Transmission filter 2005 Mercury Montego V6 3.0L FWD

2005 Mercury Montego

First I am not sure, if its a CVT or traditional automatic transmission ? I am pretty much suspecting its the traditional one. It has tiny yellow plastic dipstick between transmission & radiator, more easily accessible from underneath the car.
Second, any guide on dropping the pan & replacing/servicing the transmission filter. I see its not horizontal, it vertically lying between transmission & radiator.


It is a CVT – Continuously Variable Transmission. Here is the procedure for replacing the transmission fluid and filter.

Transmission fluid and filter change

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