SERVICE INTERVALS Check fluid level at every engine oil change. Filter change and band adjustments are not required under normal operation. Fluid change is recommended every 30,000 miles. If vehicle is operated under following conditions, replace transmission fluid every 21,000 miles: Ã In hot weather with temperature greater than 90 F (32 C), carrying heavy loads and/or in hilly terrain. Ã Towing a trailer or using a car top carrier. Ã In police, taxi or door-to-door delivery service. CHECKING FLUID LEVEL 1. Transmission or transaxle must be at normal operating temperature with vehicle on level ground. Apply parking brake, and run engine at curb idle. Shift gear selector lever through all positions, ending in Park. 2. Fluid level should be in crosshatch area on dipstick if checked at operating temperature. If transmission is at room temperature, fluid level should be between 2 dimples on bottom of dipstick. 3. DO NOT overfill. Check condition of fluid for contamination and burned smell. Fully reseat dipstick. RECOMMENDED FLUID Use Mercon (XT-2-QDX) ATF. FLUID CAPACITIES NOTE: Transmission fluid capacities in TRANSMISSION FLUID CAPACITIES table are approximate quantities. Correct fluid level should be determined using dipstick.
DRAINING & REFILLING CD4E 1. Raise and support vehicle. Place drain pan under transmission. Remove transmission drain plug and drain fluid from transmission. Install transmission drain plug. 2. Add 5 qts. (4.7L) ATF. Start engine and run at idle for five (5) minutes. Shift transmission through all gears during 5 minute time period. Remove transmission drain plug and drain fluid from transmission. 3. Install transmission drain plug and tighten to specification. Add 6 qts. (5.7L) ATF. Start engine and run through all gears. Check fluid and top off as required.
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