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What type of transmission fluid is best for 1996 mustang gt

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What type of transmission fluid is best for 1996 mustang gt manual transmission?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EMRSR replied 6 years ago.

Mercon V, synthetic blend from Ford is the proper replacement.

 

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06-26-1
  • MERCON ATF IS BEING REPLACED BY MERCON V AS A SERVICE FLUID FOR SOME MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS
Publication Date: December 13, 2006

FORD:1981-2003 Escort
1984-1995 Thunderbird
1985-2007 Mustang
1985-1996 Bronco
1985-2007 Ranger
1986-1997 Aerostar
1991-2004 Explorer
1995-2007 F-150
1996-2007 F-Super Duty
2001-2003 Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer Sport
LINCOLN:2001-2002 Lincoln LS
MERCURY:1984-1995 Cougar
1987-1999 Tracer

ISSUE:

MERCON® Automatic Transmission Fluid is being replaced by MERCON® V as the service fluid for manual transmissions originally requiring MERCON®.

ACTION:

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

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Service manual transmissions requiring MERCON® with MERCON® V or MERCON® Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON/MERCON® V. For proper fluid application on current and past model manual transmissions refer to the fluid usage chart. (Figure 1)

WARNING:FULL SYNTHETIC MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID (XT-M5-QS), SAE 75W-90 API GL-4 GEAR OIL (XY-75W90-QGL) AND SAE 75W-90 PREMIUM SYNTHETIC TRANSAXLE LUBRICANT (XT-75W90-QGT) ARE UNIQUE FLUIDS AND MUST BE USED IN APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDING THAT PARTICULAR FLUID. USE OF ANY OTHER FLUID MAY CAUSE REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY OR DAMAGE.


PART NUMBERPART NAME
XT-2-QDXMERCON® (Quart)
XT-5-QMMERCON® V (Quart)
XT-2-DDXMERCON® (55 Gallon Drum)
XT-5-DMMERCON® V (55 Gallon Drum)

WARRANTY STATUS:

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