I have a2002 Ford Explorer, and the transmission has been slipping a little bit. Will having the transmission flushed and refilled do any damage to any internal parts of the transmission?

Asked by Feb 10, 2015 at 04:58 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I heard that having the transmission flushed could damage some of the internal parts of the transmission, is that right?
Also, since this car does not have a dip stick to check the fluid level, (a sealed system), can you explain to me how to check the fluid level and fill if necessary?

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consult the book (Chilton's/Haynes)or call your local dealer service dept, But most sealed systems have an over flow or fill level plug under the pan. Be sure it's the overflow and not the drain. I've never heard of a flush hurting a trans but anything is possible.

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Right, a fluid change is an inexpensive way to see if your trans is toast. It might be too late, but worth a shot.

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The sealed transmission in your vehicle requires a special tool to remove the plug on the pan. A replacement plug can be purchased and will be used to fill the tranny via a pump. The fluid must be heated before being pumped in and excess drains out via the tool. When it stops dripping out the system is full.

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