The guy at Meineke checked and said my power steering fluid was fine and the pump tested ok. Did you read the Ford Special Service Message above? We also cover the Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar. There is a loud wining noise from under the engine. This guy was steering me in the wrong direction. You can do a search on the internet for this information if you want, and find tons of info on this. I think I know what you are trying to convey.
Where the problems resolved with draining and replacing with plain mercon? Ford for whatever reason pulled the licensing to call it Mercon fluid. As long as the fluid meets or exceeds that spec it will work fine. I searched everywhere online and can't find any information about the power steering pump on this car. It slips into gear sometimes. It offers shifting comfort on the highest level to the driver, and by means of numerous technical details, it provides lower fuel consumption at the same time. You will find the identification tag on the left side of the transmission case.
Those friction properties are not really needed in a non modulated computer controlled transmission or transfer case but do not hurt anything. Sounds like he was trying to sell you whatever he had. The fully synchronized transmissions are quiet, offer smooth shifting with positive engagements, and have not been the subject of re-occurring problems. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. If there is misinformation here, just wondering where? My 02 Escape guide was similar.
Why does Ford constantly make detrimental changes in their products? Mercon V came about at about the same time as computer controlled shifts. Just some thoughts for pondering. It was also semi synthetic, and quite a bit pricier. He said there is a plastic gear in there that probably has broke and eventually I wont be able to turn the wheels at all. While Ford doesn't state synthetics or what specific element exists in Mercon V that causes issues, plain Mercon a non-synthetic is the requirement.
The 1 Ford Explorer enthusiast resource on the Internet since 1996. Also, that the whole thing has to be replaced. He said the problem was with the Rack and Pinion. Specifications: Speed Ratios: 1st gear — 5. I Dont even know where it is located. This box will disappear once registered! I can't say yay or nay for the 4405 and others though, not familiar enough with them. .
The man said its just the power steering pump going bad, how can I be sure? I think I know what you are trying to convey. The shifts are not the same. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Enter a Motorcraft® part number to find which vehicles the part will fit. As for the t-case, I can't see V affecting the operation of a 1350 or 1354 case.
Ensure the correct automatic transmission fluid is used. What fluid does your Owners Manual call for in the applcation you had in mind???? The above is stated on pages 278 and 281 of the 05 Owner's Guide. The complete line of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicle accessories are available here. In the owners guide of the 2005 escape it does not say anything about non-synthetic mercon. I just bought a contour svt 1998. Ford Parts Giant is your prime online source with the biggest and best selection of genuine Ford parts and accessories at giant discounted prices. The is a case where the cheapest is better, no additives or inhibitors added, the trans does not like those things.
This part fits specific Ford , , models. Mercon V was designed to have friction properties to eliminate this problem. That's right, you should not use it. Our Ford parts and accessories are expedited directly from authorized Ford dealers strategically located all across the U. The suitability of a part for a particular application must be verified.
But i would not waste money on a expensive synthetic in these trans as its overkill. Last time I changed my fluid, I used Supertech. Enter a Ford part long number or a manufacturer's part number to find the corresponding Motorcraft® part. I would just like to know where it is so I can rest easy if the sound is actually coming from the pump instead of something more sever. I noticed this change immediately with the first test drive.
Also, is the purchase of transmission fluid from one of the major oil companies e. Could running out of steering fluid cause this? Your support is greatly appreciated. I am surprised to hear someone has experienced a difference in the transfer case operation due to V. I am a college student and don't have all the funds in the world. It also fits Mercury ,. Mercon and Mercon V are not interchangeable.