Changing transmission

Asked by Oct 29, 2016 at 03:36 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLS V6 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm trying to find out if I can use Mercon LV in my vehicle
that calls for Mercon V

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Read the bottle to see if it is compatible with Mercon V requirements. Castrol says that their Mercon LV is also compatible with Mercon VI but they don't have any other compatible uses for their Mercon V. It is best to use the correct type. A new trans is really expensive.


No. Mercon LV is a low viscosity fluid not meant for vehicles calling for Mercon V. And only use LV where vehicles call for it.

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