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Erratic transmission fluid level

Transmission fluid level issues Taurus, Windstar, Freestar, Sable, and Monterey


You may notice an erratic transmission fluid level reading on the dipstick or possible leaks around the filler tube and grommet

If you have an erratic transmission fluid level on the following vehicles: 2000-07 Taurus • 2000-03 Windstar • 2004-07 Freestar • 2000-05 Sable • 2004-07 Monterey, read this post

The affected transmissions are the F50N, AX4N and AX4S. The problem is caused by a restricted transaxle vent. The fix requires replacing the transaxle vent with a 90° vent on the transaxle back to the cowl area next to the brake master cylinder and tie wrapped in place with the end of the hose facing down.

The new vent is Part # 1C3Z-7034-AA. If you need more information on how to make the repair, see Technical Service Bulletin 06-18-13.


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