Can you change the transmission filter and the transmission fluid in a Ford Contour 1996?
you can change the fluid, but not the filter. drain the fluid from the drain plug on the bottom of the transmission and refill from the dipstick. the filter is only accessable by overhauling the transmission
Remove the plug from the transmission fluid pan. Allow the transmission fluid to drain out. Replace the plug to its original position. Fill the transmission with new fluid. Remove the transmission filter by turning it to the left. Fill the filter with new fluid. Return the filter to its original position.
You can purchase a filter and gasket kit from your local auto parts store. Then using a wide drain pan, drop the transmission oil pan, change the filter, reinstall the pan and refill transmission with aprox 4 qts of ATF. Doing this only changes about half of the fluid, the rest of the old fluid stays in the transmission. If you want to change all the fluid it will take a shop with the right…