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TSB
07-1-7
  • MERCON® ATF REPLACED BY MERCON® 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:

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

ACTION:

Beginning immediately all power steering applications requiring MERCON® can now be serviced using MERCON® V or MERCON® Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON® / MERCON® V. After July 1, 2007, MERCON® 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 MERCON® with MERCON® V or MERCON® Automatic Transmission Fluid or dual usage fluids labeled MERCON® / MERCON® 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-QDXMERCON® (Quart)
XT-2-DDXMERCON® (55 Gal. Drum)
XT-5-QMMERCON® V (Quart)
XT-5-DMMERCON® V (55 Gal. Drum)

WARRANTY STATUS:

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