1996 Ford Explorer fluid type

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
What type of transmission fluid do I need? Guy at store gave me DM, but I think I need ATF. I dont have manual.
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 8:20 AM

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Tiny
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Your truck will take either ATF (also known as Dexron III/Mercon) or Mercon V which is for Ford electronic overdrive trannys. Every Ford vehicle I have seen that takes the Mercon V, which is a synthetic fluid, has it CLEARLY marked on the end of the dipstick.
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 7:49 PM

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