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#4068266 - 06/21/20 07:21 PM Fluids for 1995 Grand Marquis
Bamboozler Offline
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Hello looking to change fluids on a 1995 Grand marquis and power steering fluid and the coolant. Can anyone point me in the right direction of what to get? I got the ATF Mercon LVL but the designation dosent match what's on my owners manual. Thanks

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#4068274 - 06/21/20 09:30 PM Re: Fluids for 1995 Grand Marquis [Re: Bamboozler]
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ATF is Mercon V (not LV, that's for the new cars). Your owners manual will spec Mercon III, but the 4R70W and AODE transmissions were all back-spec'd in a TSB from Ford to use Mercon V in 1998. This newer formulation was created specifically to deal with the torque converter shudder in these transmissions and a few others that suffer it.

The power steering fluid is ATF. Doesn't really matter what type, power steering doesn't care about any additives it might have like the transmission does. I just use Mercon V in it since its what I have in the transmission.

Coolant was originally conventional green. This was true until ~2001. That is fine for it, but the Motorcraft Gold (aka G-05 often sold in Zerex brand) offers better corrosion protection and doesn't require as frequent of flushes. That is what they switched to at some point in the early '00s. If you are doing a flush anyway, might consider switching to G05. I intend to do that if I can ever get all the stop-leak sludge out of my '98.
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#4068280 - 06/21/20 10:02 PM Re: Fluids for 1995 Grand Marquis [Re: Bamboozler]
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Original spec' was MERCON. Changed to MERCON V in 2007 (reference: TSB 06-14-4).
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#4068940 - 06/27/20 09:11 PM Re: Fluids for 1995 Grand Marquis [Re: Bamboozler]
Johnson Offline
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Registered: 04/08/11
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Loc: North Cackalacky
To add to the coolant post above, the correct coolant color for your model was green. What color do you see in your reservoir?

If it's still green, and you are just going to drain and refill, I would stick with the green. Motorcraft p/n for GREEN is VC-5. Your dealer/parts supplier may or may not offer a 50/50 prediluted GREEN, if they do it should be VC-5-DILB. (not sure if still made). Generic green coolant from auto parts store will also work fine for this scenario.

If you are interested in switching to GOLD, that would be advisable but only if you are going to flush the contents of the previous fluid first. This is easy to do and there are how to's,
Motorcraft p/n for GOLD is VC-7B (concentrate) or VC-7DILB (50/50). As BIGMERC mentioned, there are aftermarket alternatives as well.

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