Dexron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)
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Advance Auto Parts Dexron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)

Part No. A100 Warranty  

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Advance Auto Parts DEX III/M Automatic Transmission Fluid is formulated for older model Ford and General Motors vehicles requiring MERCON®, DEXRON-I®, DEXRON-II® and DEXRON-III®.

Product Features:
  • Formulated for older model Ford and General Motors vehicles
  • Suitable for transmissions requiring MERCON®, DEXRON-I®, DEXRON-II® and DEXRON-III® automatic transmission fluid
  • Not for use in transmissions that specify MERCON V®, MERCON SP®, DEXRON-VI® or Type F
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Container Size:1 qt
Stop Leak:No
Type:DEX/MERC
Warranty Compliance:Yes

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Advance Auto PartsDextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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    (5)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Provides smooth shifting (12)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to install (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (14)
    • Replacement (8)
    • Performance driving (3)
    • Restoration (3)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Dex3 trans fluid by advance auto

    great value, works great. used it when I replaced my transmission in my 94 buick. works great and shifts smooth.

    great value, works great. used it when I replaced my transmission in my 94 buick. works great and shifts smooth.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good enough for an (older) Honda

    Drained and filled my wife's 1994 Honda Civic, while also performing an axle replacement. It was locally available, fulfilled the DEXTRON-II transmission fluid specification in the Honda service manual, and looks like cherry...Read complete review

    Drained and filled my wife's 1994 Honda Civic, while also performing an axle replacement. It was locally available, fulfilled the DEXTRON-II transmission fluid specification in the Honda service manual, and looks like cherry juice - like everything else. I haven't observed (or expected) any noticeable change in performance, but a Honda Civic is hardly a hot-rod. This product is for older cars, so as long as you keep that in mind, you're set.

    Overall, works well for a basic fluid replacement.

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    pleased

    By marty

    from fl

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Provides Smooth Shifting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      Good

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      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good enough for an (older) Honda

      By The MINI man

      from Palm Bay, FL

      About Me Diy Mechanc

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Inexpensive
      • Widely Available

      Cons

      • Older Cars Only

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      Drained and filled my wife's 1994 Honda Civic, while also performing an axle replacement. It was locally available, fulfilled the DEXTRON-II transmission fluid specification in the Honda service manual, and looks like cherry juice - like everything else. I haven't observed (or expected) any noticeable change in performance, but a Honda Civic is hardly a hot-rod. This product is for older cars, so as long as you keep that in mind, you're set.

      Overall, works well for a basic fluid replacement.

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works as expected

      By Nanda

      from Pittsburgh,PA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Provides Smooth Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

        Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

        Works as expected. Was easy to install

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        (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        does the job

        By K

        from houston

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Level 4

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Provides Smooth Shifting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

            The price is right and this stuff does the job well if you need a dex 3 fluid.

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            (12 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great stuff!

            By grease simian

            from N.E.USA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Ask me a question

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            Level 4

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Provides Smooth Shifting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

              This was an exact fit for my vehicle which makes life easy and it meets or exceeds my specs.

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              (18 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              "I would buy this product again

              By Jp

              from Fay nc

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Provides Smooth Shifting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                I put this transmission fluid in my 1995 nissan pathfinder.The Advance Auto Parts DEX III/M Automatic Transmission Fluid is formulated for older model Ford and General Motors vehicles requiring MERCON®, DEXRON-I®, DEXRON-II® and DEXRON-III it cost effective, compaird to other brands. I uesd the Advance Auto Parts Transmission Fluid alone with the lucas Transmission fix and replaced the Transmission oil filter because my Transmission was shifting ruff. i am happy with the out come.

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                (21 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Shalabanzy

                from St.Thomas, VI

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight
                • Provides Smooth Shifting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Performance Driving
                  • Replacement
                  • Restoration

                  Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                  Excellent Product; serves its purpose

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                  (20 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is just like the more priceer stuff

                  By Mitch

                  from Moro,Arkansas

                  About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Performance Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                    This is great i ordered on-line and went and pick it up at the store and saved a lot of money that alot for the help and support. I will be buying online again the coupons and savings and when i got to the store it was ready for me to pick up and take home with e. The people there were nice to me so fast ans easy to do on-line and pick up anywhere you would like to go to. I will be using this again on all of my stuff i buy from there. I would tell everyone to buy for this site and go pick it up cheaper and faster that about all i can say over and over thanks again

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                    (19 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Product

                    By A

                    from Miami

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Provides Smooth Shifting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving
                      • Replacement

                      Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                      I would purchase this brand again.

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                      (18 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Dex III trans fluid

                      By Vette

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 5

                      Pros

                      • Provides Smooth Shifting

                      Cons

                      • No Increase In Performance

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving

                      Comments about Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                      Its trans fluid... add it if you need to and if ithis is your kind

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                      • Q:

                        can you use it in
                        power stearing for a 2.p ford ranger?
                        Asked on 9/13/2014 by Duke

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Duke! If you are asking about a 2000 Ford Ranger, Ford recommends the use Mercon V ATF for the power steering pump in that truck.

                          Answered on 9/15/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        IS THIS ATF OK FOR A Nissan Frontier POWER STEERING UNIT?
                        Asked on 8/31/2014 by Ric

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Ric, to check the exact fit application for the A100, please provide us the year, and engine size of your vehicle.

