JoinedFebruary 21, 2007Messages26Reaction score0City, StateJohns Creek, GAYear, design & Trim Level1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4
Today I had actually the transmission fluid changed on mine 1998 Ford Ranger with manual transmission with 115,000 miles. Ns asked the mechanic to use Mercon III instead of Mercon V together was recommended. Ns told that I thought that man-made fluid could cause the infection to on slide on mine truck with its high mileage. The fluid was adjusted last in 2008 at 92,000 miles and it was rather black, yet not lot sludge and also metal flakes top top the plug. My question is need to I have the fluid changed immediately come Mercon V. I have been reading write-ups on numerous Ford court that shown Mercon V was finest for a hands-on transmission, including one post that contained a business bulletin indigenous Ford in 2007 the recommended making use of Mercon V fluid. I just spent $87 to change the fluid, and would favor to readjust to Mercon V at next readjust (maybe in 10,000 miles which may be a an excellent bit in future because I execute not journey the van much). However, if the agreement is that Mercon V would certainly be much far better for the performance and also longevity of my transmission, then ns would adjust the fluid.

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Mercon III has actually been superseded through Mercon V (the current Ford spec). Ns don"t view where you"ve claimed what the mechanic actually put in. Mercon III is no much longer available. About the closest friend can gain to Mercon III would be Dex/Merc. Personally I"d have actually gone with what Ford is currently recommending, i m sorry is Mercon V.Question: You speak you have a hands-on transmission. Just how does a hand-operated transmission slip?In any kind of event, if the fluid has currently been changed, i wouldn"t be also concerned about it.
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Yes, with a hands-on transmission it"s much more about the transition feel, not any kind of wear created by a particular fluid. It"s really crucial in one automatic, yet not in her manual. Wait until the next time to readjust to the current recommended fluid, you"re fine.BTW, the critical Ford spec before Mercon V was Mercon(or Mercon I). The last liquid was typically bought together both Dexron III, and also as the Mercon ns ATF, labeling Mercon/Dexron III.The Mercon is no longer available, but makers still label their old fluid the very same way, so it is available. Funny reasonable yes.

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JoinedFebruary 21, 2007Messages26Reaction score0City, StateJohns Creek, GAYear, model & Trim Level1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4
Mercon III has been superseded by Mercon V (the current Ford spec). I don"t see where you"ve said what the mechanic actually put in. Mercon III is no much longer available. About the closest friend can acquire to Mercon III would certainly be Dex/Merc. Personally I"d have gone through what Ford is at this time recommending, i m sorry is Mercon V.Question: You speak you have actually a hands-on transmission. How does a manual transmission slip?In any event, if the liquid has currently been changed, i wouldn"t be too concerned around it.Thanks for your reply. Ns wish I had done my homework about correct fluid to use before making the mistake. I gained mixed up about the cautions around replacing constant oil with artificial when transforming oil in high mileage car - because that my various other automatic transmission cars, prefer my 1996 Maxima v 269,000 miles. Also, I assumed that the mechanic to be trying to upsell me in recommending Mercon V instead of III. I wished he had actually pushed earlier when ns told him i was came to about transforming to artificial due to opportunity of infection slipping, as with you did. My boy drove the truck when the last fluid readjust was excellent in 2008 and I am not certain which liquid was supplied then. What potential difficulties should i be trying to find now the I have actually the wrong fluid in the transmission?