1996 FORD EXPLORER FLUID TYPE

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  • gcorbin72
  • 1996 Ford Explorer

Transmission problem
1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 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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  • kerenself
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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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