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Old 12-17-2009, 08:57 PM
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Type of power steering fluid?

Whats the proper fluid for 05 4.6 power steering unit ? I see the fluid while engine is bouncing up and down a little so looking closer i see a min and max line..seems to be bout 1" below min. dont want to put wrong stuff in..thanx
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You can use Mercon V fluid with no problem.
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Indeed. In the past it was necessary to run Type F in the power steering fluid reservoir, but the current brand of Mercon V is fully compatible with your system.
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Advance Auto Parts sold me their brand DEX 3/M and it states suitable for trannys requiring Dexron3 and Mercon..no V or 5 after the Mercon..so i guess its the wrong kind?? Shold it state Mercon V ??

And should this resevoir be topped off cold or warm ? Engine running or not??

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I keep mine between the min/max line when its is hot. About every other oil change I use a suction gun to remove as much as I can get out and top it off with fresh fluid. I am not sure but the recommended fluid may be regular Mercon But I prefer Mercon V because it is synthetic.
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look in your owners manual it should say Mercon/atf
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guess its ok to use what i got.. just Mercon

Good tip about sucking resevoir dry before refilling!!
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+1 on removing some fluid from power steering at oil changes. I bought a turkey baster for $1.25 and i use that you can attach a hose to the end of the baster and get it down to the bottom of the pump to suck even more out.
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My 06 5.4 4x4 says use Mercon V in the manual and on the top of the dip stick it says Mercon V make sure you don't mix the 2!!!
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my man states mercon..no V after it..reads ok for power steering but mercon V for tranny required..now im wondering as i put in just mercon no mercon V
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yeah it does say..

dont mix mercon and mercon V very boldly in my manual..i guess warning more for trannys than power steering..somebody posted above stating mixing the two was ok, as one was synthetic..(why do i hear a ching ching noise)
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