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Flo-Dynamics® TS400™Series
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION to the TS400 SERIES ..................................... 2
I. SAFETY INFORMATION ......................................................... 3
- Section 1.01: Important Safety Notice....................................... 3
- Section 1.02: Important Safety Instructions............................... 5
II. SYSTEM FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS ........................... 9
- Section 2.01:
- Section 2.02:
- Section 2.03:
- Section 2.04:
- Section 2.05:
Features............................................................... 9
Dimensions & Technical Specifications............... 10
Machine Overview............................................... 11
Control Panel Overview....................................... 12
Special Functions................................................ 14
III. OPERATING PROCEDURES ...............................................15
- Section 3.01: Suggested Additional Tools................................. 15
- Section 3.02: Transmission Fluid Exchange.............................. 16
- Section 3.03: Power Steering Fluid Exchange (TS460)............. 18
IV. TROUBLESHOOTING & ADDITIONAL HELP ................... 18
- Section 4.01: Common Problems/Solutions.............................. 19
- Section 4.02: Customer Service Contact Information................ 19
V. APPENDIX A – HOSES & ADAPTERS ............................... 20
- Section 5.01: Adapter Hoses..................................................... 20
- Section 5.02: Adapters...............................................................23
VI. APPENDIX B – MAINTENANCE ........................................ 24
- Section 6.01: Maintenance Procedures..................................... 24
VII. APPENDIX C – REPLACEMENT PARTS ......................... 25
- Section 7.01: Replacement Part List........................................ 25
- Section 7.02: Replacement Part Illustrations............................. 27
- Section 7.03: Ordering Information............................................ 28
LIMITED WARRANTY ............................................................... 29
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Introduction
Flo-Dynamics® TS400™Series
INTRODUCTION
to the TS400 Series
Congratulations on the purchase of your Flo-Dynamics TS400 Series fluid exchanging machine!
Simply put, this machine is the cleanest, safest, easiest, fastest, most thorough, and most costefficient method of fluid exchange ever devised. Suddenly, regular automatic transmission and
power steering maintenance become a more realistic proposition. Transmission and power
steering fluid exchanging are cleaner and neater than ever!
Transmission Fluid Exchange:
To attain the highest level of protection for internal transmission components and increase the
transmission’s life span to the maximum, it is recommended that the transmission’s lubrication
system is serviced every 15,000 miles (or according to the vehicle owner’s manual). The FloDynamics TS400 exchanges virtually all of the used transmission fluid to new, without even
requiring the transmission pan to be dropped. There is no spillage, and no mess.
Power Steering Fluid Exchange (TS460):
Service neglect leads to power steering system complaints including poor handling, hard or
sluggish steering, and objectionable noise. Historically, power steering system fluid service has
been neglected, often due to the lack of a convenient method for providing such flush or fluid
exchange services. Previous methods for flushing the power steering system or replacing the
power steering fluid were time consuming and often inefficient or incomplete. Now, it’s easier than
ever to replace up to 95% of the old power steering fluid in less than 8 minutes, to ensure your
power steering system has a long, trouble-free life.
• The TS400 can be used practically anywhere – and with almost any vehicle.
• It is compact, mobile, and self-contained.
• It operates off the 12-volt battery of the vehicle being serviced.
• It does not require a pit, lift, or ramp.
• The TS400 hooks up directly to one of the vehicle’s transmission cooler lines for a
transmission fluid exchange.
• The ATF fluid exchange, from setup to finish, typically takes 15 minutes or less!
No wonder an ATF exchange is the most requested method of preventative automatic
transmission maintenance today. Now there’s the option of a power steering fluid exchange as
well… Both in one machine!
Please take time to read through this manual to familiarize yourself with the Flo-Dynamics
TS400 before performing your first ATF or PSX exchange.
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I. Safety Information
I. SAFETY INFORMATION
1.01 IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
For your safety, read this manual thoroughly before operating your TS400 unit.
Your TS400 unit is intended for use by properly trained, skilled professional automotive
technicians. The safety messages presented below and throughout this user’s manual are
reminders to the operator to exercise care when using this unit. Before using your TS400
unit, always refer to and follow the safety messages and applicable service procedures
provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle being serviced.
• Read All Safety Instructions
Read, understand and follow all safety messages and instructions in this manual. Safety
messages in this section of the manual contain a signal word with a three-part message
and, in some instances, an icon.
• Signal Words
The signal word indicates the level of the hazard in a situation:
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury to the operator or to bystanders.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury to the operator or to bystanders.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in moderate or minor injury to the operator or to bystanders.
IMPORTANT
Indicates a situation which, if not avoided, may result in damage
to the TS400 or the vehicle being serviced.
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• Safety Messages
Safety messages in this section contain three different type styles:
• Normal type states the hazard.
• Bold type states how to avoid the hazard.
• Italic type states the possible consequences of not avoiding the hazard.
