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Old 08-11-2010, 09:50 PM
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1989 f150 manual transmission fluid

Hello,
My dad just recently passed away and I am now the owner of his 1989 F 150 XL 4x4 with a 4spd manual transmission. The truck has only 62k miles on it. My question is what kind of fluid does this transmission require? I am in the process of servicing the truck.

It seems like the majority recommends gear oil but the Ford do-it-yourself manual I bought of off Ebay states the manual transmission takes MERCON Auto Tranny Fluid part # xt-2-QDX.

Just trying to get the truck serviced before I deploy again in a few months.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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For the four speed trans you will need something like 80w90 gear oil. For the transfer case you will need auto trans fluid.
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Thanks for the info, appreciate all your help.
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