95 F-150 tranny (help!)

Tiny
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I changed the filter in my transmission, and I believe it is the E4OD. The guy at the auto parts store said I would need 5 quarts of fluid. After 6 quarts and idling in park it still shows it is low, just barley past the loop at the bottom of the dipstick. But when the truck is off and cold it shows half way up the crosshatch area. What is the problem? Please help! The truck is a 1995 f150 5.8L, 4x4, reg. Cab, short bed, automatic
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Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 AT 11:00 AM

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Tiny
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I dont know the internal workings of a transmission, but it sounds like something is obstrucing the flow, and not allowing fluid to drain back into the pan.
I would take it back apart and make sure the passages are not obstructed with the new filter.
If you are not framiliar with transmissions, it may be best to take it to the pros. I do know you need to fix this before you do major damage to an expensive part of the car.

My practice is I always pay the $100 for tranny services. So far Aamaco has never let me down.

Good luck, and let us know what the problem was.
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Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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That's pretty much standard, the fluid, when the car is off will show way up the stick, if your trans is nice and hot, keep adding fluid until it's at the right level, someone told me long time ago also that when the dipstick shows full, you know, in the cross=hatched area, to add another quart, all the info above was told to me by a trans guy, I did check the cold fluid on my Taurus, it is way up the stick.
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Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 AT 9:22 PM
Tiny
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I found this. It may help.
E4OD: W/4x2 15.7 qt (US)
W/4x4 16.2 qt (US)
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Monday, July 24th, 2006 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
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I called 2 different ford dealers today and they told me the 2 different things. The first guy said they only put 3-4 quarts in after a filter change.
The 2nd guy said get it hot and fill it until it's full
now i'm wishing I would have taken it some where!
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Monday, July 24th, 2006 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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It sounds to me like the second guy is probably correct. Just get it hot and fill it to the normal level. How much fluid came out? You should be able to tell the difference between 3 or 4 quarts and 3 gallons of fluid.
Think back to when you dropped the pan. Was it like pouring three quarts of oil, or like pouring three gallons of milk?
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Monday, July 24th, 2006 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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It was quite a bit of fluid! Alot more than 3-4 quarts
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 AT 6:28 PM

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