Ford Explorer: Automatic Transmission - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60 / Removal and Installation - Transmission - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS)

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Powertrain / Automatic Transmission / Automatic Transmission - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60 / Removal and Installation - Transmission - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS)

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

307-346 (T97T-7902-A)
Retainer, Torque Converter
TKIT-1998-LM (NavigatoR)
TKIT-1997-F/FLM/LT
Magnetic Socket
Transmission Jack
Vehicle/Axle Stands
Wooden Block

Materials

Name Specification
Motorcraft® Multi-Purpose Grease Spray
XL-5-A
ESB-M1C93-B
 
Motorcraft® MERCON® ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid
XT-12-QULV
WSS-M2C949-A,
MERCON® ULV
 

Removal

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
    Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the HO2S from the catalytic converter.
    Refer to: Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) (303-14A Electronic Engine Controls - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), Removal and Installation).
    1. Remove pin-type retainer.
    1. Remove the bolts and the underbody shield.
  1. Remove the bolts.
    • Remove the retainers.
    • Remove the push pins and the engine rear shield.
  1. Remove the retainers and the heatshield.
  1. NOTE: If transmission disassembly or installation of a new transmission is necessary, drain the transmission fluid.

    NOTE: Note the location of the bolts and studbolts for assembly.

    Remove the bolts, studbolts and the transmission fluid pan.
  1. NOTE: It is not necessary to torque transmission fluid pan bolts at this time.

    Install the transmission fluid pan and the bolts.
  1. NOTE: If equipped.

    Remove the bolt.
  1. Remove the bolt, nuts and position aside the transmission fluid cooler.

  1. Position aside the park manual release cable.
    1. Disconnect the rod from the manual control lever.
    1. Remove and discard the bolts and position aside the cable assembly.
  1. Support the front of the engine with a jack stand and block of wood.
    Use the General Equipment: Vehicle/Axle Stands
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block
  1. NOTICE: Secure the transmission to the transmission jack with a safety strap.

    Using a high-lift transmission jack and wooden blocks, support the transmission.
    Use the General Equipment: Transmission Jack
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block

Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles

  1. Remove the front driveshaft assembly.
    Refer to: Front Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).

Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles

  1. NOTE: Take extra care not to damage the component.


    Position and support the driveshaft aside.
    1. Mark the driveshaft flex coupling to the transmission flange.
    1. Remove and discard the driveshaft flex coupling to transmission flange bolts.
    1. Separate the flex coupling from the transfercase / transmission flange.
  1. Remove the transmission support insulator.
    Refer to: Transmission Support Insulator (307-01A Automatic Transmission - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60, Removal and Installation).

All vehicles

  1. Remove the catalytic converter.
    Refer to: Catalytic Converter (309-00A Exhaust System - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTICE: Do not pull on the wire harness to disconnect/connect the connector or damage to the connector/wire harness will occur.

    1. Slide the safety lock out.
    1. Press the connector tab in.
    1. Rotate the locking arm up and disconnect the transmission electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the wiring harness connector, wiring harness retainer and position aside the harness.
  1. Disconnect the wiring harness retainers and position aside the harness.
  1. Position aside the wiring harness.
  1. Remove the starter studbolts and position aside the starter motor.
  1. Remove the starter motor insulator.
  1. NOTE: Only rotate the crankshaft in a clockwise direction.

    NOTE: Index mark one stud and the flexplate for assembly reference.

    Remove and discard the torque converter nuts.
  1. Disconnect the transmission vent tube.
  1. Remove the LH bellhousing bolt and studbolts.
  1. Remove the upper bellhousing studbolts.
  1. Remove the RH bellhousing bolts.
    1. NOTE: To view a video version of this step, click here.

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      Loosen the lower bellhousing bolt and studbolt far enough to be used as guide pins.
    1. Loosen the upper bell housing bolt and move the transmission rearward. While moving the transmission rearward, continue to loosen the upper bellhousing bolt until the bolt is removed from the bellhousing.
    • Remove the lower bellhousing bolt and studbolt.
  1. Slide the transmission back enough to install the special tool and remove the transmission from the vehicle.
    Use Special Service Tool: 307-346 (T97T-7902-A)  Retainer, Torque Converter.

Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles

  1. NOTE: If installing a new or re-manufactured transmission, remove the transmission support bracket.

    If necessary, remove the bolts and the transmission support bracket.

All vehicles

  1. NOTICE: Failure to clean the transmission fluid cooler tubes can result in transmission failure.

    If the transmission is to be overhauled or if installing a new or re-manufactured transmission, carry out the transmission fluid cooler backflushing and cleaning procedure.
    Refer to: Transmission Fluid Cooler - Backflushing and Cleaning (307-02A Transmission Cooling - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60, General Procedures).

Installation

NOTE: Prior to installing a new transmission or an overhauled transmission with a new main control, record the solenoid strategy identification tag. If a new main control was installed, install the replacement solenoid body tag over the original identification tag.

  1. NOTICE: Prior to installation of the transmission, lubricate the torque converter pilot hub or damage to the torque converter or the engine crankshaft can occur.

    Lubricate the torque converter pilot hub with multi-purpose grease.
    Material: Motorcraft® Multi-Purpose Grease Spray / XL-5-A (ESB-M1C93-B)
  1. NOTICE: If the transmission is not positioned on the dowel pins, damage to the transmission may occur.

    If the dowel pins were pulled out of the engine block during removal, install new dowel pins in the engine block.
  1. Install the special tool.
    Use Special Service Tool: 307-346 (T97T-7902-A)  Retainer, Torque Converter.
  1. NOTE: If transmission is being replaced, remove the transmission fluid fill plug and verify that the transmission is filled with transmission fluid.

