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Well Im going to do a drain and change this weekend.Hers what I am going to get. I ALREADY used the search engine and found questions I don't need answered any more. But I did have one. My HAYNES manual says my truck takes just MERCON automatic transmission fluid. Not MERCON V. So would this type be ok to use?



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I don't know. But there are two things I want to mention.

1) The Lightning tranny requires the same thing. Mercon...not mercon V. Mercon V will cause them to slip. I have no idea what that might mean to a ranger... but I'd suggest doing exactly what the owners manual calls for. And double check this against the dip stick too. (should say on it as well)

2) V8 fords generally have a drain plug in the torque convertor. You might want to check that out. If so you can drain it? Let it drain about 3 qts and put the plug back in so it doesn't run dry.

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alright.....

the owners manual calls for Mercron V........

and the torque converter doesn't have a drain plug in it. my tranny guy told me that he wouldn't do anything but drop the pan, change the filter and add new fluid.....he said you will get more fluid out of it that way.....the torque converter only holds about 2 quarts in a 10-12 quart system...
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alright.....

the owners manual calls for Mercron V........

and the torque converter doesn't have a drain plug in it. my tranny guy told me that he wouldn't do anything but drop the pan, change the filter and add new fluid.....he said you will get more fluid out of it that way.....the torque converter only holds about 2 quarts in a 10-12 quart system...

I'll look in the owners manual too.....(Beings our trucks are the same) But the Haynes manual was telling me to use (3qts of Mercon)

Btw, I will be replacing the filter, and everything.
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My 06 owners manual calls for mercon V and the entire system holds 10.3 qts.

Just dropping the pan will drain between 25% and 50% of the fluid. The other 1/2 -to- 3/4 of the fluid is in the torque convertor mostly. And a qt or two in the rest of the lines and circuts.

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would it hurt anything Rich to start the truck and cycle through the gears to pump fluid back to the pan and get more out?
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ok, ok, now my Haynes manual didn't say anything about torque converter........................So how do I get all the old transmission fluid out. And how do I properly refill it than?
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the only way to get ALL the old fluid out Shane is to take it and have it flushed......that is were they hook the machine up and do it....usually runs about $100.....
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Maurice a 96 has the 5r55e trans? I thought that was a 97+ thing...
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Maurice a 96 has the 5r55e trans? I thought that was a 97+ thing...
he will have to look in his owners manual or on the door cert tag to see what tranny he has........it may be a '97+ thing (it was an option in '97 with the 4r55e tranny as standard)...........

what does your door tag say for TRANS Shane?
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AMSOil shows he either has a 4R70W or AL4D and will take at max 9.5 quarts.

also you can try this
http://www.amsoil.com/faqs/ATF_and_F...Procedures.pdf
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AMSOil shows he either has a 4R70W or AL4D and will take at max 9.5 quarts.

also you can try this
http://www.amsoil.com/faqs/ATF_and_F...Procedures.pdf
they are wrong also.......he either has a 4r44e or a 4r55e tranny.....this is according to a '96 Ranger owners manual found here:
https://web.msslib.dealerconnection....000c5880007e5a
click on "Driving Your Ranger" tab and it is the 1st thing that comes up......

if you click on "service station info" then i shows that he need Mercron not Mercron V.......9.7 quarts max for a 4x2 and 10 quarts max for a 4x4...

sorry for the miss info!
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Hmm im not sure i do know i will be flushing mine in the next week or two...

Also I am using Valvoline Mecron V
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you do need Mercron V Beard since you have the 5r55e tranny......that is what mine takes and i have the same tranny...
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heres what I just found in my book:
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it should say in that book what fluid you need to use, but that... my guess is Mercron V as well, on the Mercron V bottle it says 1996 and newer FORDs..
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Ok well here it's saying just plane old Mercon........
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well there ya go!
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well there ya go!
So will what I posted above (First post) work is what Ima trying to say lol?
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yea......
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yea......
Im might go out and but the filter,fluid, and gasket and maybe find a place that could flush my whole system out. I know it prob needs it, Or i might just drain as mush fluid out as I can.......idk I'll get something done either way.
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Im might go out and but the filter,fluid, and gasket and maybe find a place that could flush my whole system out. I know it prob needs it, Or i might just drain as mush fluid out as I can.......idk I'll get something done either way.
either way you still need to change the filter....
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Im might go out and but the filter,fluid, and gasket and maybe find a place that could flush my whole system out. I know it prob needs it, Or i might just drain as mush fluid out as I can.......idk I'll get something done either way.

you can flush it yourself with the help of a friend. did u not read that link i posted?
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you can flush it yourself with the help of a friend. did u not read that link i posted?

Um id don't think I did........atleast not from you?
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ill post it again since you seem to have read right over it.

http://www.amsoil.com/faqs/ATF_and_F...Procedures.pdf
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