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You have a 3F-E engine, an A440F transmission, and an HF2A transfer case.Thanks for replying. What is A440F? Someone on the Facebook group said the transmission dipstick is different on the 4.5 than the 4.0 but then all replies stopped. I don’t know much about the acronyms of these vehicles but I do know I have the earlier and slower variant with the 4.0L
To change the fluid and filter. I’m the new owner for a week now. It was last changed in 2017 according to prior owner and I’m unsure if the pan was dropped then, but at least the fluid was. Draining the fluid yesterday it doesn’t look bad. I just need to finish the job and somehow disconnect the pan from this dipstick tube.Why are you dropping the transmission pan?
After this I hope I can get to the transfer case issue and remove the center diff actuator. It’s stuck in center diff lock.To change the fluid and filter. I’m the new owner for a week now. It was last changed in 2017 according to prior owner and I’m unsure if the pan was dropped then, but at least the fluid was. Draining the fluid yesterday it doesn’t look bad. I just need to finish the job and somehow disconnect the pan from this dipstick tube.
Thank you! I will try to solve the rest of this job today. Did you access this bracket and bolts from the top of the engine bay or underneath? Does it actually require whole body on top of engine bay and reaching down in order to get to it?I just dropped my 94 A442F transmission pan to cleanse, re-seal and replace solenoids. For $50 I replaced the mesh filter screen but the old one was clean so not necessary. The dipstick / fill tube is a PITA but once unbolted from the brackets comes apart in 2 pieces about a foot up from the pan. There's a $0.50 o-ring in there where the two sections go together that can be replaced too.
It absolutely worked. The top part of tube remained and I removed the single 12mm bolt on the bracket allowing the bottom part of the dipstick tube to separate from the top. The bottom part of this tube remained on the transmission oil pan as I dropped it down. I had to use an interior trim fitting removal tool to pry off the tube at the joining spot bec it was really stuck in there.Just remove the bolt that secure the dip stick up top and then you can drop the pan with the tube attached to it.