Just to please me, they put me underneath one last time before i hit the road to show me the level was full. The 6R80 is featured in 2009 to present Ford F-150 pickups. Ford is aware of this problem but alleges that it cannot do anything until the software issue is repaired. I drove for a little while longer and pulled over called roadside assist and had it towed to my local dealership. Checking the fluid will tell you if the fluid is low and the condition of the fluid. The truck has 9500 miles on it. The capacity is for a total of 13.
I took it in and the tech reprogrammed the engine. The failure mileage was approximately 1,580. I got pulled over and started my engine, everything was fine. We're proud of our reputation and our history as Canada's premier transmission and technology experts. The days of periodically checking your transmission fluid level by pulling a metal dipstick from a tube alongside your engine are rapidly coming to a close.
We recommend this for several reasons. I'm not sure what I should do other then the transmission flush? The oil and the pan magnet is usually very clean. Ford is not concerned but I am very concerned. For example, adding improper fluid to the transmission is actually detrimental to its life, which is why manufacturers decided that getting rid of the dipstick was one way to prevent premature, owner-induced transmission failure in new vehicles. Its always better to stay out of any sealed transmission, transaxle or transfer case unless absolutely needed, anytime you open the case or drop the pan you have a chance for dirt or other debris to get in there, thats why I'm waiting til closer to 100k to do mine, I Just check the dipstick on the trans every so often and inspect fluids to see how they look.
The Stealer flushed it and charged me 247. While sitting on a hill, the vehicle rolled backwards. I want to see what the level looks like after I get it really warmed up driving. I would recommend having the dealer do the service. I just recently had this service done at the dealer; and they botched it. After rolling more than one foot down the hill, the engine stalled so the contact applied the brakes, shifted into park and restarted the vehicle. Today it went right from 6 to 1.
The vehicle was not taken back to be repaired again. The setup is the same for any 6R60 or 6R80 transmission found in many Ford Vehicles but this one is demonstrated on a F150. Pull your dipstick on the trans, and check your fill hole on axles if the fluid looks good and doesn't smell burnt its still good. This is a great video and in my opinion important to prevent future issues, I guess some people don't agree with filter changes and insist leaving the oem filter in there for the life of the truck. The 6R80 can be found behind the 3. The failure mileage was 21,120 and the current mileage was 23,000.
The people they have doing this type of service is not their top Mechanics. I had to do all this in order to change out the leaking electrical connector. I am only looking at doing everything because when I called the stealer they mentioned all driveline fluids. You have to remember the service writers are told to push these maintenance things early to get you to schedule and get them higher numbers! If you do the change, you will probably need 7-8qts depending on how much comes out. We were driving in the staunton, va area at approximately 70 mph where the rear wheels on my 2010 F-150 immediately locked up. There is also no way for the consumer to add fluid if it is low.
Transmission is in 09-11 f150 and expeditions. Transmission also shutter at 30 mph. Therefore, you cannot lift one side of the car using a standard garage jack; you need to take the vehicle to a specialist with the proper service equipment. Thank god no one was behind me or they would have plowed me. I feel this is a huge safety issue, and we were lucky we didn't get into a more serious accident.
As it turned out many are unsure of the whole filter setup inside. Having this knowledge could potentially save you thousands of dollars down the road, not to mention the unwanted hassle. I was going down a hill, it wasn't a very steep decline. Please let me know how the service goes. We can help you identify the problem and figure out a game plan to get you back on the road. Digging up an old one. Another question my service manual says to change the transmission fluid but the dealer is trying to get me to flush the transmission.
This issue concerns me as if the 4 wheel drive locks up I could either lose steering control or stop dead in the middle of the road. Most notable of the improvements was the addition of a 1 way clutch that provided smoother 1-2 up-shifts and 2-1 down-shifts. Because now there is no way for the consumer to check the condition or the level of the automatic transmission fluid. The transmission fluid check point on a sealed transmission is only accessible from underneath the vehicle. It has been quit the experience! The vehicle also stalled, but later restarted. It was a monstrous ordeal; however they made it right. Then, after the torque converter was replaced and they dropped the pan, it took ten quarts.