• Safety Symbols
A safety symbol, when present, gives a graphical description of the potential
hazard, and how to avoid the hazard:
Risk of Fire
Read Instructions Before Use
Risk of Explosion
Mandatory Eye Protection
Risk of Entanglement
Mandatory Protective Gloves
Dangerous Fumes
Mandatory Protective Clothing
Do Not Pull to Move
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1.02 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read, understand and follow all safety messages and instructions in this manual. Safety
messages in this section of the manual contain a signal word with a three-part message
and, in some instances, an icon.
DANGER
Engine exhaust contains toxic gases.
• Vent vehicle’s exhaust away from work area.
• Do not breathe exhaust.
Exhaust gases will cause injury or death.
WARNING
Improper use and operation.
• Read, understand and follow all safety messages and operational procedures in this
manual before operating the TS400.
• This equipment should be operated only by qualified personnel.
• Use this equipment only as described in this manual.
Improper use and operation of this product can result in injury.
WARNING
Engine systems can malfunction expelling fuel, oil vapors, hot steam, hot toxic exhaust gases and
other debris.
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
Engine systems that fail can cause serious injury.
WARNING
Risk of expelling pressurized fluids.
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
• Verify that engine and machine are off before connecting or disconnecting cooler lines
and adapter hoses.
• Always unplug the machine from its power source when not in use.
• Keep the service hoses away from hot or moving engine parts. Hoses can split or burst
causing fluid to be expelled.
• Tighten all connections properly. Insufficient or excessive torque can result in fluid
leakage.
• Avoid contact with automatic transmission or power steering fluid.
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• Treatment methods are as follows:
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water.
Skin: Wash with soap and water.
Inhalation: Move to uncontaminated area.
Ingestion: If large amount, get medical attention.
If any irritation persists, get medical attention.
• Dispose of used fluid according to environmental laws and regulations.
Although automatic transmission and power steering fluid pose no significant health hazards,
some individuals may experience adverse reactions upon contact. Pressurized fluid can cause
serious injury.
WARNING
Risk of unexpected vehicle movement.
• Block drive wheels before starting vehicle’s engine to begin an exchange.
• Unless instructed otherwise, set parking brake and put gear selector in park.
• Do not leave a running vehicle unattended.
A moving vehicle can cause injury.
WARNING
Engine has moving parts. Risk of entanglement.
• Do not place tools on fenders or other places in engine compartment.
• Keep yourself, clothing, battery cables and service hoses clear of moving parts such as
fan blades, belts and pulleys.
Contact with moving parts can cause injury.
WARNING
Risk of fire or explosion.
• Do not operate the TS400 in the vicinity of open containers of flammable liquids such as
gasoline.
• Keep hoses and jumper cables away from heat sources and sharp edges.
• Do not operate equipment with damaged cords or hoses until they have been examined
by a qualified serviceman.
Fire or explosion can cause injury.
WARNING
Risk of fire or explosion. Gases produced by a battery are highly explosive.
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
• This machine is equipped to operate on 12-volt DC power only. A power source greater
than this can result in serious injury to the user as well as damage to the machine.
• Do not smoke, place metal tools on battery or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of battery.
• Clean battery terminals before hooking the machine’s battery clips to them. During
cleaning, keep airborne corrosion from eyes, nose and mouth.
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• Be sure both battery cables are tightly connected to the battery terminals as instructed
before proceeding with a fluid exchange.
• Never remove battery cables from the battery terminals while the machine is operating.
Only use the “STOP” button located on the control panel to stop an exchange.
Battery explosion can cause injury.
WARNING
Battery acid is a highly corrosive sulfuric acid.
• Wear safety goggles and protective gloves, user and bystander.
• Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby. If battery acid contacts skin, clothing, or
eyes, flush exposed area with soap and water for 10 minutes.
• While cleaning battery’s terminals, keep airborne corrosion from eyes, nose and mouth.
• Do not touch eyes while working near battery.
Battery acid can burn eyes and skin.
WARNING
Risk of burns.
• Wear gloves when working near hot engine components.
• Do not touch hot exhaust systems, manifolds, engines, radiators, etc.
• The automatic transmission fluid coming from the vehicle along with some of the
machine’s components that the fluid comes into direct contact with (i.e. external: hoses
and quick-disconnect fittings; internal: hoses and all fittings) may reach temperatures
uncomfortable to the touch. Exercise caution in avoiding contact with these items.
Hot components can cause injury or discomfort.
CAUTION
Ratchet mechanisms and tools may slip or break if dirty. Mismatched or partially worn parts can
cause ratchet or any tool to slip or break.
• Frequently inspect and clean any tools used, and lubricate all non-sealed ratchet
mechanisms with light oil.
• Do not replace worn parts individually. If adapter hose fittings become worn, see
“Appendix C – Replacement Parts” to order new hoses.
• The use of any other accessories not specified in this manual may create a hazard.
Tools that slip or break can cause injury.
CAUTION
Risk of injury.
• This equipment should be operated by qualified personnel only.
• Use this equipment only as described in this manual.
