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Where do you put transmission fluid in a 1994 ford escort?


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2011-09-15 11:42:17
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manual transaxel 1994 ford escort station wagon check the height of the speedometer gear as per Mitchel manual and various dealership mechanics seems to be impossible the gear is below the case with just a o ring size recept below a 1/4' hole underneath a bushing is visible in which the speedometer drive/magnetic wheel (for speedsensor) rod assembly rides. you get the gear out to check because there is no way it comes out of the small hole machined in the case, the manual must be wrong I'll be happy to send any size mb file you like. my theory is that the rod is the effective dip stick since the case is marked oil and a engraving that seems to indicate check , it certainly does not look like oil fill. i have actually made a tool to stick in the rod hole to add oil that way; gravity feed will not work eventually the fluid works its way back out the hole. next i am going to investigate the breather on the top facing drivers side fender. and or pressurizing the fluid into the speedometer drive hole. the dealership suggested filling from large drain plug locating in between bolt on cradle tube and then holding with hand before it all spills out. that is a good idea im thinkin after all it is a ford

Answerokay I figured it out. there is a fitting on the upper back part of the bell housing that faces the drivers side fender. it has a loose fitting cap that can be gently pried off with pliers or a small screwdriver. underneath this cap is a fitting with a hole. I used a differential gear oil hand pump with hose. the hose was connected to a small brass tube that would fit inside the fitting hole. using an o ring and paper towel I was able to keep the excess fluid spill to a minimum. to measure that fluid level I used the speedometer drive rod. try as I might I was unable to add fluid or remove the speedometer drive gear as per instruction in every manual I could find and dealership mechanics advice. could the 94 escort station wagon transaxle be the exception? what the heck would one do if the speedometer gear needs to be replaced, complete removal and disassembly seems to be the only way .

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