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Power Steering Fluid

DidiDavis

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I'm sorry if this has been posted before, but I've searched through the forum and did not find a definitive answer.

I'm going to change my power steering fluid. The manual says something like "use power steering fluid that meets Mercon specifications". It means that I can use ATFin the power steering, right? I also found some (apparently) useful information at another site, about replacing Mercon with Mercon V in power steering. Can someone confirm this?

Thanks!


Steering - Mercon V(R) Fluid Usage

TSB 07-1-7

01/22/07
MERCON(R) ATF REPLACED BY MERCON(R) V AS A
SERVICE FLUID FOR SOME POWER STEERING
SYSTEMS

FORD:
1996-1997 Thunderbird
1996-2007 Crown Victoria, Mustang, Taurus
1998-2003 Escort
2000-2007 Focus
2002-2005 Thunderbird
2005-2006 Ford GT
2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
2006-2007 Fusion
1996-1997 Aerostar
1996-2007 E-Series, Explorer, Ranger
1997-2004 F-53 Motorhome Chassis
1997-2007 Expedition, F-150, F-Super Duty
1998-2003 Windstar
2000-2005 Excursion
2001-2003 Explorer Sport
2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac
2001-2007 Escape
2004-2007 Freestar
2005-2007 Escape Hybrid
1996-1997 Cargo
1996-1998 L-Series
1996-1999 F- B-Series
2000-2007 F-650, F-750
2006-2007 Low Cab Forward

LINCOLN:
1996-1998 Mark VIII
1996-1999 Continental
1996-2007 Town Car
2000-2006 Lincoln LS
2006 Zephyr
2007 MKZ
1998-2007 Navigator
2002-2003 Blackwood
2003-2005 Aviator
2006-2007 Mark LT
2007 MKX

MERCURY:
1996-1997 Cougar
1996-2005 Sable
1996-2007 Grand Marquis
1999-2002 Cougar
2003-2004 Marauder
2005-2007 Montego
2006-2007 Milan
1997-2007 Mountaineer
1998-2002 Villager
2004-2007 Monterey
2005-2007 Mariner Hybrid, Mariner

ISSUE
MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid is being replaced by MERCON(R) V as a service fluid for power steering systems originally requiring MERCON(R).

ACTION
Beginning immediately all power steering applications requiring MERCON(R) can now be serviced using MERCON(R) V or MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON(R) / MERCON(R) V. After July 1, 2007, MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid will no longer be manufactured, therefore, availability of this fluid will continue until remaining inventory has been depleted.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Service power steering Systems requiring MERCON(R) with MERCON(R) V or MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON(R) / MERCON(R) V.
CAUTION APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDING TYPE F AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND POWER STEERING FLUID MUST CONTINUE TO USE THAT PARTICULAR FLUID. USE OF ANY OTHER FLUID MAY CAUSE REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY OR DAMAGE
 




Lube

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Yes, you can use ATF in your power steering.
 




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