• Always unplug the machine from its power source when not in use.
• Loop the power cord loosely in its proper location when machine is not in use.
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I. Safety Information
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• Do not operate equipment with a damaged battery cables or hoses, or if the equipment
has been dropped or damaged, until it has been examined by a qualified service
representative.
• Care should be taken to arrange the battery cables and service hoses so that they will
not be tripped over or pulled.
• Never pull on the power cables or service hoses to transport the TS400. Damage may
occur to these components, or machine may tip over.
• Keep area of operation clear of unnecessary tools and equipment. Utilize recessed tool
storage areas on the top of the machine.
• Never leave the machine running unattended.
• The TS400 is not designed for any other purpose than the exchanging of automatic
transmission and power steering fluid.
Operation of your TS400 unit by anyone other than qualified personnel may result in injury.
IMPORTANT
Risk of equipment damage.
• Flushing high mileage cars that have not been previously serviced can cause operating
problems in the transmission.
• Connect battery cables to a 12-volt power source only (i.e. vehicle’s battery).
• Servicing, transporting, or storing this machine in an attitude other than the normal
operating position can result in fluid spillage and/or component damage.
• Use only the manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
• The TS400 is fully automatic. Refer to your control panel at all times.
• Never pull on the power cables or service hoses to transport the TS400. Damage may
occur to these components, or machine may tip over.
• Periodically clean the machine by wiping down with a clean, soft, dry cloth.
Improper operation of equipment may result in damage to machine or components.
SAVE AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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II. System Features & Specifications
II. SYSTEM FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
2.01 FEATURES
Mechanical Features
• Accurate sensor technology allows optimum fluid level to be maintained in
vehicle’s transmission.
• Two in-line 10-micron absolute fluid filters capture microscopic particles and
contaminants.
• Numbered quick-disconnect hoses with adapters save time in identifying the proper
hoses for the application
• Easy to use adapters allow quick hookup to virtually any automobile make and model,
saving time and money.
• Diverter valve reverses fluid flow without having to switch hoses.
• Clear service hoses give visual confirmation of new and used fluid movements.
• Ergonomically correct working height means greater productivity, less stress and strain.
• Durable roto-cast polyethylene body and tanks prevent vehicle damage. The unit is also
lightweight and durable, for easier handling and longer life.
• Large 5-inch locking caster wheels make machine easy to maneuver.
• Easy-access service panel provides hassle-free operations for greater efficiency.
Electronic Features
• Self-contained battery cables hook up to the vehicle’s 12-volt battery
• Automatic monitoring of fluid in new and used fluid tanks assures safe operation
• Accurate sensor technology (+/- 5%)
• Digital counter display with cumulative ATF options
• Indicating lamps are activated to show all machine operations and status functions
• Four capacity selections on machine to automatically pump specified quantity of ATF
into transmission (capacities: 4, 12, 16 or 20 quarts)
• Fluid measurements can be changed from quarts to liters
• Drain used fluid tank (no need to tip machine upside-down)
• Drain new fluid tank
• Add new fluid to transmission in 2/10 quart increments (approx. 1/8” on the dipstick)
• Remove fluid from transmission in 2/10 quart increments (approx. 1/8” on the dipstick)
• Cycle valves feature allows you to electronically clean out valves
• Totalizer check (indicates lifetime use)
• Interactive options menu:
- “Auto Prime” feature automatically primes the system
- Indicate new fluid volume
- Indicate used fluid capacity
Power Steering Fluid Exchange Unit (TS460)
• Remote pendant for ease of operation
• Compartment for new fluid bottle
• Drains directly to waste tank
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II. System Features & Specifications
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2.02 DIMENSIONS & TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS:
39 1/2" Tall
23" Wide
25 1/2" Deep
Service Hoses:
10’ outside of machine
Wheels:
5” locking casters (front)
5” casters (back)
Fluid Tanks:
40-Quart New Fluid Tank
40-Quart Used Fluid Tank
Weight:
TS420: 127 lbs
TS430: 128 lbs
TS460: 135 lbs
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Power:
12-Volt DC from vehicle battery
Fluid Sensors:
+/- 5% accurate sensors
Filters:
10-micron absolute fluid filters
Operating Temperature:
60º to 150ºF (15º to 65ºC)
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2.03 MACHINE OVERVIEW
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2.04 CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW
OPTION MENU
Option:
Function:
OP 1 – ADD 1 QUART
Quickly adds fluid; Used for filling the pan.
OP 2 – REMOVE 1 QUART
Quickly drains fluid; Used for draining the pan.
OP 3 – DRAIN NEW TANK
Allows operator to drain the fluid
from the new fluid tank.
OP 4 – DRAIN USED TANK
Allows operator to drain the fluid
from the used fluid tank.
OP 5 – NEW FLUID VOLUME
Indicates exactly how much fluid is in
the new fluid tank.
OP 6 – USED FLUID CAPACITY
Indicates remaining capacity of the
used fluid tank.
