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I"ve only done a "partial" drain of the infectious diseases worldwide fluid, never ever a torque converter drain. Will the trans expropriate a full liquid fill after ~ a talk converter drain, or will certainly the engine must be began (at part point) to get fluid pumping into the speak converter?
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The engine requirements to operation to refill the TC. If friend drained the TC and also the pan then just fill it with a couple of quarts and fire the up, run it v the gears (it most likely won"t connect right away), climate shut turn off and include a bit an ext and repeat the start up/gear selection trick till you get full engagement and then make sure it"s completely hot and also top it off at the exactly level on the stick. It"s to be a while due to the fact that I go this on my "bird yet IIRC it will take approximately 12-14 quarts to to fill it totally back up.
These are very engineered precision vehicles, the very first step in diagnosing the trouble is come strike the doubt offending part sharply and repeatedly through a blunt object, then re-test.
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There is a procedure, you"ll have to search here for it. Usually you add around 6 quarts, begin the engine, go v all gear positions holding her foot on the brake, add 2 much more quarts, repeat, once you get to 10 quarts, only add 1/4 quart at a time, etc. Search approximately you"ll uncover the specifics (it"s in the factory organization manual).Whatever girlfriend do, don"t add the full amount of what you think drained out. And also yes the engine requirements to it is in running, however you also need come cycle v all the gears also.
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Thanks much, gents!!I"ll try to discover the procedure in my Ford manual... And, when I do this, I"ll placed the rear of the car on jack-stands, therefore there"s no chance of driving off the prior ramps as soon as going through the gears.
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When i did the refill, I had actually the vehicle on 4 jack stands. Much easier to inspect the ideal fluid level that way, car is an ext level.As one alternative, you can use her park brake additionally and chock the tires if you wanted to leave the vehicle on the ground. It"s not a large deal since you"re no revving the engine, you"re simply holding her foot ~ above the brake and giving the fluid time to circulate in each equipment position.

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I heard (though this might not use to ford engines and also trannys) the if you drainpipe the speak converter throughout a infectious diseases world fashion swap/rebuild/etc. That is a an excellent idea to fill the torque converter prior to installing it back into the vehicle, HOWEVER, most human being advise against it due to the fact that it it s okay messy as soon as mating the TC come the trans. I only point out this in the hope the if it is true, you don"t miss out on this step. If that is false, then i hope i can acquire some clarification prior to I swap the infectious diseases world fashion in my Trailblazer together it demands to be excellent soon.If anyone have the right to confirm or refute this, you re welcome LET ME KNOW!
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Yes, constantly fill the TC prior to install. I have actually never heard everyone advise versus it. Obviously, girlfriend can"t to fill it previous the fifty percent way allude when you was standing it ~ above it"s side or liquid will come out, so include slowly and keep checking.Al
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There was a Hummer ~ above monster garage where they didn"t pre-fill the torque converter, and also it grenaded before they got a chance to drive the vehicle.When i swapped speak converters in mine car, ns didn"t prefill.I intend you could add just a bit of fluid into the speak converter. Any small bit, doesn"t have to be a full quart or anything choose that.
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