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Ford Focus Service Manual: Torque Converter Contamination Inspection

Ford Focus Service Manual / Powertrain / Transmission/Transaxle / Automatic / Torque Converter / Torque Converter Contamination Inspection

Material
Item Specification
Motorcraft® MERCON® LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC (US); CXT-10-LV12 (Canada) MERCON® LV
  1. A new or remanufactured torque converter must be installed if one or more of the following statements is true:
    • A torque converter malfunction has been determined based on complete diagnostic procedures.
    • The torque converter stud or studs, impeller hub or bushing are damaged.
    • The torque converter exhibits external discoloration (due to overheating).
    • There is evidence of transmission assembly or fluid contamination due to the following transmission or converter failure modes.
      • Major metallic failure
      • Multiple clutch plates or band failures
      • Sufficient component wear which results in metallic contamination
      • Water or antifreeze contamination
  1. If none of the above conditions are present, continue with the following fluid inspection.
  1. Pour a small amount of transmission fluid from the torque converter onto an absorbent white tissue or through a paper filter.
  1. Examine the fluid for contaminants, color and smell. The fluid must be free of contaminants, red in color and not have a burnt smell.
  1. NOTICE: Do not use water-based cleaners or mineral spirits to clean or flush the torque converter or transmission damage will occur.

    If the fluid passed inspection:

    • drain the remaining fluid from the torque converter.
    • using only the recommended transmission fluid, add 1.9L (2 qt) of clean fluid into the converter and agitate by hand.
    • thoroughly drain the fluid.
Torque Converter
Torque Converter and Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch Item Description 1 Converter housing and impeller 2 Turbine 3 Stat ...

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