OP 7 – AUTO PRIME
Automatically purges any air out of the system.
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BUTTONS
Button:
Function:
SELECT / QUANTITY
Allows operator to choose one of four
different exchange volumes.
START / EXCHANGE
or OPTIONS
Starts an exchange at the amount selected.
Also activates options when selected in the
option menu.
POWER STEERING (TS460 only)
Switches machine to power steering mode.
OPTION MENU
Scrolls through options.
ADD ATF
Adds 2/10 qt. of new ATF to the vehicle.
(approx. 1/8” on the dipstick)
REMOVE ATF
Removes 2/10 qt. of ATF from the vehicle.
(approx. 1/8” on the dipstick)
CYCLE VALVES
Allows operator to manually cycle both valves.
STOP
Stops operations.
MACHINE OPERATION (LED lights)
Light:
Indication:
STOPPED
The machine is stopped.
HALTED
The machine has halted operation.
RUNNING
The machine is running.
COMPLETE
The exchange is complete.
SWITCH HOSES
The service hoses need to be reversed.
SHIFT TO NEUTRAL
The vehicle needs to be shifted to neutral.
MACHINE STATUS (LED lights)
Light:
Indication:
NEW ATF LOW
There is not enough fluid in the new fluid tank
to complete the quantity selected.
USED ATF FULL
The used fluid tank does not have enough
remaining capacity to complete the exchange.
ADD / REMOVE ATF
The operator is either adding or removing ATF.
NEW / USED ATF DRAIN
One of the tanks is being drained.
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2.05 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
DANGER
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
• Do not smoke, place metal tools on battery or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of battery.
• Clean battery terminals before hooking the machine’s battery clips to them.
• Avoid contact with automatic transmission or power steering fluid.
• Dispose of used fluid according to environmental laws and regulations.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
• TOTALIZER CHECK
Hold “STOP” button for approximately 5 seconds.
The control panel will first display a dash with up to a 3 digit number. This number indicates how
many times the totalizer has rolled over at 9999 quarts/liters. After a short delay, the total amount
of fluid used since last rollover will be displayed in quarts/liters.
• COMPLETELY DRAIN TANKS
By draining the tanks using Options 3 and 4, a small amount of fluid is left in the tanks. To empty
ALL the fluid, select either Option 3 or 4 by repeatedly pressing the “OPTIONS” button. Press and
hold the “START” button for 13 seconds, until tank begins to drain. The pump will continue to run
until the “STOP” button is pressed.
(After tanks are completely drained, the system must be primed again before another
exchange is performed.)
• SENSOR CHECK
This feature allows you to test the accuracy of the new and used fluid sensors.
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Press and hold the “OPTIONS” button for at least 6 seconds, until you hear an audible
beep.
Scroll through the options menu by repeatedly pressing the “OPTIONS” button, until “OP
8” shows on the display, followed by a number.
Reset this number to zero by pressing the “START” button.
Pour 1 quart of ATF fluid into the new fluid reservoir, and record the number that shows
up on the display.
Scroll through the options menu until “OP 9” shows on the display, followed by a number.
Reset this number to zero by pressing the “START” button. Remove the used fluid
screen located in the bottom of the recessed hose tray compartment.
Pour 1 quart of ATF fluid into the used fluid reservoir, and record the number that shows
up on the display.
If the difference between the new and used fluid sensor values is less than 3, the sensors
are within tolerance.
If the difference between the new and used fluid sensor values is greater than 3, repeat
steps 1 - 8.
If the difference between the values is still greater than 3, refer to Appendix C Replacement Parts to order a new board.
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III. OPERATING PROCEDURES
3.01 SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL TOOLS
CAUTION
• Frequently inspect and clean any tools used, and lubricate all non-sealed ratchet
mechanisms with light oil.
• The use of any other accessories not specified in this manual may create a hazard.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
Line Wrenches
3/8”
7/16”
1/2”
9/16”
5/8”
11/16”
3/4"
End Wrenches
3/8”
7/16”
1/2"
9/16”
5/8”
11/16”
3/4”
Hex Wrenches
1/8”
11/16”
Nut Drivers
(American)
3/16”
1/4”
5/16”
3/8”
7/16”
Nut Drivers
(Metric)
6 mm
8 mm
9 mm
10 mm
11 mm
12 mm
13 mm
14 mm
Filter Band Clamp
For replacing canister filters
Metric End or
Line Wrenches
10 mm
11 mm
12 mm
13 mm
14 mm
15 mm
16 mm
17 mm
18 mm
19 mm
20 mm
Screwdrivers
Phillips
Standard
1 long
1 long
1 short
1 short
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3.02 TRANSMISSION FLUID EXCHANGE
IMPORTANT
New transmission fluid MUST be 65°F or above for optimal performance.
FIRST TIME OPERATION (Priming the System)
(Only necessary when machine is received, before first operation.)
System must be primed before first use.
