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Transmission Fluid type for the 98 Explorer?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by gnx547, October 30, 2011.

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      I'm going to change the trans fluid and filter on my 98 explorer. What transmission fluid do I use for the 98 Explorer? I do not have the owners manual to look it up. I looked online and found that some used Mercon and others used Mercon V. I have a case of Mercon trans fluid in my garage, can I use Mercon? Or do I need to use Mercon V? And how many quarts do I need?
       
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      Merc V, you will need about four quarts.
       
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      thanks!
       
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      On the hash marks on the dip stick, where should the fluid level be at? Should it be on the bottom, middle, or the top?
       
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      Transmission parts for ford....HELP!

      I want to buy ford`s transmission kit and what is it best brand of them?
       
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      What kit? What transmission?
       
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      I got the filter kit at Autozone.
       
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      yes what kind? i mean transtar or B&M or other...
       
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      Transtec seemed pretty good to me, but I have no comparison to make, as the grand total of two kits I have used, both were Transtec. The Lip Wizard that comes with their kits is very handy.

      PS: Like joecerna was asking, there a a lot of different TYPES of kits. Let me list a few:

      Filter Kit
      Shift Kit
      Thrust Washer Kit
      Overhaul Kit
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      I used Autozone brand Mercon V and a bottle of Lucus.
       
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      hi guys i have a 98 ford explorer automatick can i use dr tranny instant torque converter lube gard in it it says not to use in fords that reqwire ford type f atf
       
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      hi guys i have a 98 ford explorer automatick can i use dr tranny instant torque converter lube gard in it it says not to use in fords that reqwire ford type f atf
       
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      I have no experience with that product but the 1998 Explorers do not use Type F ATF.
       
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      Isn't Type F the old Fordamatic?
       
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      Check with the manufacturer of the additive.
       

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