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Transmission Fluid

Postby Eagle - September 25th, 2016, 3:08 pm

After replacing a cv axle, I need to top off the transmission on my 2008 escape hybrid. Info off the internet is mixed as to type of fluid. What is the straight skinny from folks on this forum as to what fluid to use?
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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby Jay2TheRescue - September 25th, 2016, 6:41 pm

There's a reason for conflicting info. Ford recommends 2 different fluids depending on what year your FEH is. I remember seeing a post about that somewhere on one of the FEH forums I frequent, but I can't find it at the moment.
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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby Jay2TheRescue - September 25th, 2016, 6:47 pm

AH! I found it!

05-08 FEH now use Mercon V while '09 and up use Mercon LV.
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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby Eagle - September 25th, 2016, 7:26 pm

Jay2TheRescue wrote:AH! I found it!

05-08 FEH now use Mercon V while '09 and up use Mercon LV.



I just could not find a definitive answer so thank you for clearing that up.
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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby ITBland - September 25th, 2016, 9:27 pm

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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby Eagle - September 26th, 2016, 7:19 am

Well, to add to the confusion. Being an Amsoil product user, I went to use the Amsoil Automatic Transmission fluid which lists it meeting Mercon V specs, and than lo and behold, right at the bottom of the listing on the container, it says not for CVT transmissions. Seems as if the container listing contradicts itself.
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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby ITBland - September 26th, 2016, 10:11 pm

eCVT is not the same as the chain-driven CVT that they are probably referencing (I'm not promoting using it, just pointing it out.)
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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby Rex B - September 30th, 2016, 9:59 am

Just to be on the safe side, I'll buy mine from the Ford Dealer.
It's pretty much a one-time purchase, so any additional cost is going to be negligible.
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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby Squirrel - October 20th, 2016, 8:15 am

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Re: Transmission Fluid

Postby Squirrel - October 20th, 2016, 8:35 am

So then, just use regular Mercon V and DO NOT use CVT fluid?! Interesting. :?
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