It has been quit the experience! Our discount used 1988 Ford F-150 Pickup transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards. Change Your Mind, Not Your Oil. In addition, the vehicle must be level to ensure an accurate reading. The transmission has an integral bellhousing, making the power plant stiffness high enough to avoid harmful resonance. 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. Clean off all the excess gasket off the pan and creating a clean surface to put the new one on.
Fuel-injection mania swept the F-Series in 1988; as of this year, carburetors were discontinued for this line entirely. We recommend this for several reasons. Two variants, light-duty R1 and medium duty R2, are made. Checking the fluid will tell you if the fluid is low and the condition of the fluid. Don't over torque the bolts or you could crack the pan or strip a bolt.
Now put a little bit off tranny fluid on both sides of the gasket before putting it on the transmission. It is designed to last the life of the transmission. Remove it, and the filter should then come right out. Use our online shopping cart, just click the part number and see additional information, add to cart or proceed to check out. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Don't use paper towels or anything linty to dry the pan, I recommend you just let it air dry. I recommend measuring how much fluid came out, and replace a little less than that using a funnel and pouring into the transmission dipstick.
You'll have to trade off fuel efficiency for size and power with the 1988 F-150, though; best-case scenario for mileage would be 18 highway, 14 city. Three rubber plugs are used on the shift tower. It's really not hard once you do it once and get the hang of it. The issue is, a recently emerging new trend whereby transmission fluid dipsticks have begun disappearing in newer vehicles. There is also no way for the consumer to add fluid if it is low.
Mainly, because the more informed you are regarding the warning signs of a transmission problem, the less likely you are going to require a major transmission repair. If you can find a doner car it will help. Take Advantage of Our M5R2 5 Speed manual transmission Expertise The M5R2 transmissions were used by both Ford and Mazda in Broncos and F series pickup trucks starting in 1988 The M5R is a top loaded all aluminum 5 speed transmission with an integrated bell housing and shift tower. Second new engine started out at 1000 miles per quart and ran skip and jump on 5 cylinders until magic 2000 rpm was hit, then worked fine on 8 cylinders. Then check the fluid and add slowly what is needed to fill the tranny up. Could this be the fuel pump shut off switch needs to be reset. A complete fluid exchange service, performed annually, can add years to your transmissionï¿½s life.
Damage to the fluid, such as oxidation and shear, will reduce its holding power. Also, make sure your gasket isn't leaking periodically and check the fluid for a few weeks afterwards. I took off the cap and gas gushed out. This transmission is a fully synchronized unit with all brass synchronizer rings in all gears. Compare the new one to the existing pan to be extra sure. Extended-cab supercab and 2-door cab setups, as well as short-bed and long-bed models, added to the variety offered to buyers of the 88 Ford F-150. Is the absence of the dipstick just a fad or does it have merit? Bolt the new filter in.
You do need to remove the Pan to get to the filter. The industry argument According to the industry experts, the reason for eliminating the transmission dipstick is that although most consumers may believe they should check their transmission dipstick and fluid level, experts claim that it is actually better for vehicle transmissions to only be serviced by professionals. Just a note, sometimes a bolt or two will be behind a support bar or something, I recommend you get a wrench or a swivel socket. Before you go back under the car take your new filter with you and put that back in the transmission. If you need more information or cannot find the parts you need give us a call.
Make sure you install the new one with the kit before installing the new filter. We offer manufacturing plant rebuilt re-manufactured units that are dyno tested. You'll also want to look under your car, and count the number of bolts on the transmission pan, … because some cars have different pans. We sell only high quality used Ford F-150 Pickup automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping. If you own a vehicle without a transmission dipstick and you are experiencing transmission-related issues, please. What a comfortable smooth rider with 10 gorgeous taillights all across the back.