Fix Transmission Fluid Leaks Ford Flex (2009-2019)

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Set Up Paper - Position paper and mark wheels

3. Assess Leak - How to see if transmission fluid is leaking

4. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

5. Remove Dipstick - Access point for transmission fluid

6. Check Level - Determine transmission fluid level

7. Fix Minor Leaks - Easy way to tackle minor transmission fluid leaks

8. Replace Dipstick - Put the dipstick / cap back in place

9. More Info. - Additional information on minor leaks

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Video Description

The video above shows how to fix minor transmission fluid leaks in a 2009 Ford Flex. Your Flex should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the fluid level on the dipstick will not be accurate. If your Flex hesitates when shifting gears or seems sluggish shifting from one gear to the next (1st to 2nd gear, 2nd to 3rd gear, 3rd to 4th gear, etc.) check your transmission fluid level first. Unscrupulous mechanics will often suggest a more expensive repair, such as a rebuild, when adding some transmission fluid will fix your Flex. If, after adding transmission fluid, you notice that your fluid level is low again, follow the steps highlighted in the video above to fix the transmission fluid leaks in your Flex.

In Ford's quest for more performance and better fuel economy, Ford has been coming out with innovative transmissions on a regular basis. Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your Flex's owner's manual. Many vehicles with manual transmissions do not have a dipstick and their fluid level should be checked by an automotive technician as the car will likely need to be hoisted on a lift.

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Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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