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Transmission Fluid type for the 98 Explorer?

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Old 10-29-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Transmission Fluid type for the 98 Explorer?

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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Old 10-29-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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Merc V, you will need about four quarts.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:13 PM   #5
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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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Old 11-06-2011, 11:28 PM   #6
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:29 AM   #7
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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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Old 11-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #8
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What kit? What transmission?




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Old 11-07-2011, 03:09 PM   #9
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I got the filter kit at Autozone.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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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
Rebuild Kit
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:31 PM   #13
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I used Autozone brand Mercon V and a bottle of Lucus.
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:36 PM   #14
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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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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
Check with the manufacturer of the additive.
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