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Power Steering Fluid

Thread in 'Fluids: Oil, ATF, Coolant, etc.' started by Garry Moss, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Garry Moss

    Garry Moss Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Hello MyST'ers



    I need to top off my power steering fluid, I noticed in the manual for my 2004 Sport Trac 4x4 XLT that the tranny fluid calls for Mercon V and the Power Steering Fluid calls for Mercon. I know I have to use the Mercon V in my trans but can I use Mercon V in my Power Steering? Thanks peeps! :banana:

     
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    Garry Moss Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Oh and if it is ok, can I use the Ford Mercon V Synthetic Blend?
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Yardsale Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Yes.
     
  5. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    If you have never replaced fluid. Do that. I did my '04 with merc v.

    Used a siphon bulb, then refilled. Drove it and siphoned and refilled again.
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Good method Eddie. Same with a brake flush, start by removing old fluid in the reservoir first. Complete P/S flush:
     
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    Garry Moss Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Thanks! Completed it today, did Eddie's suggestion :grin:
     
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    Garry Moss Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Thanks! Completed it today, did Eddie's suggestion :grin:
     
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    Johnny O Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I use Mobil 1 ATF in mine.
     

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