Maintenance

Ford 5R 55N/S/W Fill Procedure

Jasper Engines & Transmissions

July 6, 2011 - Products

The 5R55N/S/W is intended to hold 12 quarts of transmission fluid. Inside the pan is a tube which determines the level of fluid

Jasper Engines & Transmissions incorporates a procedure to fill the Ford 5R55N/S/W transmissions with the correct level of fluid. 

Though the 5R55N, S and W are all similar in design, they each differ in specific areas based on the needs of the transmission's intended application. However, a common feature is the lack of a dipstick to check fluid levels. "Some common complaints from customers on these transmissions are generally caused by low fluid levels," says Craig Leuck, JASPER Transmission Division Manager. "These complaints include gear slippage, 'neutraling' when fluid settles to one side of the pan while the vehicle is in a curve - losing forward motion, or general transmission failure." 

The 5R55N/S/W is intended to hold 12 quarts of transmission fluid. Inside the pan is a tube which determines the level of fluid (see image). As the pan is filled, the fluid level will reach the top of the tube, then drip down the tube and out of the pan. "This is the visual indication that the pan is full," adds Leuck. "But at this point, the pan only holds approximately eight quarts."

"The next step for the technician is to drive the vehicle until transmission fluid temperature reaches 180 degrees," says Leuck. "This opens up the transmission cooling system; lowering the fluid level in the pan. The technician can then add the remaining four quarts to the transmission."

JASPER attaches a bright orange sticker on the pan of each 5R55N/S/W. This will remind technicians the transmission holds 12 quarts of fluid. Also provided with the transmission is a Technical Bulletin explaining the procedure to properly fill the transmission. 

For more information on the remanufactured products of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, please call 800-827-7455, or log onto www.jasperengines.com.

Go directly to this company's home page


See more products & equipment

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

The name given in the UK to a lease financing arrangement where the vehicle appears on the lessee's balance sheet and where the lessee has the option to purchase the leased asset at the end of the lease term for a nominal amount.

Read more