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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012 Thread Starter
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Question 2007 Mustang V6 Standard Transmission Oil Change

Hey guys, new to the forums here.

Had a question. I own a 2007 Ford Mustang, V6 with a standard transmission. Bought it used with 29,000 miles from a ford dealership about 2 years ago. I was new to standards back then and I guess I still can be considered new.

I've changed the oil, oil filter, etc on the car many times... but what I could never figure out, was where to actually change the transmission fluid? Or does the car not have transmission fluid? If it does, where can I locate it? And what kind of fluid does it take?

(I assume the dealer changed the oil/fluid before it was put on the lot to sell, but since then, its not been changed)

Would appreciate any help.


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There are two plugs on the transmission, drain and fill. Remove both with a 3/8 socket wrench without an attachment. You may need a stubby extension to get the upper plug. Drain and refill using a pump until it reaches the bottom of the upper hole. If I recall correctly, it's just under 3 quarts.

Ford uses Mercon ATF. Yes...ATF in a manual transmission. Check your owner's manual. A lot of people replace it with Amsoil or Mobil 1 ATF.

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Thanks for replying!

About how often should that be changed? Once every 6 months? More often than an automatic transmission?
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I think the Ford recommended drain/refill or manual transmissions is 100,000 miles.

That said, I changed the fluid in mine at 9000 miles and noticed a lot of initial break-in wear particles (it looked fairly metallic).

The AMSOIL website is a great tool. Even if you don't buy AMSOIL products, their on-line ordering can tell you capacities for the various cars systems.

I out the AMSOIL full synthetic ATF in my GT's manual transmission. It uses he same fluid as the v6 manual trans as well.

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