Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)
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Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)

Part No. 06818 Warranty  

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Castrol Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid is certified for use in Ford vehicles that require Mercon or Mercon V.
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API Service Category:Mercon SP or Type F
Container Size:32 oz
Stop Leak:No
Type:Mercon V
Warranty Compliance:Yes

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CastrolTransmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart)
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (12)
    • Replacement (9)
    • Performance driving (3)
    • