I need to know which type of clutch fluid to use in my truck

Tiny
MARK4VT
  • 1991 FORD RANGER

What kind of clutch fluid do I use in my truck? My reservoir was completely empty so I bleed the clutch with Mercon v. I was unsure if that was the right fluid but the guy at Advanced auto parts told me it was. I have read elsewhere that it sure. My reservoir was completely empty so I bled the clutch with Mercon v. I was unsure if that was the right fluid but the guy at Advanced auto parts told me it was. I have read elsewhere that it sure be dot 3. What is right?

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Monday, May 7th, 2012 AT 4:04 PM

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Tiny
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Use dot 3 brake fluid.

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Monday, May 7th, 2012 AT 4:11 PM
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Transmission fluid usually ruins rubber parts.

(from my own experience, with my buddy "topping me off" , brake master cylinder, back when i was in the army--and later with other folks)

If you put it in yours expect to replace the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder.

Even after just hours of being in there and a real good bleeding out with dot 3, on brake systems, the master cylinder, and wheel cylinders' rubber parts and o-rings swelled up and began to fail over the next week.

Not a good thing! funds where tight, labor was free, but time consuming nothing to drive until i got it done.

I have a hard time trusting "word of mouth" i double checked with my repair manual or other "in writing" sources.

The lid/ transmission fluid usually ruins rubber parts.

(from my own experience, with my buddy "topping me off" , brake master cylinder, back when i was in the army--and later with other folks)

If you put it in yours expect to replace the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder.

Even after just hours of being in there and a real good bleeding out with dot 3, on brake systems, the master cylinder, and wheel cylinders' rubber parts and o-rings swelled up and began to fail over the next week.

Not a good thing! funds where tight labor was free, but time consuming nothing to drive until I got it done.

I have a hard time trusting "word of mouth" i double checked with my repair manual or other "in writing" sources.

The lid/dipstick on many many items tells exactly what to use.

This may aid you in diying your stuff:

Http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

Let us know how things are going.

The medic

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Monday, May 7th, 2012 AT 9:08 PM

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