Dexron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)
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CARQUEST Oil & Fluids Dexron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)

Part No. CQ420 Warranty Details  
$4.99
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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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Provides smooth shifting (13)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to install (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (15)
  • Replacement (9)
  • Restoration (4)
  • Performance driving (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)

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.

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(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Advace Auto transmission fluid

By 

from Dacula Ga

About Me Mechanic

Level 3

Pros

  • Provides Smooth Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

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

    This product is great at a resnable price. Fit my vecle great and improved shifting thank you Advance Auto

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    (13 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    pleased

    By 

    from fl

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    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):

      Good

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      (14 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good enough for an (older) Honda

      By 

      from Palm Bay, FL

      About Me Diy Mechanc

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      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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      (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works as expected

      By 

      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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        (16 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        does the job

        By 

        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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            (21 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great stuff!

            By 

            from N.E.USA

            About Me Casual Driver

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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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              (28 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              "I would buy this product again

              By 

              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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                (30 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again

                By 

                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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                  (27 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is just like the more priceer stuff

                  By 

                  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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                    (29 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Product

                    By 

                    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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                      31 Questions | 32 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        how many quarts are in a case?
                        Asked on 6/20/2015 by Snirtman

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Snirtman, I'm happy to help you! A case of oil normally carries 12 quarts.

                          Answered on 6/21/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Is this compatible for a 1983 Camaro Berlinetts V8 5 L
                        Auto Transmission? Owners manual says Dexron II.

                        Can it be used to 'top off' the fluid
                        level that is presently in the transmission?
                        Asked on 4/24/2015 by Glenn from alexandria, va

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Happy to answer your question Glenn! This fluid is compatible with GM vehicles that require MERCON, DEXRON-I, DEXRON-II and DEXRON-III, so you should be fine with using this aft. And yes you can also use this to top off your transmission as well.

                          Answered on 4/25/2015 by Panda from AAP
                      • Q:

                        The manual states the power steering fluid for my '93 Nissan Altima is: "Dexron II or equivalent type". Will this be OK to use as power steering fluid?
                        Asked on 3/23/2015 by Reggie

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm glad to assist you, Reggie! The Dexron III is backwards compatible with Dexron II, meaning Dexron III can be used in an application requiring Dexron II. So, this #CQ420 fluid is compatible with your 1993 Nissan Altima.

                          Answered on 3/24/2015 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        My car is a 1988 Toyota Cressida 2.4 GLE. When my car is running and I check the level of the ATF is shows on the level Dexron III. It used to be at Cool so I don't understand what this means and what should be done. What effect does this have on the car?
                        Asked on 3/19/2015 by Dum-dum from Johannesburg, South Africa.

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help! Without seeing the level that your transmission dipstick shows for your 1988 Toyota Cressida GLE 2.8L L6, it's hard to tell how low your transmission fluid is. With the engine cold the cool mark on the dipstick is likely the correct level for the fluid. If there is a hot or warm marking, be sure to check the fluid when the vehicle has been warmed up to full operating temperature and allowed to rest for a few minutes (running). Then check the dipstick fluid level, it should be at or near the warm or hot marking.

                          Most often there will be a crosshatched area between the hot or warm and cool or cold markings. This is where the fluid level should typically be. If you need to add ATF, this CARQUEST Oil & Fluids Dexron III/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. CQ420) is a great choice.

                          Answered on 3/19/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        WHAT TYPE OF FILTER SUITABLE FOR TRANSMISSION FLUID Dextron III? CAN I USING HYDRAULIC OILS FILTER? Any specification for the filter use for transmission fluid ?
                        Asked on 1/6/2015 by Kon Tang from Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Kon Tang! The proper transmission filter will depend upon the vehicle. Each vehicle will have its own specifications for a transmission filter. This Advance Auto Parts Dexron III/Mercon Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. A100) will typically be used in older model Ford and GM vehicles. A hydraulic filter could likely be used with this fluid as ATF is considered hydraulic fluid.

                          If you could please provide your vehicle's year, make, model and engine size, we can locate the correct filter for your vehicle.

                          Answered on 1/12/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this in my 2000 Ford F150 power steering system? The owners manual says use MERCON for the power steering system and it says use MERCON V for the transmission. Your website says its not compatible for my truck. Please let me know."
                        Its a 2000 Ford F150 v6 engine model XLT automatic trans 2 wd
                        Asked on 11/12/2014 by Ted from Washington Twp NJ

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm glad to assist, Ted! Ford has changed their recommendation for many vehicles that were using Mercon fluid. The recommendation for your 2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L V6 2WD is Mercon V ATF (Advance Auto Parts Part No. A102) for your power steering. If your owner's manual indicates Mercon and you prefer to continue using Mercon over Mercon V, This Advance Auto parts Dexron III/Mercon ATF (Part No. A100) will work for your application.

                          Answered on 11/25/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this in my 2000 Ford F150 power steering system? The owners manual says use MERCON for the power steering system and it says use MERCON V for the transmission. Your website says its not compatible for my truck. Please let me know.
                        Asked on 10/28/2014 by Ted from Washington NJ

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Ted, I'm happy to help! I need more information on the sub model of your F150 and the engine size to research further. Once I get this information I will also check with our Parts pros for alternate availability.

                          Answered on 11/12/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • 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

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                          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
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