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It is low on tranny fluid i found Dex III fluid in the

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It is low on...

It is low on tranny fluid i found Dex III fluid in the garage can i use that to fill so i can get to the store and get the additive

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Ford?

2002

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Storm yourself? What have you tried so far?

Its a taurus .... I need to add fluid it check the dip stick and its low and the car was smoking because there is no fluid

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant?

128000

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I believ coolant

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Transmission Mechanic: Mike V., Technician replied 8 months ago
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Transmission Mechanic: Mike V., Technician replied 8 months ago

Sorry to say, you cannot mix or use the Dextron with the Mercon V ford transmission fluid. This will damage the transmission if it's not already damaged. It will destroy the friction surfaces.

Sorry there isn't a better answer, but you can't even mix the two without causing a problem.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok
Transmission Mechanic: Mike V., Technician replied 8 months ago

Sorry, I just don't want to see you damage the transmission and cause bigger problems then you already have.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

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