filter.

Clean and inspect the transmission fluid pan and magnet. Clean all mating surfaces.
Flush the transmission fluid cooler and transmission fluid cooler lines.
Installation

CAUTION: Lubricate fluid filter O-ring seals with clean automatic transmission fluid or they can be damaged if; Lube and install new O-ring seals onto the transmission fluid filter. Install a new transmission fluid filter.
Position the transmission fluid filter on the main control valve body.

Install the transmission fluid filter.

Position the oil pan magnet in the transmission fluid pan.

Install the transmission fluid pan.
1 Position a new transmission fluid pan gasket on the transmission fluid pan.
2 Install and align the transmission fluid pan.

Loosely install the transmission fluid pan screws.

Tighten the transmission fluid pan screws.
Tighten the transmission fluid pan screws in a crisscross sequence.

If equipped, position the servo heat shield over the servos and clip it to the pan rail.
Lower the vehicle.
Apply the park brake, and start the engine.
NOTE: When filling a dry transmission and converter, start with a minimum of 3.7 liters (4 quarts) . Fill transmission with clean automatic transmission fluid to the correct fluid level and check for correct transmission operation.
Move the range selector lever through all the gears.
Recheck the transmission fluid level.


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