                          Answered on 9/1/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Will this dexron III atf work on my 1999 Proton Wira?
                        Asked on 1/4/2014 by SynisterAK

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi SynisterAK! At this time I do not have the ability to look up parts for your vehicle. We are working to have this ability available on our website in the near future. Until this feature is implemented, you may look up the part you are inquiring about by searching for the name, part number, or description. However, I suggest you to visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you.

                          Answered on 1/6/2014 by Morgan from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Will this brand work with my 1992 Ford Ranger with a 2.9 engine?
                        Asked on 10/25/2013 by Everlasting from Washington, NC

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Everlasting, Advance Auto Parts Dextron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart) - part# A100 is an ideal transmission fluid for your 1992 Ford Ranger.

                          Answered on 10/25/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        can i use this for my 2000 subaru legacy? and will it help the car shift gears smoother and faster? and how do i put it in my car?
                        Asked on 7/6/2013 by kailey

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This Advance Auto Parts DEX III/M Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) - Part No. A100 should work fine with your 2000 Subaru Legacy. It keep it running smoothly and faster. It is recommended change 2.6 Quarts Service and 9.8 quarts total fill for every 15 months / 15000 miles. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 7/7/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can this be used in a 1997 Nissa Altima?
                        Asked on 6/8/2013 by Jess

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This Advance Auto Parts DEX III/M Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) - Part No. A100 works fine with your 1997 Nissan Altima. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 6/8/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                      • Q:

                        In a 1992 Chevy Lumina what kind of DEX do I use? DEX 1, 2, or 3?
                        Asked on 5/29/2013 by tbk1127 from Rushsylvania, ohio.

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This Advance Auto Parts DEX III/M Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) (Part No. A100) is an exact fit for your 1992 Chevrolet Lumina and this is a Dexron-III transmission fluid. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 5/29/2013 by Max from AAP
                      • Q:

                        how much does fluid does it for 2001 caviler 2.4 4 speed auto. changing fluid and filter
                        Asked on 2/20/2013 by boone from honaker,va

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the Advance Auto Parts DEX III/M Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) -part# A100, on your 2001 Chevy Cavalier for a bottom pan removal, you would need 6.5 litres (6.9 quarts) and for complete overhaul 9.0 litres (9.5 quarts). For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 2/21/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        How much transmission fluid/oil should go into a nissan sentra 2002 gxe?
                        Asked on 2/15/2013 by Joseph from NJ

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the Advance Auto Parts DEX III/M Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 qt.) - part# A100, 7 1/2 U.S. quarts is the transmission fluid capacity of a 2002 Nissan Sentra with the 1.8 liter engine. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 2/15/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        i have a 96 ford explorer 5.0 v8 awd with 193000 miles on it should idrain the old trans fluid and how do i?
                        Asked on 10/13/2012 by Jesse from Huntingdon, PA

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Instructions to drain automatic transmission fluid and replace filter: 1. Park the Explorer on a level surface, such as the garage or the street. Place wheel chocks in front of and behind one of the rear wheels. 2. Place the jack under the front frame cross member and lift your Explorer far enough that you can fit comfortably underneath it. 3. Place the jack stands on either side of the jack and carefully lower the vehicle onto the stands. 4. Slide the drain pan umbrella on the drain pan and slide it under the truck behind the transmission. Place the tools under the truck where they are easily accessible. Slide under the vehicle to here you can easily reach all of the bolts on the transmission pan. 5. Loosen the transmission pan bolts by rotating them counterclockwise. Remove three bolts from one corner, leaving the rest of the bolts in to hold the pan when you loosen it. 6. Slide the drain pan with the umbrella under the transmission pan. 7. Insert the tip of the screwdriver between the pan and the transmission case in the corner you removed the bolts from. Twist the screwdriver to break the seal of the gasket. Adjust the drain pan to ensure that the fluid is caught in the umbrella. 8. Hold the pan with one hand to keep it from falling. Remove the remaining bolts working away from the corner. Pour the remaining fluid into the pan. 9. Slide out from under the truck, bringing the transmission pan with you. 10. Clean the inside of the transmission pan with the parts cleaner spray. Wipe any residue from the pan with the rags. Scrape the gasket from the mating surface of the pan. 11. Slide the clean pan and new gasket and filter under the truck where you can reach them. Slide back under the truck. 12. Remove the gasket remnants from the transmission case using the gasket scraper. 13. Remove the old filter from the valve body using the 3/8 socket, by rotating the bolts counterclockwise. 14. Pull the old filter off the valve body and set it in the drain pan umbrella. Line the filter up with the bolt holes and insert the bolts through the holes and rotate them clockwise finger tight. Tighten the bolts to 20 to 30 foot-pounds using the ratchet. 15. Place the pan gasket on the pan and use four of the bolts to hold the gasket in place. Lift the pan into place against the transmission case. Rotate the bolts clockwise to tighten them finger tight. Insert and tighten the remaining bolts. 16. Tighten the bolts to approximately 30 foot-pounds using the ratchet. 17. Slide the oil drain pan out from under the truck, being careful not to spill. Slide out from under the truck, bringing the tools with you. 18. Open the hood. Remove the transmission dipstick and insert the transmission funnel into the dipstick tube. 19. Pour 4 quarts of transmission fluid into the funnel carefully. Remove the funnel and reinsert the dipstick. 20. Start the truck and cycle the transmission through the gears, keeping the shift lever in each gear for about 5 seconds before shifting to the next gear. Put the transmission in Park and check the fluid level. Add fluid as necessary to bring the level to full. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 10/14/2012 by Steve from AAP
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