Hi. I'm a young lady trying to learn the best care for my vehicle. I know the 2002 had lots of issues with the transmission so I'm wanting to do my best to keep it in the best shape possible. Anyway, in just learning about proper transmission care I've heard about the connection between fluid having a high heat cutting the life of the transmission and fluid having a low heat being one of the best ways to extend the life of the transmission. Out of everyone's experience, what is the BEST transmission fluid for a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT so I can keep the transmission in good shape for as long as possible? The manual says MERCON or MERCON V ... but is that really the best one for it? Any help would be greatly appreciated because I love driving my Explorer and I would hate to have to have a transmission rebuild b/c of not taking care of it properly.