You need to make sure that coolant is flowing through the core. The owner's manual says 6 quarts. You need to take it out either way. You should replace your fuel filter when you change your oil. Most Fords have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. .
Not good, but no harm done. Modulars also do not gain power by draining a quart like the Windsors do either. Check the following components for part number orientation. By this time, the engine and transmission should be warmed up, so check the transmission fluid dip stick to see if you are in the hash marks. If you have a pool of coolant on the floor, you'll have to go after the core. If it's too high, contact a professional.
Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your F-150. Allow the excess tubing to hang down to the ground and cut the tubing where it meets the ground. Note that most Ford have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1999 Ford F-150. Right in front of the fender. Motorcraft is the brand of oil sold by Ford Motor Company. The HeaterTreater alternative will solve the problem at a fraction of the cost and work and is well within the capability of the average shade tree mechanic.
If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your F-150. If you are not familiar with the way this transmission is designed in the F150, refer to the diagram below. Immediately, look below the truck at the bucket and wait for the transmission fluid to begin flowing. If you notice that the oil level in your F-150 is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. Amsoil recommended 0W-20 motor oil for maximum performance, or 5W-20 for general performance.
If the system seems to work intermittently, it's a good indication that the door is broken and rattling around randomly blocking or opening the passage to the core. The pan isn't near as deep as an older design. The pan is plenty deep. The filter needed to be changed every 25,000 miles. You have now emptied the bulk of the transmission fluid in the pan. It could be in the very front driver side corner of the truck …. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your F-150 and that the filter is being changed too.
If there are no leaks, wipe up any transmission fluid that has leaked to the ground. You may wait 10-20 seconds for the fluid to fully travel through the lines and exit out. If your truck has a tow package of auxillary transmission cooler, this will change the fluid quantities I specify below for a stock system. Start the truck and let it idle in park for a few minutes. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 1999 Ford F-150.
Install the A crankshaft sensor ring on the B crankshaft. There are two places if it is a v-8 a. Checking the oil in a F-150 is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Some dip sticks not specifically for the 4R70W in a F150 have a cold-fill mark, but mine did not. The holes in the gasket will line up with the pan only one way. If the oil in your F-150 is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your F-150. The internal neck of the filter will slide into the opening on the underside of the transmission. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator. Take it easy and slowly work the truck back and forward. The transmission fluid will fill the bucket quickly, so keep an active eye on when you begin seeing bubbles in the vinyl line, as this indicates that the bulk of the transmission fluid has been sucked out of the transmission pan.