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Ford Motorcraft Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • MERCON V - Automatic Transmission Fluid
      • Smoother Shifts and Better Performance
      • Superior Wear Protection
      • Reduces Sludge and Deposits
      • 1-Quart Bottle


      MERCON® V. Manufactured with high-viscosity, premium-quality, hydroprocessed base oils and specially formulated performance additives, Motorcraft Mercon® V transmission fluid provides excellent shifting characteristics at high and low ambient temperatures, excellent thermal resistance, oxidation resistance and good low temperature fluidity.

      Superior Protection. Motorcraft automatic transmission fluid with Mercon® V provides superior wear protection and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam. It also provides protection against rust and corrosion. This automatic transmission fluid is dyed red for ease of leak detection.

      Application. Motorcraft Mercon V® Transmission Fluid is recommended for all automatic transmissions requiring Ford Mercon V® transmission fluid. Five (5) quarts are required for a regular transmission maintenance flush.Technical Note. Do not use in applications where MERCON® SP, MERCON® LV, Continuously Variable Chain Type Transmission Fluid, Motorcraft® Premium Automatic Transmission Fluid, FNR5 Automatic Transmission Fluid or Type F Automatic Transmission Fluid is recommended.

      Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details

      MPN# XT-5-QMC

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      Customer Reviews (15)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 15 customers

      • March 30, 2020

        5 2001 Bullitt - Johns01bullitt

        Tune up

        Did a much needed tune up and fluid change. A little less gear noise too which is nice.

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      • May 06, 2018

        5 2004 GT - Grant

        Ford Motorcraft Mercon V Transmission Fluid

        Definitely one of the best if not the best fluid for transmissions of ford vehicles and the fact that it can be used for power steering as well, is a nice bonus!

        Helpful (5)
      • September 12, 2017

        5 2006 GT - Dalton

        Power steering change

        I used this to flush out my power steering on my 06 gt. It works great and no problems at all.

        Helpful (5)
      • September 20, 2016

        5 1999 Other - Stangs4Life

        All you need is Motorcraft Mercon V

        I recently purchased a 1999 Saleen Mustang with 78,000 miles on it and decided I wanted to change out the transmission fluid since I was going to install a short throw shifter (you can literally pour the fluid directly into the trans from the shifter location once you take it out) and it was probably about time to change anyways. I wasn't sure which fluid to go with at first so I asked the experts, they told me that Motorcraft Mercon V automatic trans fluid will do the trick as well as the Royal Purple brand. I have a 5 speed tremec in my stang which I found out uses automatic Mercon V fluid from the Ford factory. I wanted to use exactly what the factory uses. (When I tackled this job I drained the old fluid like you normally would through the drain plug, left the plug out, filled with new fluid until it started pouring out, obviously the car must be leveled.) I have absolutely no complaints about this product. My stang shifts perfectly fine. I recommend going with this brand because it's all you need. I believe most 99-04 mustang trans calls for about 3.2 quarts of fluid so you'll need 4 quarts total.

        Helpful (11)
      • February 15, 2016

        5 2004 Mach 1 - FordCRZY

        Motorcraft Mercon V

        I have been an ASE certified mechanic for 30 years and I have always had great results from Motorcraft oil. My MACH 1 just went over 100,000 miles and still shifting great.

        Helpful (8)
      • January 21, 2016

        5 2004 Mach 1 - JimH

        Can't go wrong with Motorcraft Fluid in a Ford

        I use this exclusively in my 4R75W trans as it is what Ford recommended from the factory. No disappointments, my transmission shifts nice and crisp even with 185k miles on it.

        Helpful (6)
      • July 17, 2015

        5 2010 GT - 1Jack

        Great FOMO Product

        After completing my clutch swap at 91k miles from OEM to a Exedy Stage 2 I swapped the Synchro Max to Mercon V and the trans is definitely smoother than before. Gear changes are flawless and there's no more chatter coming from the car

        Helpful (8)
      • June 12, 2015

        5 2002 V6 - Ford

        Mercon V

        Awesome product and awesome shipping speed, Mercon V is the best and recommended on mustangs

        Helpful (6)
      • October 17, 2014

        5 1996 Cobra - Chris944

        The original is best

        Tried deciding on the best fluid for my T-5 and finally decided that the best course was putting what it called for from the factory. Using another fluid designed to cover multiple applications across several manufacturer specific fluids but then claims to be "superior" to all doesn't make sense to me. Ford designs their equipment around their own fluid. Transmission shifts smoothly warm or cold. Will use again.

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      • July 21, 2014

        5 2001 GT - StallionAllen


        If the manufacturer recommends that you use Motorcraft Mercon V automatic transmission fluid... well that's what use. I purchased this and had the guy at a car wash/automobile service center use this while servicing my vehicle. Of course he had automatic transmission fluid at the shop but it wasn't Motorcraft Mercon V and I wasn't settling for anything else.

        Helpful (7)

      Questions & Answers (13 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Can this be used in MANUAL transmissions, like the older Mercon fluid that was specified? Since Ford no longer produces the Mercon ATF anymore, is Mercon V the fluid that is now used in its place? The owner's manual for my car specifically says NOT to use Mercon V, but I have read that Mercon V was reformulated and is now specified for use in certain manual transmissions that used to use Mercon, such as the T-5 and T-45.

      • You can use Mercon V in Mustangs that have the T-5 or T-45 transmissions. Ford put out a technical service bulletin ( TSB 06-26-1) that said any Mustang transmission from 1985-2007 can be serviced with Mercon V fluid because they stopped production of MERCON(R) Automatic Transmission Fluid. Here is the link to the Ford TSB:

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      Do I need to have my transmission in Neutral when filling up, or is this just to check if anything leaks out?

      • No you not required to have the vehicle in neutral but you do want to cycle through the gears before saying its good.

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      How many quarts for power steering flush?

      my transmission dip stick has two sets of markings how do I determine which markings should the fluid cover? 2001 mustang gt

      • You should have a little line on the stick that says "full" that is how you know how full it should be.

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      Will this work for my 2006 mustang V6 stick shift?

      • This transmission fluid is for automatic Mustangs only.

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      8 More Questions
      What fluid should I use for my Mach 1 It’s a manual 1 answer
      How often should be carry out a regulat transmission oil change including the replacement of the filter in the automatic transmission 5R55S? How many quarts do I need for a regular transmission oil change including the replacement of the filter? Thanks Roberto B. 1 answer
      Can I used this transmission fluid on my 2003 ford cobra. I called ford customer service and could not give me an answer and recommend me to call my local ford dealership. I called my local Ford dealership and the could not give me an answer. Almost two hours later my local dealership gave me a call back stating I can use Mercon V because their suppliers said it's safe. However in the owner manual it states not to mix/use Mercon V. Any recommendation ? 1 answer
      Can this be used on a 2009 manual mustang GT? 1 answer
      so i have a 95 gt with a t5 trans caould i use this fluid if not what fluid do i use is gear oil the way to go? 1 answer
      Is this a full-synthetic transmission fluid? 1 answer
      How many quarts do i need if i just drain the pan? 1 answer
      You could use this oil for manual transmission Mustang Model 2006؟ 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) one quart bottle

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Bullitt - 01, 08, 09, 19, 20
      • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
      • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
      • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
      • Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
      • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

      For use in automatic transmissions that require MERCON V

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