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TSB
07-1-7
  • MERCONŽ ATF REPLACED BY MERCONŽ V AS A SERVICE FLUID FOR SOME POWER STEERING SYSTEMS
Publication Date: January 9, 2007

FORD:
1996-1997 Thunderbird
1996-2007 Crown Victoria, Mustang, Taurus
1998-2003 Escort
2000-2007 Focus
2002-2005 Thunderbird
2005-2006 Ford GT
2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
2006-2007 Fusion
1996-1997 Aerostar
1996-2007 E-Series, Explorer, Ranger
1997-2004 F-53 Motorhome Chassis
1997-2007 Expedition, F-150, F-Super Duty
1998-2003 Windstar
2000-2005 Excursion
2001-2003 Explorer Sport
2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac
2001-2007 Escape
2004-2007 Freestar
2005-2007 Escape Hybrid
1996-1997 Cargo
1996-1998 L-Series
1996-1999 F- & B-Series
2000-2007 F-650, F-750
2006-2007 Low Cab Forward
LINCOLN:
1996-1998 Mark VIII
1996-1999 Continental
1996-2007 Town Car
2000-2006 Lincoln LS
2006 Zephyr
2007 MKZ
1998-2007 Navigator
2002-2003 Blackwood
2003-2005 Aviator
2006-2007 Mark LT
2007 MKX
MERCURY:
1996-1997 Cougar
1996-2005 Sable
1996-2007 Grand Marquis
1999-2002 Cougar
2003-2004 Marauder
2005-2007 Montego
2006-2007 Milan
1997-2007 Mountaineer
1998-2002 Villager
2004-2007 Monterey
2005-2007 Mariner Hybrid, Mariner

ISSUE:

MERCONŽ Automatic Transmission Fluid is being replaced by MERCONŽ V as a service fluid for power steering systems originally requiring MERCONŽ.

ACTION:

Beginning immediately all power steering 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 power steering systems requiring MERCONŽ with MERCONŽ V or MERCONŽ Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCONŽ / MERCONŽ V.

CAUTION:APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDING TYPE F AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND POWER STEERING FLUID MUST CONTINUE TO USE THAT PARTICULAR FLUID. USE OF ANY OTHER FLUID MAY CAUSE REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY OR DAMAGE


PART NUMBERPART NAME
XT-2-QDXMERCONŽ (Quart)
XT-2-DDXMERCONŽ (55 Gal. Drum)
XT-5-QMMERCONŽ V (Quart)
XT-5-DMMERCONŽ V (55 Gal. Drum)

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only


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