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2003 Ranger Edge manual tranny fluid.

2003 Ford Ranger Edge with 5 speed manual transmission.

Hey guys, I finally got tired of searching on google and the forum for a one word answer. I'm going to change my transmission fluid what do I have to buy?

It calls for Mercon ATF but seems like they don't make it anymore ...so Mercon V is the answer but apparently it's not compatible. I'm so confused.

Help me out please.
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my owners manual in my 03 calls for mercon V
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The 03 Ranger manual specifies Mercon for the manual transmission and it also tells you that Mercon is not equivalent to Mercon V and that the two should not be mixed. (It is an especially bad idea to use Mercon in an auto trans that specifies Mercon V).

When Mercon was phased out a few years ago, Ford sent out this service bulletin saying that Mercon V should be substituted for the Mercon that had been previously spec'd for 1985~2007 Ranger manual transmissions:

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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:

MERCONŽ Automatic Transmission Fluid is being replaced by MERCONŽ V as the service fluid for manual transmissions originally requiring MERCONŽ
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ACTION:

Beginning immediately all manual transmission applications requiring MERCONŽ can now be serviced using MERCONŽ V or MERCONŽ Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCONŽ / MERCONŽ V. After July 1, 2007, MERCONŽ 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 MERCONŽ with MERCONŽ V or MERCONŽ Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON/MERCONŽ 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 NAMEXT-2-QDXMERCONŽ (Quart)XT-5-QMMERCONŽ V (Quart)XT-2-DDXMERCONŽ (55 Gallon Drum)XT-5-DMMERCONŽ V (55 Gallon Drum)
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Great info. I guess I'm gonna order some Mercon V .



BTW DJFLLM..when I bought my used ranger it didn't have the owners manual :(
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Valvoline a good choise? I see Castrol too. Any recommendations?
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