1. Fill new fluid tank with at least 3 quarts of transmission fluid.
2. Insert master connectors into service hoses (refer to Appendix A – Hoses & Adapters).
3. Connect and fasten two mating adapter hoses together (i.e. #72 & #73).
4. Select “AUTO PRIME” (Option 7) by repeatedly pressing the “OPTION MENU” button.
Press “START”. The system will automatically prime.
5. Disconnect adapter hoses, leaving master connectors attached to service hoses.
NOTE: If the system does not prime, refer to Section 4.01- Common Problems/Solutions for
troubleshooting.
BASIC HOOKUP
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Position the machine in front of vehicle to be serviced.
Refer to Section 5.01- Adapter Hoses to identify the specific adapter hoses required for
each particular vehicle.
Locate and disconnect the most easily accessible hose or fitting at the radiator end of the
transmission cooler system.
Attach the two adapter hoses to the vehicle. Be sure the master connectors are inserted
into the adapter hoses.
Attach the machine’s service hoses to the adapter hoses.
BASIC OPERATION
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Check vehicle owner’s manual for recommended fluid type.
Ensure the vehicle’s battery terminals are free of any corrosion.
Connect the machine’s battery cables to the vehicle’s battery (refer to control panel).
Start the vehicle’s engine (vehicle will automatically go into bypass).
a. Check transmission fluid level.
b. Check for any possible leaks at connection points.
Using the “QUANTITY” button, select the amount of fluid required for the particular
vehicle (refer to vehicle’s owner’s manual).
Press green “EXCHANGE” button.
If the exchange does not begin within 5-10 seconds, and the “Shift to Neutral” light comes
on, set the vehicle’s emergency brake, and shift the vehicle into Neutral. This will engage
the vehicle’s transmission pump. Press “EXCHANGE” again.
If the exchange does not begin within 5-10 seconds, and the “Reverse Machine Hoses”
light comes on, turn vehicle off, switch the hoses (leave the master connectors on
adapter hoses), and then restart the vehicle and press “EXCHANGE” again.
After the exchange, the machine will automatically shut off (vehicle will automatically
return to bypass) and the counter display will indicate the amount of fluid flushed.
Check transmission fluid level.
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a. If the level is low, push the “ADD ATF” button. This will add 2/10 qt. of fluid
(approximately 1/8 of an inch on the dipstick).
b. If the level is high, push the “REMOVE ATF” button. This will remove 2/10 qt. of fluid
(approximately 1/8 of an inch on the dipstick).
Turn the vehicle’s engine off.
Disconnect the adapters (leave the master connectors attached to the adapter hoses),
and connect the cooler line to the radiator.
Start the vehicle for final inspection.
a. Check transmission fluid level.
b. Check for any possible leaks at connection points.
DRAINING THE USED ATF FLUID
With the battery cables connected to a 12-volt battery source, connect an open-end hose (i.e. #55
w/ master connector attached) to the red service hose (ATF side). Place this hose in your waste
fluid receptacle (be sure black service hose is disconnected from vehicle and is not connected to
an adapter hose) and then select “DRAIN USED TANK” (Option 4).
IMPORTANT
• Dispose of used fluid according to environmental laws and regulations.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
3.03 POWER STEERING FLUID EXCHANGE (TS460 only)
NOTE: When in Power Steering mode, the used fluid tank is constantly monitored. To prevent
overfilling, if the used fluid tank becomes too full the system will disable the “DRAIN” button on
the pendant, and audible alarm will sound, and the “Drain Used Fluid” LED will light up. At this
point the “FILL” button on the pendant will remain active, but the “DRAIN” button is disabled.
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Ensure the vehicle’s battery terminals are free of any corrosion.
Attach the machine’s battery clips to the vehicle’s battery terminals.
Activate power steering mode by pressing “POWER STEERING” button. The display will
show “PS” to indicate it is in power steering mode.
Remove cap from power steering fluid reservoir (and screen if applicable).
With the vehicle’s engine running, place hoses (same length) into power steering fluid
reservoir. Use the included dock magnet to hold the hoses in place.
Turn the ball valves to the “on” position on both hoses.
While watching the fluid level in the reservoir, use the “DRAIN” and “ADD” buttons on the
remote pendant to repeatedly drain and add fluid. Repeated purging and adding of fluid
will flush the old fluid out of the reservoir.
Turn the vehicle’s steering wheel all the way to the left, then all the way to the right, and
back to center.
Check the color of the fluid in the reservoir to ensure a clean exchange. Repeat steps 7
& 8 if necessary.
When finished, adjust fluid level, turn the ball valves to the “off” position on both hoses,
and remove hoses from power steering fluid reservoir.
Turn off vehicle’s engine, and replace reservoir cap and screen (if applicable).
To return to ATF mode, either press the “POWER STEERING” button again, or disconnect
battery cables, and then reconnect.
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IV. TROUBLESHOOTING & ADDITIONAL HELP
DANGER
• Vent vehicle’s exhaust away from work area.
• Do not breathe exhaust.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
WARNING
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
• Do not operate the TS400 in the vicinity of open containers of flammable liquids such as
gasoline.
