Ford Focus Transmission Fluid Capacity

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Approximate dry fill capacity including transmission fluid cooling system, actual refill capacities will vary based on vehicle application and transmission fluid cooling system (i.e. coolers size, cooling lines. auxiliary cooler capacities).

The amount of transmission fluid and fluid level should be set by the indication on the dipstick’s normal operating range.


1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Ford Focus transmission fluid capacity

Transmission Fluid Capacity Fluid Type
IB5 5-speed manual transmission 4.9 pints (2.3 liters) SL030
MTX75 5-speed manual transmission 4 pints (1.9 liters) SL199
4F27E 4-speed automatic transmission Total Fill 7 quarts (6.6 liters) MLV


2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Ford Focus transmission fluid capacity

Transmission Capacity
4-speed 4F27E Automatic 6.9 quarts (6.6L) Motorcraft MERCON LV ATF
5-speed Manual 2.0 quarts (1.9L or 4 pints)
The level must be no higher than 3/8 inch (5mm) below the fill hole.

Refer to your scheduled maintenance information for scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage.

Automatic transmission fluid expands when warmed. To obtain an accurate fluid check, drive the vehicle until it is warmed up (approximately 20 miles [30 km]). If your vehicle has been operated for an extended period at high speeds, in city traffic during hot weather, or pulling a trailer, the vehicle should be turned off for about 30 minutes to allow fluid to cool before checking.


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Transmission Fluid Capacity Fluid Type
1.0 Ecoboost Automatic 1.9 qt (1.8 L) SL026
1.0 Ecoboost Manual 1.8 qt (1.67 L) SL026
2.0 Automatic 1.9 qt (1.8 L) MLV
2.0 Manual 1.9 qt (1.8 L) SL026

Contact an authorized dealer for fluid level checking and filling. Approximate dry fill capacity. The actual amount may vary during fluid changes.

Automatic transmissions that require MERCON LV transmission fluid should only use MERCON LV transmission fluid. The use of any other fluid may cause transmission damage.


2018 2019 2020 2021 Ford Focus transmission fluid capacity

Transmission Fluid Capacity Fluid Type
MTX75 5-speed Manual Transmission 0.4 gal (1.67 L) 3.6 pints SL026
MMT6 6-speed Manual Transmission 4 pints (1.9 liters) SL026
6F15 6-speed Automatic Transmission Total Fill 9.1 quarts (8.6 liters) MLV
DPS6 6-speed Automatic Transmission (2.0l engine) Total Fill 1.8 quarts (1.7 liters) SL026

We recommend that you use Motorcraft oil and fluids for your vehicle. Only use a fluid that meets Ford’s specifications. Using other fluids could result in damage not covered by the vehicle Warranty.

Ford Focus is one of the bestsellers of the American manufacturer. It gained its popularity due to the fact that the latest generations have become global models and were available in most markets. They are not aimed at any specific audience and were suitable for a large part of buyers.

On April 10, 2018, a completely new fourth generation debuted at a special European event. It is much more focused on the countries of the old world, received a line of compact subcompact units, an interior made in accordance with all the canons of fashion and a completely new design. In the guise of the fourth generation, you can only catch the echoes of the past generation. It has a more massive hexagonal radiator grille with a large plastic mesh.

The headlights have also become noticeably larger and are positioned slightly higher. The front bumper itself is also more aggressive, thanks to larger air intakes and a low aerodynamic lip. The silhouette of the car is distinguished by more embossed lines thanks to embossing on the fenders and doors.

Thomas Buck

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2 thoughts on “Ford Focus Transmission Fluid Capacity

  1. Don Bosco says:

    What causes my ford focus 2013 transmission to overheat. When am driving it tells me transmission overheat stop for 5 minutes. Also i can hear some sound in the transmission like a crunchy sound even if i open the door the crunchy noise starts again. And if that noise does not stop the car will not start so please what is the cause of that my mechanic told me it my TCM

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      Reasons for overheating include low fluid levels, leaks, burned, old or dirty fluid, or problems with the solenoid.

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