"Newer" Ford AOD tranny do not need filter change?

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  1. mode101

    mode101 New Member

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    I have been having this problem with torgue converter shutter on my 02 GT. People have suggested having the tranny serviced with fluid flush and new filter. I just called the dealership and he said that the 02 does not have a fiber filter anymore, and the pan does not need to be dropped. It has a magnetic filter, and this backflush will completely clean it.... For $139. Also, the ford guy said he didnt think a flush would really help this problem... wtf

    BTW, the shutter on my 02 goes away with O/D turned off. Does that confirm that this is TC shutter?

    Is that a bunch of BS ????
  2. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    How many miles on the existing fluid?

    I have heard of shops trying to say that the flush is just as good as dropping the pan before. Not sure if I believe it though...

    Tranny fluid is something you should change yourself mang...


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  3. mode101

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    Car currently has 43k on the clock. I bought it used (25k miles), and have never changed it, im sure its the original fluid.

    Its due for a change anyway right ?
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    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    Absolutely, I would change it if it was my car. When having problems with auto trans always try changing fluid first to correct problems...
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    Shiroelex There's nothing worse than aut Founding Member

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    I would suggest using Mercon V fluid. That seems to help the most for the shudder. That, and a little J-mod action too.
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    yeah do the flush and there is a filter for it so i would have that changed too that way it will be all clean and hopefully the shutter will go away

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