• This machine is equipped to operate on 12-volt DC power only.
• Do not smoke, place metal tools on battery or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of battery.
• Clean battery terminals before hooking the machine’s battery clips to them. During
cleaning, keep airborne corrosion from eyes, nose and mouth.
• Keep yourself, clothing, battery cables and service hoses clear of hot or moving engine
parts such as fan blades, belts and pulleys.
• Block drive wheels before starting vehicle’s engine to begin an exchange.
• Unless instructed otherwise, set parking brake and put gear selector in park.
• Do not leave a running vehicle unattended.
• Tighten all connections properly. Insufficient or excessive torque can result in fluid
leakage.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
CAUTION
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
• Avoid contact with automatic transmission fluid.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
CAUTION
• Frequently inspect and clean any tools used, and lubricate all non-sealed ratchet
mechanisms with light oil.
• The use of any other accessories not specified in this manual may create a hazard.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
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IV. Troubleshooting & Additional Help
4.01 COMMON PROBLEMS / SOLUTIONS
Problem: System does not power up, or operates erratically.
Solution: Check battery connection. Make sure there are no loose connections, and the
machine’s battery clips are not reversed. Remove all corrosion from the battery
terminals.
Problem: Exchange does not start within 5-10 seconds, and “Shift to Neutral” LED
lights up.
Solution: Set the vehicle’s emergency brake and shift the vehicle into Neutral. This will
engage the vehicle’s transmission pump. Press “EXCHANGE” again.
Problem: Exchange does not start within 5-10 seconds, and “Reverse Machine Hoses”
LED lights up.
Solution: Pull black knob on diverter valve, and press “EXCHANGE” again.
Problem: Either New or Used fluid tank will not drain.
Solution: Tanks may not drain through the Black service hose. Make sure tanks are being
drained through the RED service hose.
Problem: Machine operation becomes slow.
Solution: Make sure fluid temperature is at least 65°F. If machine is still slow, replace filters.
Problem: Machine stops after starting an exchange.
Solution: Make sure system has been primed, and new transmission fluid is at least 65ºF.
Problem: After starting an exchange, the machine powers off.
Solution 1: The fuse is blown. Disconnect the battery cables, wait 15 seconds, and then
re-connect to reset the fuse.
Solution 2: If the fuse blows again, replace the filters and try again.
4.02 CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
If you are still experiencing problems, call technical support at:
1-800-303-5874
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V. Appendix B – Maintenance
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V. APPENDIX A – HOSES & ADAPTERS
CAUTION
• Do not replace worn parts individually. If adapter hose fittings become worn, see
“Appendix C – Replacement Parts” to order new hoses.
• The use of any other accessories not specified in this manual may create a hazard.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
5.01 ADAPTER HOSES
STANDARD HOSES
941801- Hose #51
(Mates with #52)
941802- Hose #52
(Mates with #51)
-Green- 5/8”-18 [F]
SAE 45° Flare - Swivel
(Chrysler - 1993 and Newer)
-Green- 5/8”-18 [M]
SAE 45° Flare
(Chrysler)
-Blue-
941803- Hose #53
(Mates with #57)
-Black941805- Hose #55
(Mates with Step Fitting)
-Blue941807- Hose #57
(Mates with #53)
-Black941809- Hose #59
(Mates with Step Fitting)
-Black941813- Hose #63
(Mates with Step Fitting)
941815- Hose #65
(Mates with #75)
5/8”-18 [M]
SAE 45° Flare - Swivel
(General Motors with 3/8" Tube Diameter Lines - All Years)
3/8” Diameter Hose [F]
Open End Hose w/Clamp
(Import - 1987 and Newer)
5/8”-18 [F]
SAE 45° Inverted
(General Motors with 3/8” Tube Diameter Lines - 1997 and
Newer)
1/2” Diameter Hose [F]
Open End Hose w/Clamp
(Import)
5/16” Diameter Hose [F]
Open End Hose w/Clamp
(Import)
-Green- 1/4”-18 [M]
NPTF
(Jeep Cherokee- 1980-1986)
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-Red-
1/2”-20 [F]
SAE 45° Inverted
(Chrysler, Ford Aerostar, Jaguar, Mercedes,& Cadillac-1985 and
Newer) * Needs Ford Slide Tool 940140 for Aerostar / Windstar
-Red-
1/2”-20 [M]
SAE 45°
(Chrysler and Ford)
-Red-
5/8”-18 [M]
SAE Inverted - Swivel
