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Automatic Transmission Fluid, the oil contained inside automatic transaxles.

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Correct ATF for 1968 Mercedes 280s

I need to fill a 1968 Mercedes 280s which has a slow transmission leak and I do not know the right fluid to use. The manual simply says fill with automatic transmission fluid, which isn't very helpful ...
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Mazda parts staff substituted Mazda ATF for Ford ATF … Safe?

I am due for ATF change on Mazda CX-9 GT 2008. I went to a Mazda dealership parts department to ask for the ATF. The worker come back with 6 bottles of: "Ford Motocraft Premium Automatic Transmission ...
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Automatic Transmission Fluids

Are Motorcraft MERCON, R circled, V and Valvoline DEX/MERC, For vehicles requiring DEXRON/MERCON compatible for my 2007 Ford Escape?
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What kind of transmission fluid do I put in my 2012 Ford Escape?

With some internet searches, is seems like the 2012 Ford Escape requires the MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid, but I haven't found an official source to confirm that. Can anyone provide an ...
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ATF Warmup (On a cold day)

it’s cold outside now and I was just wondering about my automatic transmission. If you brake fully and apply throttle but the car isn’t moving heat energy is added to the atf right? Would it be ...
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Use Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid [duplicate]

Can we use Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) for a transmission that Manufacturer specified to use Toyota-IV?
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Please help me to choose a proper Automatic Transmission Fluid

My car has a Aisin 81-40LE(Toyota U440e) 4-Speed Automatic Transmission. I want to change ATF, can i use multi-Vehicle ATF's like "Aisin ATF Plus"? Also can i mix new fluid with old? Can we use Multi-...
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6-speed automatic transmission w/ OD lock-up torque converter Fluid requirements?

Does a 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD lock-up torque converter require Transmission fluid? The vehicle is a 2012 Hyundai Accent.
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Checking Transmission Fluid Condition

I have read a lot about transmission fluids, what good ATF looks like, and when to change it. But, I still have trouble defining the deterioration level of transmission fluid I extracted from my 2008 ...
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Is it a problem to use synthetic ATF as power steering fluid on the Land Rover LR3?

The power steering fluid on my LR3 is brown and muddy, so it needs to be renewed. My local dealership reckons its power steering fluid should retail at around 167 cola cans per liter. I have access ...
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checking the transmission fluid

I put transmission fluid in my 2002 dodge 2500 van transmission. It keeps reading the same, but when I look at the back side of the stick after adding fluid, it looks like it is going up. Really odd.
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Can i use ATF for power steering?

Can i use ATF dexron3/mercon in power steering reservoir in my '04 toyota 4runner. owners manual calls for dexron 2 or 3. i don't know what mercon is.
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Will increasing line pressure increase torque capacity?

I was wondering if one were to increase the line pressure sent to the clutch packs/bands on an A/T would that increase the torque capacity of said transmission? I figure it would because it would ...
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Automatic Transmission - Reverse Flush, what is this procedure and why is it dangerous?

I recently, moments ago, saw in a post a mention of a reverse flush in reference to an automatic transmission fluid change. The responder mention the dangers of a reverse flush and that many of the ...