2005 f150 transmission fluid capacity

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Ford 4.6L and 5.4L V-8 Service Guide

Service Procedure

Normal Interval

Special Interval*


Replace engine air filter

30,000 miles

N/A - check frequently

Inspect air filter condition at every oil change, replace as necessary.

Replace engine serpentine belt

N/A - check frequently

Inspect serpentine belt condition at every oil change, replace as necessary.

Replace engine oil and oil filter

5,000 miles/6 mo

3,000 miles/3 mo

Replace 3,000 miles/3 months if towing, hauling, operating in dusty environments, operating off-road, operating in excessive heat, driving in heavy city traffic or at low speed for excessive periods of time.

Replace fuel filter

30,000 miles

15,000 miles


Replace spark plugs and ignition coils

100,000 miles


Recommend 50,000 mile replacement intervals to maintain performance and fuel economy.

Replace PCV valve

120,000 miles


Recommend check at least once per year and replace as necessary - inexpensive component. Listed service life is relatively generous.

Cooling system service (coolant flush)

Motorcraft Green

45,000 miles initial service
30,000 miles thereafter

Recommend full cooling system service (new upper/lower hose, thermostat, etc) in addition to coolant flush.

Motorcraft Gold

100,000 miles/5 yr initial service
50,000 miles/3 yr thereafter

Motorcraft Orange

150,000 miles

Replace manual transmission fluid

60,000 miles


MERCON V ATF fluid spec, do not use gear oil.

Replace automatic transmission fluid and filter

150,000 miles

30,000 miles

4R70W/E, 4R75W/E, 6R80 automatic transmissions. 4R100 transmissions (Supercharged 5.4L engine) require service every 30,000 miles regardless of driving conditions.

Replace front differential fluid (4x4 only)

150,000 miles


Use synthetic fluid only - conventional (non-synthetic) differential fluid requires 3,000 miles/3 month replacement intervals. See fluid spec in chart below.

Replace rear differential fluid

150,000 miles


Replace transfer case fluid


60,000 miles

Ford suggests no transfer case service under normal conditions. Recommend abiding to 60,000 mile service intervals regardless.

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F150 Transmission Oil & Filter Change

Work performed on a 1998 Ford F150 4x4 with 4.6L V-8, 4R70W 4spd electronic automatic (code U in doorjamb). This tech article was originally posted at FordF150.net. It is primarily intended for Ford trucks but most likely also applies to other Ford models.

Follow these instructions at your own risk.

Tools needed for the job:

  • Safety glasses
  • Rubber gloves
  • Ratchet, extension, and 10mm, 11mm, 18mm metric sockets
  • Jack stands or lift (for non-4x4)
  • Cleaning solvent
  • Drain pan
  • Funnel
  • Rags
  • 13 quarts Mercon V transmission oil (I used Castrol - part synthetic) DO NOT use Mercon or Dextron III. They are not interchangeable.
  • Filter Kit (Fram FT1167) which comes with a gasket which you don't need.
  • Flashlight or work light

Note: wear safety glasses while under the vehicle for eye protection as there's lots of dirt and grime under there just waiting to drop into your eyes.


Here's a picture of the Ford 4R70W transmission pan with the gasket sitting on top. The OE gasket is re-usable and is stamped as such shown by the red arrow on the right side of the picture below. Notice the grey colour donut magnet shown by the arrow on the top left of the picture.