(Ford With Large Nut Adapter - 1980 and Newer)
941816- Hose #66
(Mates with #67)
941817- Hose #67
(Mates with #66)
941818- Hose #68
(Mates with #69)
-Red-
5/8”-18 [F]
SAE Inverted
(Ford)
-Blue-
1/2”-20 [M]
SAE 90° Inverted - Swivel
(General Motors with 5/16" Tube Diameter Lines - All Years)
-Blue-
1/2”-20 [F]
SAE Inverted
(General Motors)
-Red-
1/2”-20 [F]
SAE Inverted
(Ford)
-Red-
1/2”-20 [M]
SAE 90° Inverted - Swivel
(Ford 5/16" Small / Long Nut Adapter - 1980 and Newer)
941819- Hose #69
(Mates with #68)
941820- Hose #70
(Mates with #71)
941821- Hose #71
(Mates with #70)
941822- Hose #72
(Mates with #73)
941823- Hose #73
(Mates with #72)
941825- Hose #75
(Mates with #65)
-Green- M14 x 1.5 [F]
Swivel O-ring
(Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escort - 1980-1986)
-Red-
M14 [F]
Banjo Fitting
(Ford Escort – 1994 and Newer)
-Red-
M14 x 1.5 [M]
Bolt w/ 2 Washers
(Ford Escort - 1994 and Newer)
940874- Hose #78
(Mates with #79)
940875- Hose #79
(Mates with #78)
941828- Hose #80
(Mates with #81)
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-Black- 1/4” [M]
Universal Bump Fitting
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941829- Hose #81
(Mates with #80)
941830- Hose #82
(Mates with #63)
941831- Hose #83
(Mates with #55)
941832- Hose #84
(Mates with #59)
941835- Hose #87
(Mates with #88)
941836- Hose #88
(Mates with #87)
941841- Hose #89
(Mates with #90)
941842- Hose #90
(Mates with #89)
Flo-Dynamics® TS400™Series
-Black- 1/4” Diameter Hose [F]
Open End Hose w/Clamp
(Import)
-Black- 5/16” [M]
Universal Bump Fitting
(Infiniti, Lexus, and BMW - 1980 and Newer)
-Black- 3/8” [M]
Universal Bump Fitting
(Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Ford and Chrysler - 1975 and Newer)
-Black- 1/2” [M]
Universal Bump Fitting
(Toyota, Nissan and Honda - 1980 and Newer)
-Green- 9/16”-18 [M]
JIC 37° Flare - Inverted
(Dodge Durango/Dakota - All Years)
-Green- 9/16”-18 [F]
JIC 37° Flare - Swivel
(Dodge Durango/Dakota - All Years)
-Black- 3/4”-16 [M]
SAE O-Ring
(Chevy DuraMax w/Allison Transmission – 2001 & Newer)
-Black- 3/4”-16 [F]
SAE O-Ring Adapter
(Chevy DuraMax w/Allison Transmission – 2001 & Newer)
ALLISON HOSES (Optional)
941844- Hose #134
-Black- MD3060, MD3066, & MD3560 Series
[Male]
(Mates with #135)
-Black941845- Hose #135
MD3060, MD3066, & MD3560 Series
[Female]
(Mates with #134)
941846- Hose #136
-Black- 1000, 2000 & 3000 Series
[Male]
(Mates with #137)
-Black941847- Hose #137
1000, 2000 & 3000 Series
[Female]
(Mates with #136)
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HD4060 & HD4560 Series
[Female]
(Mates with #139)
-Black- HD4060 & HD4560 Series
[Male]
941849- Hose #139
(Mates with #138)
-Black-
AT545 Series
[Female]
-Black-
AT545 Series
[Male]
941850- Hose #140
(Mates with #141)
941851- Hose #141
(Mates with #140)
940837 (TS460 Only)
(Mates with PSX
Service Hoses)
12” Tube with Air Nipple
(All Vehicles)
5.02 ADAPTERS
The following adapters allow quick and easy hookup to virtually any vehicle make and model.
940328
1/2” Adapter
942163
GM Adapter
942162
Quick Disconnect Tool
940329
3/8” Adapter
940334
5/16” Adapter
940831
Master Hose Connector
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VI. APPENDIX B – MAINTENANCE
NOTE: The Flo-Dynamics TS400 requires a minimal amount of maintenance.
CAUTION
• Frequently inspect and clean any tools used, and lubricate all non-sealed ratchet
mechanisms with light oil.
• The use of any other accessories not specified in this manual may create a hazard.
• Read, understand and follow Safety Instructions in the front pages of this manual and on
product safety labels.
6.01 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
• Replace Canister Filters (Part#: 940796) every 50 exchanges, or as needed
Use a standard filter band clamp tool to unscrew old filters, and replace them with new filters.
Make sure new filters are on tight.
• Clean Filter Screen (TS460 Only) every 50 exchanges, or as needed
Remove service door using appropriate tool. Open filter screen housing by unscrewing the top.
Use a sharp pick to remove screen from housing. Clean using degreaser and brush, and blow out
with air compressor. Put screen back in housing.
• Clean Used Fluid Screen (Located in bottom of recessed hose tray area)
This helps eliminate surface tension caused by debris and contamination from the air.
Using a sharp pick, remove screen. Clean using degreaser and brush, and blow out with air
compressor.
• Wipe Down Exterior using a soft, damp cloth.
