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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#28 of 265 Ford five hundred AWD CVT Transmission
Jan 18, 2007 (10:14 pm)
Went to dealer to have transmission flushed 30000 miles maintance. Dealer said cost is three hundred Fluid for the cvt is expensive.Has anyone else priced the flush.
#29 of 265 Re: Ford five hundred AWD CVT Transmission [jog4]
Jan 19, 2007 (7:13 am)
Does this transmission have a fluid pan on the bottom of the transmission case, like the older transmissions?--- If so, I would rather "drop the pan" to remove the trans fluid, rather than having the transmission flushed! From what I have been reading, (transmission flushing equipment and the process), can damage a trans.. Only used the manufacturer's fluid in any transmission. Do not use aftermarket fluid! Best regards. ----Dwayne
#30 of 265 CVT maintenance interval is 60k
Jan 19, 2007 (7:38 am)
You were "upsold" the maintenance interval on the CVT is 60,000 miles. Also its just a change, flush is not specified. (the high presure filter has to be changed also)
You can customize a scheduled maintainence for your specific Ford, based on your driving habits, by visiting www.fleet.ford.com Use the maintenance tab.
#31 of 265 Re: CVT maintenance interval is 60k [mschmal]
Jan 19, 2007 (5:12 pm)
You were "upsold" the maintenance interval on the CVT is 60,000 miles
I will probably change mine at 30k, also. 60k just seems WAY too long between changes. Maybe if it was all driven in only 2 or 3 years.
#32 of 265 Re: CVT maintenance interval is 60k [mschmal]
Jan 19, 2007 (10:12 pm)
Thanks for the web site very informative.I did not have trans flushed I thought it to expensive but I did have pan dropped filter change and 5 or 6 quarts added.
#33 of 265 CABIN Filter
Jan 19, 2007 (10:20 pm)
The manual states replace cabin filter if equipped. Does 2005 five hundred have one and if so where?
#34 of 265 Cabin air filter.
Jan 22, 2007 (7:47 am)
As far as I was able to discover, the Cabin Air Filter was removed before production...thank you MR BEAN counter.
#35 of 265 CVT maintenance experience ?
Feb 06, 2007 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2005 Freestyle which is same platform as this forum. I have been studying the CVT maintanence and trying to decide a stategy.
Went to the Dealer today and asked about the CVT. Service manager said "we'll flush it". This is WRONG and not even possible from what I read.
Then he said "call Joe" since he has done one. "Joe" said three hours = $270 + parts. This is not far from the AllData pro database which was about 2.6 hrs +.2 for pan filter. I was told the "case filter" is up against the "firewall". Yes, there is a pan filter inside pan and a high pressure, case filter located on the driver side of tranny. MyFord specifies the case filter be changed with fluid (as does AllData). I have not inspected case filter access.
The CVT has a torque convertor like standard automatic. It's between the tansmission and the engine as usual. From the diagrams I've seen, the torque convertor is not accessable from the pan. This means there is no access to a drain plug. Perhaps the CVT must be removed to access it. Only 5 of 10 qt will come out.
My current thought is to do a "fluid only" change at 30K if dealer will do it. Then case filter and fluid at 60K. I would do the pan filter at that time if the case filter indicated any need. After warranty I'll do this myself but level setting is still tricky (I've posted the procedures on Frestyle/500 forums.)
Please post any CVT fluid service experience/costs that you have for all of us.
#36 of 265 Aux Input on 2006 SE?
Feb 07, 2007 (11:59 am)
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred SE. The radio that comes with it has an Aux button, but of course nothing is connected to it.
Does anyone know if there is an actual Aux input in the back of the radio that I could use? I hate to take it all apart only to find that there is no inputs.
Also, if there is an Aux input in the back of the radio, does anyone have any suggestions for the proper way to remove the radio? I can figure it out, but it would be nice to see a guide if someone has already done one.
Thanks for your time.