how many qrts of trans fluid ,filter and fluid change onlyhave been told 4to6 orts put in 4.enought

Asked by Oct 06, 2007 at 09:59 PM about the 1989 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

or shoud i add,dont want to drive it until iknow.my local ford dealer is who said 4 to 6 ,wasent sure.

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Start with four. With the engine running, shift into each gear with your foot on the brake and let it idle there for 30 seconds in each gear. Shift back to park and check the fluid again with the engine running. You may need to add some fluid. You may also need to add some fluid after driving for awhile, because the filter will absorb some fluid during the first few miles, and you don't always get the exact amount out when you change the fluid and filter, depending if you changed it hot or cold, etc. Don't worry about driving it, if you notice a slipping, stop and add fluid. Adding too much is far worse than not adding enough.

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