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VII. Appendix C – Replacement Parts
VII. APPENDIX C – REPLACEMENT PARTS
7.01 REPLACEMENT PART LIST
Part #
Description
940478
940477
940476
941210
Control Panel w/ Elec. Board & Label (TS460)
Control Panel w/ Elec. Board & Label (TS430)
Control Panel w/ Elec. Board & Label (TS420)
Battery Cable Assembly
940473
940469
941167
941226
Motor Control Board
Sensor Rod
5/8" Fluid Tube
Fluid Tube Elbow Fitting
940551
940470
940843
940839
940840
940841
940842
PSX Fill Pump [TS460 Only]
Manifold/Pump Assembly
Pressure Switch (Factory preset to 6 psi)
3/2 Solenoid Valve [Size 8] (S1)
3/2 Solenoid Valve [Size 10] (S2)
Coil with Spade Connector [Size 8] (S1)
Coil with Spade Connector [Size 10] (S2)
940775
941168
940927
941220
941171
Standard Hose Kit
Allison Hose Kit
Hose Tray
Wall-Mount Hose Rack
Internal Hose Kit
940328
940329
940334
942162
942163
940831
1/2 Adapter
3/8 Adapter
5/16 Adapter
Quick Disconnect Tool
GM Adapter
Master Hose Connector
940785
940786
940787
940788
940837
940834
940663
Service Hose Black
Service Hose Red
Service Hose Black (PSX) [TS460 only]
Service Hose Red (PSX) [TS460 only]
12" Tube w/ Air Nipple (PSX) [TS460 only]
Pendant Assembly (PSX) [TS460 only]
Pendant Switch (PSX) [TS460 only]
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940922
940913
Dock Magnet (PSX) [TS460 only]
New Power Steering Fluid Bottle [TS460 only]
940947
940948
941165
942113
941160
941161
940921
Chassis Black
Top Sink Black
Console Black
Tank Cap
Red Tank - New Fluid
Red Tank - Waste Fluid
Service Door with Label
942118
942137
Locking Caster Wheel
Caster Wheel
940905
940796
940552
942150
Vinyl Mat
Canister Filter
In-Line Filter (PSX)
Used Fluid Screen (1 1/4" Diameter)
940938
940920
940844
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Operational Overview / Hose Chart
Adapter Instruction Sheet
940779
940781
Shipping Carton Package
Top / Bottom Tray
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7.02 REPLACEMENT PART ILLUSTRATIONS
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7.03 ORDERING INFORMATION
To order replacement parts for the Flo-Dynamics TS400 Series, call:
1-800-303-5874
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Warranty Information
LIMITED ONE (1) YEAR WARRANTY
FLO-DYNAMICS TS400 SERIES
Flo-Dynamics warrants only to the original Purchaser that under normal use, care and service,
the Equipment (except as otherwise provided herein) shall be free from defects in material and
workmanship for one year from the date of original invoice. External hoses, remote control
modules, adapters and all other attachments, supplies and consumables (except as otherwise
provided herein) are warranted for 90 calendar days from the date of original invoice. Filter
elements are not warranted. Printed circuit boards purchased from, but not installed by Seller are
not warranted.
SELLER’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS WARRANTY ARE LIMITED SOLELY TO THE
REPAIR OR, AT SELLER’S OPTION, REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT OR PARTS WHICH
TO SELLER’S SATISFACTION ARE DETERMINED TO BE DEFECTIVE AND WHICH ARE
NECESSARY, IN SELLER’S JUDGEMENT, TO RETURN THE EQUIPMENT TO GOOD
OPERATING CONDITION. NO OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR
STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL APPLY AND
ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
This warranty does not cover (and separate charges for parts, labor and related expenses shall
apply to) any damage to, malfunctioning, inoperability or improper operation of the Equipment
caused by, resulting from or attributable to (A) abuse, misuse or tampering; (B) alteration,
modification or adjustment of the Equipment by anyone other than Seller’s authorized
representatives; (D) improper or negligent use, application, operation, care, cleaning, storage or
handling; (E) fire, water, wind, lightning or other natural causes; (F) adverse environmental
conditions, including, without limitation, excessive heat, moisture, corrosive elements, or dust or
other air contaminants, radio frequency interference, electric power failure, power line voltages
beyond those specified for the equipment, unusual physical, electrical or electromagnetic stress,
and/or any other condition outside of Seller’s environmental specifications; (G) use of the
Equipment in combination or connection with other equipment, attachments, supplies or
consumables not manufactured or supplied by Seller; or (H) failure to comply with any applicable
federal, state or local regulation.
Repairs or replacements qualifying under this Warranty will be performed on regular business
days during Seller’s normal working hours within a reasonable time following Purchaser’s
request. All requests for Warranty service must be made during the stated Warranty period.
This warranty is non-transferable.
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Maintenance Log
Use to keep track of maintenance performed on your Flo-Dynamics TS400.
Date
ATF Filters
(Replaced)
PSX Screens
(Cleaned)
Other Maintenance
Performed
Performed by:
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