2004 Ford Freestar Q&A

2004 Ford Freestar Question: how much fluid is needed when replacing transmission

removing pan and replacing filter and pan gskt. not the total amount it holds just replacing filter. I do not have a problem with transmission -
Answer 1
could be anywhere from 4-8 quarts... -
Comment 1
nobody knows the correct amount, I have searched Chilton internet, even ammco shop, so when I do it I will let everyone know how much is needed and post it for the future . thanks and have a good ford day. donobull -
Comment 2
start by adding four quarts then start the vehicle and top off as needed, then drive it around and check it again after test drive to confirm propper level.. -
Answer 2
You could use an empty drain pan, catch what drains out and measure it ! Since you are not having any problems, no leaks etc. it should be a very accurate measurement of how much needs to be put back in ! nobull -
Comment 1
did the change ,filter and gskt. it holds 8 quarts 5 in the torque converter and 8 in the rest -
Comment 2
That's 13 Qts! LOL. I know what ya mean! -
Comment 3
I just replaced the filter and pan gskt,itdrained out 8 quarts, so I put in 8 quarts and it was perfect. I do not believe in transmission flush, seen to many trannys go bad afyer flusch -
Comment 4
I AGREE 100%!!! -
Answer 3