How to Change Transmission Fluid in a 1995 Ford F150

by Ashton Daigle

Your 1995 Ford F-150 is a durable, tough truck that can handle long miles on the road and heavy payloads. Although the F-150 is built to be a hard worker, its parts are subject to wear and tear and do need to be serviced regularly. One such vital organ on your F-150 is its transmission. The transmission is responsible for shifting gears. Transmission fluid is a lubricant that is circulated throughout your F-150's transmission to keep its parts moving smoothly.

Step 1

Slide the jack under your F-150's rear and and crank its handle to raise the jack up. Jack the rear end up and place jack stands beneath your rear frame. The rear frame on your F-150 is very durable and makes the perfect spot to set jack stands. Lower the F-150 onto the jack stands and make sure your emergency brake is on. It is recommended that you change your F-150 transmission fluid once every 40,000 miles.

Step 2

Locate the transmission fluid drain plug. Slide your drain pan under the plug. On your F-150 it is located at the rear bottom of your transmission's crank case. Remove the plug with a socket set.

Step 3

Allow all the fluid to empty into the drain pan. Replace the transmission fluid drain plug by tightening it to the right with your socket set.

Step 4

Open the hood of your F-150 and pull the transmission fluid dipstick out. Place along, skinny funnel into the transmission fluid dipstick hole. Add 5 quarts of transmission fluid. Replace the dipstick, start your engine and check the fluid level agaim. Add an extra quart if it still reads low on the dipstick.

Step 5

Jack truck up slightly and remove the jack stands. Lower your F-150 from the jack.

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