2002 Ford Super Duty Transmission Service - Now, That's Service!

Change Your Own Transmission Fluid And Filter

Trevor ReedSep 12, 2007
Photo 2/12   |   We decided to upgrade to a PML sand-cast aluminum pan with cooling fins when we changed the transmission fluid in our '02 Ford Super Duty F-250 that's equipped with the 4R100 automatic. We also used a NAPA transmission fluid filter, a 30-quart pan to catch the old fluid, some brake/carb cleaner, a new pan gasket, a Scotch-Brite pad, Loctite, gloves, a case of ATF oil, and a funnel for adding the fresh fluid.
Using the "Full Transmission Flush" coupon from your local lube shop may seem like a good idea, but you probably won't get the level of service you expect. Many quick lube shops do not replace your transmission filter when that flush is performed; and it should be exchanged for a fresh factory unit every 30,000 miles. Check your truck's service receipts and see if you were charged for a filter. Do you think they wouldn't charge you for a new filter if one was installed? It can't hurt to drain your own fluid and get a personal look at what's going on inside. Plus, it's a perfect time for a transmission pan upgrade.
A Fluid and Filter Change at Home Will:
Improve poor shift performance
Prevent transmission slippage
Repair ATF failure caused from running too hot
Not replace all fluid in the cooler lines and torque converter
Not fix a damaged transmission or broken internal hard parts
"Many shops do not replace your transmission filter when a flush is performed."

2015 Ford F-250 Specifications

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Fair Market Price $29,960
MSRP $31,810
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Mileage N/A City / N/A Highway
Engine 6.2L V8
Horse Power 385 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 405 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm
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