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2002 XLT No transmission Dip Stick.

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Old March 19th 19, 01:38 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer
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Default 2002 XLT No transmission Dip Stick.

On Monday, November 18, 2002 at 10:14:47 AM UTC-5, livingrock wrote:
> I have a 2002 XLt and I just noticed while doing an oil change that
> there is no transmission dip stick(?) I then checked the owners
> manual, first item ;-), and it said that there was no maintanence
> needed for the transmission. Has there been some amazing advance in
> transmission technology, that checking the fluid and replacing it on a
> regular basis is no longer needed?
> Is it still possible to have the fluid changed, or is the system
> sealed? Anyway I don't feel comfortable with this, since previous
> generation Explorers are known for bad trannies. Has the transmission
> reliablity improved since the early model years, or is Ford using a
> different transmission than in the past? AAmco must be wetting
> themselves waiting for all the future rebuilt transmission business
> they are going to get a few years from now.
> Bill

you cannot drain the trans fluid... no plug.... must remove the trans pan... a nipple inside the pan KEEPS the fluid in the trans... FORD SAVED $3 but we are SCREWED !!!

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