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

102,135

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.

20,470

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 ..

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 68,722 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,050
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,400
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
851 Great Deals out of 70,704 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Expedition
361 Great Deals out of 18,324 listings starting at $1,989
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
735 Great Deals out of 41,543 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,581 Great Deals out of 197,076 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Edge
906 Great Deals out of 52,465 listings starting at $3,500
Used GMC Acadia
947 Great Deals out of 51,318 listings starting at $3,284
Used Dodge Durango
265 Great Deals out of 22,814 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Highlander
476 Great Deals out of 30,826 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Escape
1,060 Great Deals out of 94,800 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Pilot
520 Great Deals out of 35,850 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota 4Runner
277 Great Deals out of 23,189 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Traverse
761 Great Deals out of 34,501 listings starting at $3,999
Used Nissan Pathfinder
361 Great Deals out of 26,786 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Yukon
474 Great Deals out of 22,228 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
48 Great Deals out of 1,816 listings starting at $1,990

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 705 listings starting at $24,250
2015 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 669 listings starting at $17,999
2014 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 678 listings starting at $14,795

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.