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We"ve had this discussion before and the end consensus was that Mercon is no longer available and that Mercon V is a suitable sub.
Mercon 5 isnt what you use for the power steering it will eat all the seals in p/s system. The original ford mercon p/s fluid was mercon 2 or mercon II which it got superceded to mercon 3 or mercon III. So if you go to an auto parts store get there basic atf mercon II/mercon III to put in the p/s fluid jug. I looked it up in my computer at work (I work for NAPA A/P) and it said use mercon III. Plus when i worked as a technician for ford that is what we used
Mercon V is the replacement for Mercon. There were problems changing from Mercon to Mercon V at first, but all that was resolved years ago. I replaced my power steering fluid (02" Escape) about a year ago and have had no problems, however it did remedy a moaning and groaning issue! Also, Mercon V is transmission fluid. If I"m wrong on this...please somebody set me straight! :?
As others have said Mercon V replaces Mercon, you can mix it if you like with the old fluid but it"s best to flush and fill. Mercon V is safe for power steering and tranny, if you buy Motorcraft Mercon V it says so on the label.TSB 06144 came out in 6/2006 if you want to read it.http://www.aa1car.com/library/ford_tsb_06144.pdfhttp://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/Turn5/53701?$s7product$
I started to use Mercon V after speaking to an engineer at Chevron about it. He told me it has a synthetic trace which causes it to flow better when cold and coke at a higher temperature. Forgotten how long ago it came out but the fluid had many positive benefits. It lasted longer because it took the heat longer. My fluid used to darken before hitting 30k miles driving around in this traffic. Another is smoother shifts. One of my older Fords had type F fluid in the power steering - I left it alone because the friction characteristic of type F is different.I believe TSB 06-14-4 is Ford"s first announcement of the upgrade.


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