Automatic transmission fluid level check (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)
1 Fluid level should be checked with the transmission at operating temperature (after a run) and with the vehicle parked on level ground.
2 Open and prop the bonnet. With the engine idling and the handbrake and footbrake applied, move the gear selector through all positions three times, finishing up in position УPФ, 3 Wait one minute. With the engine still idling, withdraw the transmission dipstick (see illustration).
17.3 Automatic transmission dipstick location and markings
Wipe the dipstick with a clean lint-free rag, re-insert it fully and withdraw it again. Read the fluid level at the end of the dipstick: it should be between the two notches.
4 If topping-up is necessary, do so via the dipstick tube, using clean transmission fluid of the specified type (see illustration). Do not overfill.
17.4 Topping-up the transmission fluid
5 Stop the engine, refit the dipstick and close the bonnet.
6 Note that if the fluid level was below the minimum mark when checked or is in constant need of topping-up, check around the transmission for any signs of excessive fluid leaks.If present, leaks must be rectified without delay.
7 If the colour of the fluid is dark brown or black this denotes the sign of a worn brake band or transmission clutches, in which case have your Ford dealer check the transmission at the earliest opportunity.
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