Sounds like he went to a single dealership, asked, they said "no", and he walked out. You will already know this but from a video I found (for a 2016 - is it different ?), it has a dipstick and a drain plug. Also, the owner's manual tells owners what ATF to use and how much. Can't imagine why they'd need to know if they don't need to do anything with it....Why won't they change it? We do it all the time. Its just 4 quarts of FZ. I stock tons of the stuff.
YesShould I find another shop that would at least drain the pan and fill it up with new fluid?
Scumbags reply- warranty does not apply to standard wear parts.What a totally ignorant dealership. There's no fluid on the face of this planet that lasts forever. I would've told them, "Ok, so when this tranny goes south, you'll be replacing it for free? Because you said it's "lifetime".
yeah I only unplugged the negative terminal on the battery and left it like that overnight. I should've probably removed both positive and negative, I dont have much knowledge in ECU resets. I watch a video of Scotty Kilmer on youtube and said you have to touch the negative and positive cables together to drain all power left in the system, is this true?If it’s the 6F35 which the 2.5s use, there is a drain plug on the bottom of the case, and the filter is non-serviceable. IF you have a dipstick, you can easily do the service yourself. Jack it up, pull the drain plug, measure the fluid removed, and replace it. Then verify on dipstick. Then, disconnect both battery terminals (or use the trans logic reset mode on ForScan if you have it) for 15-20 mins to reset the PCM. It’s the shift logic you want to relearn. New fluid only partially improved my shifting, but the fluid plus the PCM made a 90k mile trans shift like brand new.
If you don’t have a dipstick it’s harder because there’s a tiny little stub and it’s a PITA for the average person. Maybe try taking it to a Ford dealer since they essentially use the same stuff?
Ask them which "lifetime" they are talking about... they will tell you the "lifetime" of the transmission!What a totally ignorant dealership. There's no fluid on the face of this planet that lasts forever. I would've told them, "Ok, so when this tranny goes south, you'll be replacing it for free? Because you said it's "lifetime".