Ford Mondeo Gearbox
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The Different types of Gearboxes for the Ford Mondeo Gearbox
A new automatic transmission was added to the range called the Durashift. This unit has five gears and may be shifted manually or shifted like an automatic. Durashift is the brand name of a range of Ford automatic and recently manual transmissions. Durashift EST (Electronic Shift Transmission) features electronic control with manual selection of gears, available in 4, 5 or 6 gear configurations. The Durashift EST automatic transmission had different modes, such as: Economy, Winter and Tow-Haul mode.
The current Ford Mondeo features Durashift in a 2.3L, 6-speed automatic Powertrain. In addition to the Mondeo, the Fusion features Durashift EST in a 1.4L, 5-speed automatic Powertrain. Durashift CVT version is for smaller cars.
Method for cleaning a Mondeo gearbox
There are a few words in the language of auto repair that make car owners want to crawl back into bed, and “gearbox” is at the top of the list. There’s something about that mysterious box underneath your car that incites fear. Unfortunately, most repair shops know this, and will take advantage of the situation by reaching deep into your pocket.
Your gearbox is a remarkable contraption. Somehow it can shift your car from gear to gear, knowing how fast you need to go and how quickly you need to get there. What goes on inside is a mystery to most. Unless your thirst for automotive knowledge borders on compulsive, you can leave it a mystery.
Gearbox problems fall into two very similar categories:
Won’t go smoothly
Most (model) gearbox problems can’t be fixed by the average do-it-yourself. There are just too many specialized tools and pieces of equipment you’ll need, and buying this expensive gear just to screw up your first three tries at fixing the thing just doesn’t make too much sense. When your (model) gearbox gets tired, you’ll have to buy another and we can supply that need.
First, check the gearbox fluid level and condition with the engine idling, gearbox in “Park” (some cars may have different procedure, refer to owner’s manual) remove the automatic gearbox dipstick and wipe it out with the clean cloth. Then insert it back and pull out again. Check the fluid level, low level may indicate a gearbox leak. Look at the fluid very closely. It helps to drip the fluid on a white paper to be able to see fluid condition. The fluid on the paper should be clean and transparent, without any metal filings or black flakes. New fluid usually comes red. Over the time and with much use, it becomes more brownish, but it shouldn’t be black. Look at the image on the left. Try to smell the fluid. It should not have a burnt smell. All this may seem to be difficult for you, but when you check few similar cars, you’ll be able to see the difference. If you discover that gearbox fluid is too dirty or black, or smells burnt, avoid buying such a car. Keep in mind, however, that some modern cars simply don’t have the gearbox dipstick and require special procedure performed in a garage to check the fluid level. In this case, the only way to check it is a test drive.
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A method of cleaning the gearbox system of a vehicle includes the steps of starting an engine of the vehicle and bringing it to normal operating temperature. A predetermined amount of a gearbox cleaner is charged into the gearbox and the vehicle is driven for a predetermined distance. The gears are changed at preselected times while driving so that all gears of the gearbox are used equally. The engine is then shut down and gearbox fluid is purged from the gearbox fluid pan by submerging a trailing end of a first hose into the gearbox fluid. A leading end of the first hose is connected into fluid communication with an inlet of a remote charging tank and an outlet of the remote charging tank is connected through a switch to a source of negative pressure. The switch is set to cause the gearbox fluid to flow into a gearbox fluid waste tank disposed between the outlet and the source of negative pressure. The trailing end of the first hose is then removed from the gearbox fluid pan and a gearbox cooling line is disconnected from a preselected port of the radiator. The trailing end of the first hose is placed into fluid communication with the gearbox cooling line at the preselected port while maintaining the leading end of the first hose in fluid communication with the inlet of the remote charging tank. Gearbox fluid is vacuumed from the gearbox cooling line and the gearbox cooling line is reattached so that all gearbox fluid is removed from the gearbox cooling lines and most of the gearbox fluid is removed from the torque converter.
Automatic gearbox fluid oil for Mondeo
To operate the automatic gearbox, a car will need Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF). This stops corrosive damage, provides essential lubrication and is mostly made up of refined petroleum that has gone through a process that results in properties that assist a smoother gearbox and increase the life of the system – although the ATF system will need to be kept in tip-top condition with regular services as the car gets older.
It’s fair to say though, hardly anyone ever makes the effort to change the gearbox fluid – in fact many drivers wouldn’t even know where to start looking because it’s usually quite well hidden away.
You’ll know that you need to pay attention to the automatic gearbox fluid, if you find that the gear changes aren’t happening as smoothly as you might expect. Ideally, you should really aim to check the ATF once a month anyway so that you can spot any potential issues before they become a real and expensive problem to fix.
To check the ATF on your car you should take the following steps:
First of all, make sure that you find out which type of ATF fluid you should be using. This information should be in your owner’s manual – if not contact the manufacturer who should be able to tell you.
Park your car so that it is level on the ground (slanting in either direction could will alter your fluid readings) and leave the gears in either Park or Neutral. This is one of the few procedures that might require an idling engine but it does depend on the car so you need to check your owner’s manual first and find out. If it does require the engine to be running, start the car up and wait for it to warm.
Locate the ATF dipstick – it is often a lot shorter than the dipstick for the engine oil but should look virtually the same. In some cases it will have a label on it, so your job will be made much easier!
Take the dipstick out.
Wipe the dipstick down with a cloth or rag, put it back into the hole it came from, make sure it goes all the way back down to the bottom and pull it out again.
The colour and smell of ATF can also indicate problems. Wipe the fluid onto a white sheet of paper or kitchen towel. It will usually be red, and should be transparent and clean in appearance and free of black bits or flakes. It does become a more reddish-brown with age but should not be dark or black or smell of burning. If the fluid has any of these characteristics, seek professional advice.
Check the top of the dipstick and see if the fluid marking comes up to the ‘full’ line. Also check that you are looking at the warm reading – there should be one for ‘warm’ and one for ‘cold’.
If the fluid does not come up to the ‘full’ line then you will need to add some. Remember that ATF shouldn’t be ‘used’ as such, so if it is low, it’s likely that there is a leak. You will need to get this checked out as soon as possible as if left, it can lead to expensive repairs on the gearbox system.
To add the fluid simply use a funnel to pour it into the system (usually the hole will be tiny). You should add it slowly and keep checking the dipstick until it reaches the ‘full’ point. Remember that if you add too much you’ll have a heck of time taking it out again!!
Make sure the dipstick is back in securely when you’ve finished.
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