transmission oil / Fluid

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 03:26 AM about the 2010 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Need to know the suitable transmission oil for ford
explorer 4.6 l , V8 , 4WD ..Year of manufacturing is
2010. and what is the difference between mercon v
and mercon lv

3 Answers


This is something you don't mess around with, if your running a stock transmission use what is recommended, that information is on the transmission dipstick. If it says MERCON IV use MERCON IV and the same with the MERCON V. Don't use this so called multi brand fluid, your just asking for trouble. Transmission failures are climbing rapidly, some are caused by poor maintenance but more and more are caused by the wrong fluid.


Ditto for above. I have a 2010 F-150. Read your owners manual. Mine says LV ONLY. Since Ford makes Mercon V, if you could use it, they would indicate it as a reasonable replacement. Personally, I'd recommend using only Motorcraft fluid of the grade specified by Ford. None of the "suitable" stuff.

Thanks for the replies I was confused as the manual shows both fluids . I contacted the service center and they assured the LV ..

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