what type of transmission fluid do i used in a 1963 two speed comet

Asked by Apr 28, 2011 at 01:52 PM about the 1963 Mercury Comet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i was told that type f was the right fluid for this car. it is a 1963 mercury comet with a 144 cu engine and two speed trans.I change the fluid and now i don't have reverse is it possible that there to much fluid in it or is it the wrong type of fluid.it ran grate in the pass.can you please inlight me

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Use the original "Type F" or the newer "Type FA".

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Fluid level should be check when hot, idling in park. Often, wear has already occured in transmission and is now evident with new, clean fluid. The fluid acts as a cleaner and the act of changing the fluid cleans out sludge.

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Usually the type of fluid is marked on the dipstick, if you look close you may find it there. Most ford vehicles 1975 and earlier used the F-TYPE fluid. It's always best to stick with the original manufacturer's suggested type. I've found it hard to find the F-TYPE in the bigger 5 quart containers lately. Wal-mart only carries it in quart containers around here. Prices have leaped on transmission fluid like everything else, so be prepared..

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