Photo of 4R70W transmission pan removed

  1. Wait until the vehicle has cooled off for at least 1/2hr if you've just driven it to avoid getting a "hot oil treatment"... burns hurt!
  2. Remove the rubber inspection grommet (1 1/2inch diameter) between the engine and the transmission in the bottom of the bell housing. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry it out - not difficult.
  3. With an assistant under the vehicle looking into the inspection hole with a flashlight or worklight, use the 18mm socket & wrench to turn the crankshaft pulley (by the radiator) to turn the engine (clockwise). In the inspection hole you will see the torque converter. Have your assistant stop you turning the engine when the 11mm drain bolt is visible in the torque converter. You can do the procedure yourself but it is a lot of climbing under the vehicle and back to turning the crank pulley until you find the plug.
  4. Place your drain pan under the inspection hole and remove the drain plug out of the torque converter with an 11mm socket and extension. The oil will pour out slowly... in fact it may take a couple hours to fully drain the torque converter. It is estimated that it holds almost half of the transmission fluid capacity or around 6 quarts.
  5. Replace the drain plug and tighten securely but do not over-tighten. Some people like to use locktite on the threads to prevent it coming out. This is difficult unless you let it drain overnight so you can clean off the plug and dry off the threads in the torque converter. If fluid is still dripping out it will be difficult. It's optional! Ok, then after tightening the plug, replace the inspection cover.
  6. Loosen all the bolts holding the transmission oil pan on. Carefully remove the bolts by one corner of the pan. Carefully pry the pan down at that corner with your drain pan underneath. There will be fluid going everywhere. Try to get a drain pan that is at least 18 inches wide.
  7. Keep removing the other bolts but leave them loose on one edge to hold the pan up. Tilt it more to get more oil out. Once half of the oil is drained hold the pan back up with an assistant if you have one and remove the rest of the bolts while your assistant holds the pan up. Then carefully drop the pan (without spilling fluid all over yourself) into your drain pan. Drain it.
  8. Using rags or paper towels and solvent clean the interior of the pan and carefully remove the sludge from the pan magnet at the bottom. There is a metallic film on most of the pan surfaces that will wipe off.
  9. Note the position of the OE filter, pull it off and replace it with the new one, make sure the old rubber seal comes out too. Pop the new filter in place of the old one in the same position. Use clean rags to clean the gasket mating surfaces on the pan and the transmission. The old gasket is re-usable. Place the pan back up onto the transmission. Hand-tighten all the bolts.
  10. If you have a torque wrench use it to make sure you don't over-tighten the bolts.
  11. Using a long funnel fill about 5-6 quarts into the transmission through the dipstick tube. You'll need a small neck funnel.
  12. Start the engine and run it for 30 seconds.
  13. Fill another 4 or 5 quarts.
  14. Start the engine again and run 30 seconds.
  15. Inspect level with the dipstick.
  16. Fill more oil up to "full" mark on dipstick.
  17. Drive it around the block and again check the oil level.

You're done.

There will remain about 1 or 1 1/2 quarts in the oil cooler and hoses which can be blown out with compressed air if you so desire but the hoses will have to be removed so most people don't bother. It's also difficult if you don't have compressed air handy.

When you start the engine the hydraulic pump in the transmission fills up the torque converter. You don't want to overfill the transmission right away as 13 quarts won't fit in it while the engine is stopped because the torque converter is empty to start with, that's why you have to start it up a couple of times, otherwise you may blow oil out the vent tube and/or blow some seals.

If you accidentally overfill it, the easiest way to get some fluid out is to drain some from the torque converter. Then you won't have to touch the pan bolts.

Procedure on V-6 and EOD or 4R100 automatic transmission will differ slightly with different sized sockets and different oil. Check your transmission oil dipstick. Most Ford truck automatics went from Mercon to Mercon V during the 1998 model year. Early models got Mercon and the corresponding dipstick. Apparently Mercon V can be run in a Mercon transmission but don't run Mercon in a Mercon V transmission.

If you find a little plastic plug with a rubber o-ring, don't worry, this was in the dipstick tube while the engine was assembled on the assembly line and falls into the transmission pan. It's not a broken or missing part! Discard it or keep it as a souvenir.

Mine took just a hair over 12 quarts. Capacity if the transmission oil cooler/lines where empty as well is listed at 13.5 quarts.

Cost (CDN$):

  • 13 Quarts Castrol Mercon V semi-synthetic $4.88/qt for $63.52
  • Trans filter kit $39.54 (with gasket that isn't needed)
  • your time $? - approximately 4 hrs for amateur.

Many transmission shops do a "power" fluid change by hooking up to the cooler lines and doing a pressure fill/exchange without dropping the transmission oil pan. This isn't the best since you have old fluid mixing with new, and you haven't changed the filter. As well the magnet in the pan won't get a cleaning and won't work as effectively to catch metal sludge/particles out of the oil. Think of a power flush as taking a shower, then putting your dirty clothes back on. Not exactly ideal.

Do it yourself, then you'll know it has been done right!

This article has been generously donated by Peter Ferlow.

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2004-2014 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Routine Maintenance FAQ

Maintenance Schedule

The following intervals are based on the assumption that you will be doing the service work yourself, as opposed to paying to have the work done. These are our recommended minimum maintenance intervals for vehicles that are driven daily, and in many cases are shorter than the factory’s recommendations. Because frequent maintenance enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your Jeep, we encourage you to follow our schedule. If you drive in dusty areas, tow a trailer, idle or drive at low speeds for extended periods, or drive for short periods (less than four miles at a time) in below freezing temperatures, even smaller intervals are recommended.

When the vehicle is new, follow the maintenance schedule to the letter, record it in your owner’s manual and keep all receipts to protect the warranty and resale value. In many cases the initial maintenance check is done by the dealer at no cost (check with the service department when you buy the truck for more information).