    NOTE: If transmission was disassembled, add transmission fluid to the transmission.

    NOTE: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) shown, Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) similar.

    1. Remove the transmission fluid fill plug transmission fluid level indicator assembly.
    1. Verify transmission is filled with transmission fluid.
    1. Slightly tilt the transmission rearward.
    1. If the transmission was disassembled, add 11.9 L (12.6 qt) of transmission fluid to the transmission through the transmission fluid fill hole.
      Material: Motorcraft® MERCON® ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid / XT-12-QULV (WSS-M2C949-A, ) (MERCON® ULV)
    • Loosely install the transmission fluid fill plug when finished.

Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles

  1. If removed, install the transmission support bracket and the bolts.
    Torque: 46 lb.ft (63 Nm)

All vehicles

  1. NOTICE: Secure the transmission to the transmission jack with a safety strap.

    Using a high-lift transmission jack and wooden blocks, position the transmission in the vehicle.
    Use the General Equipment: Transmission Jack
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block
  1. Remove the special tool.
    Use Special Service Tool: 307-346 (T97T-7902-A)  Retainer, Torque Converter.
  1. Align the index-mark made during removal.
  1. NOTE: To view a video version of this step, click here.

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    NOTE: Make sure the torque converter is fully seated in the transmission before aligning the transmission to the engine.

    1. Install the lower bellhousing bolt and studbolt far enough to be used as guide pins.
    1. Install the upper bell housing bolt and tighten until the transmission bellhousing contacts the engine.
    • Tighten the bellhousing bolts and the studbolt.
      Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. Install the RH bellhousing bolts.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. Install the upper bellhousing studbolts.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. Install the LH bellhousing bolt and studbolts.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. NOTE: Only rotate the crankshaft in a clockwise direction.

    NOTE: Use a magnetic socket to hand start the torque converter nuts.

    Install the new torque converter nuts.
    Use the General Equipment: Magnetic Socket
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. Install the starter motor insulator.
  1. Position back the starter motor and install the studbolts.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. Position back the wiring harness.
  1. Connect the transmission vent tube.
  1. Position back the harness and attach the wiring harness retainers.
  1. Position back the wiring harness, connect the wiring harness connector and wiring harness retainer.

  1. Connect the transmission electrical connector.
    1. Rotate the locking arm down and connect the transmission electrical connector.
    1. Slide the safety lock in.
  1. Install the catalytic converter.
    Refer to: Catalytic Converter (309-00A Exhaust System - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), Removal and Installation).

Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles

  1. Install the transmission support insulator.
    Refer to: Transmission Support Insulator (307-01A Automatic Transmission - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTICE: Do not over articulate the driveshaft or damage may occur.

    NOTE: Do not force the flex coupling bushing on the transfer case output shaft or damage will occur.

    • Align the index-mark on driveshaft flex coupling to the transfer case flange.
    • Install the new driveshaft flex coupling to transfer case flange bolts.
      Torque: 81 lb.ft (110 Nm)

Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles

  1. Install the front driveshaft assembly.
    Refer to: Front Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).

All vehicles

  1. Remove the jack stand and block of wood.
  1. Position back the transmission park manual release cable, install the new bolts and connect the rod to the manual control lever.
    Torque: 18 lb.ft (25 Nm)
  1. Inspect the transmission fluid cooler O-ring seals and install new O-ring seals if necessary. Lubricate the O-ring seals.
    Material: Motorcraft® MERCON® ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid / XT-12-QULV (WSS-M2C949-A, ) (MERCON® ULV)
  1. NOTICE: Make sure the oil cooler is completely installed against the transmission before tightening, or damage to the cooler could result.

    Install the transmission fluid cooler and loosely install the bolt and the nuts by hand.
  1. NOTICE: Make sure the oil cooler is completely installed against the transmission before tightening, or damage to the cooler could result.

    Tighten the bolt and nuts in the sequence shown.
    Torque: 18 lb.ft (25 Nm)
  1. NOTE: If equipped.

    Install the bolt.
    Torque: 18 lb.ft (25 Nm)
  1. Install the heatshield and the retainers.
    Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
  1. Install the engine rear shield, push pins and the retainers.
  1. Install the bolts.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
    1. Install the underbody shield and the bolts.
      Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
    1. Install pin-type retainer.
  1. Install the HO2S into the catalytic converter.
    Refer to: Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) (303-14A Electronic Engine Controls - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), Removal and Installation).
  1. Connect the battery ground.
    Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. After completing the repairs, perform the Misfire Monitor Neutral Profile Correction procedure using a diagnostic scan tool.
  1. If a new transmission or a new main control was installed, the solenoid body strategy must be updated.
    Refer to: Transmission Strategy Download (307-01A Automatic Transmission - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60, General Procedures).
  1. If the transmission was overhauled, the adaptive drive cycle must be updated.
    Refer to: Adaptive Learning Drive Cycle (307-01A Automatic Transmission - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60, General Procedures).
  1. While driving the vehicle, use the scan tool to verify that the TFT has reached a temperature of 96°-101°C (206°-215°F). This will circulate the transmission fluid through the torque converter and the transmission fluid cooling system, eliminating any trapped air in the transmission fluid cooling system.
  1. Check the transmission fluid level
    Refer to: Transmission Fluid Level Check (307-01A Automatic Transmission - 10-Speed Automatic Transmission – 10R60, General Procedures).

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