2001 Ford Taurus V6 auto transmission service questions

Tiny
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1. Can you drain the torque converter, on a service and does it have a metal or fiber filter?

2. If you have the transmission machine flushed, is there a chance of dislodging foreign material and that material causing problems in the valve body etc.
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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 5:13 PM

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Tiny
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Using a flush machine will pull most of the fluid out of the converter, the filter is metal with a fiber inner core, and yes there is may be a problem with cleaning material from the v/b, the flush machine I used we fill with 16 quarts and start the flush using more flluid enabled us to overflush the system and try to get rid of anything

jim

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Sunday, February 25th, 2007 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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I do not think I stated the first question correctly.

If I was too service this transmission the manual way
IE. Drop the pan and relplace the filter. Is there an access panel and a pipe plug fitting on the torque converter to open and drain the converter like the old
c-4 and c-6 transmissions used to have. If not, is machine flushing the only method of effectivley changing out the fluid?
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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No plug, if you want to get it all out go for the flush, the only thing I dont like about the flush is your old filter is still there, but they work pretty good and they ony cost about 120.00

hope I helped

thanks, jim
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
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Thanks jim, I figured they eliminated the plug by now.
Ps: in the old days we used to drill and tap the converter and install an 1/8 pipe plug (very carefully).

Thanks again.
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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Im 37 and I remember doing it too, remember when the converters used to bolt together? About 5 years ago they started making them for racecars funny

thanks take care and good luck

jim
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Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 9:44 PM

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