Every 250 miles or weekly, whichever comes first

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the engine coolant level
  • Check the brake and clutch fluid level
  • Check the windshield washer fluid level
  • Check the power steering fluid level
  • Check the automatic transmission lubricant level
  • Check the tires and tire pressures

Every 3000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first

All items listed above plus: 

  • Change the engine oil and oil filter
  • Rotate the tires
  • Check the manual transmission lubricant level
  • Check the transfer case lubricant level (4WD models)
  • Check the differential lubricant level

Every 7500 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first

All items listed above plus:

  • Inspect and replace, if necessary, the windshield wiper blades
  • Check and service the battery
  • Check the cooling system
  • Check the seat belts

Every 15,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first

All items listed above plus: 

  • Inspect and replace, if necessary, all underhood hoses
  • Inspect the brake system*
  • Inspect the suspension and steering components
  • Fuel system check
  • Inspect and replace, if necessary, air filter*

Every 30,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first

All items listed above plus

  • Check the exhaust system
  • Replace the fuel filter
  • Replace the air filter*
  • Change the brake fluid
  • Check the engine drivebelt

Every 60,000 miles or 48 months, whichever comes first

All items listed above plus:

  • Replace manual transmission lubricant*
  • Replace the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve
  • Check and replace, if necessary, the spark plugs
  • Check the ignition coils (V8 engines)
  • Inspect and replace, if necessary, the spark plug wires (V6 engines)
  • Replace the differential lubricant*

Every 100,000 miles

  • Service the cooling system (drain, flush and refill)
  • Replace the automatic transmission fluid**
  • Replace the transfer case lubricant
  • Replace the spark plugs

* This item is affected by “severe” operating conditions as described below. If your vehicle is operated under severe conditions, perform these maintenance tasks at 3000 miles/3 month intervals. Severe conditions include the following:

  • Operating in mostly dusty areas (dirt roads, or off-road)
  • Idling for extended periods and/or low speed operation
  • Mostly short trips (less than 4 miles) when outside temperatures remain below freezing

** If operated under one or more of the following conditions, change the automatic transmission fluid every 15,000 miles.

  • In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature is regularly above 90-degrees F (32-degrees C)
  • In hilly or mountainous terrain 
  • Frequent trailer towing 
  • Frequent off road use 
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Ford F150 Automatic Transmission Fluid Change - AMSOIL Synthetic ATF WIx Filter

How many quarts of transmission fluid does a Ford F 150 take?

Using a long funnel fill about 5-6 quarts into the transmission through the dipstick tube.

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Simply so, how many quarts of transmission fluid does a f150 take?

The 4R70W in the '01-'03.5 (Heritage) F150 specifies approximately 14 quarts of Mercon V transmission fluid. Under normal circumstances, approximately 4.5 quarts of MerconV will be present in the actual “fluid pan” of the transmission, with the remaining 9.5 quarts in the torque converter and in the cooler lines.

Additionally, how many quarts of transmission fluid does a 4r70w Hold? 12-13 quarts

Then, what kind of transmission fluid does a Ford take?

GM recommends Dexron-VI fluid, Ford recommends Mercon V fluid, and Chrysler recommends ATF+4 fluids for vintage transmission use.

How many quarts does a Ford 4.6 hold?

You will need 6 quarts of oil for all 4.6L engines and 1997 to 2003 model year 5.4L engines.

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Transmission 2005 capacity f150 fluid

The 4R70W in the '01-'03.5 (Heritage) F150 specifies approximately 14 quarts of Mercon V transmission fluid. Under normal circumstances, approximately 4.5 quarts of MerconV will be present in the actual “fluid pan” of the transmission, with the remaining 9.5 quarts in the torque converter and in the cooler lines.

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Likewise, people ask, how many quarts of transmission fluid goes in a Ford f150?

6 quarts

Likewise, what kind of transmission fluid does a Ford f150 take? ACDelco ATF Type III (H) is a premium quality automatic transmission fluid for use in a variety of passenger cars and light trucks.

Accordingly, how many quarts does a Ford f150 take?

The F-150 is no exception. Since there are five different engines that come in this vehicle, it is very important to know which engine you have. The 3.5L V6 needs 6.3 quarts of 5W-20. The EcoBoost engines all need 6 quarts of 5W-30 and, the 5.0L V8 gets 7.7 quarts of 5W-20.

How many quarts does a 4r70w transmission take?

A 4R70W holds about 12-13 quarts. If you are only dropping the pan you'll need 5-7 quarts to refill. You'll still have 5-8 quarts in the trans that didn't get changed.

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How to Check Transmission Fluid - 2001 Ford F150

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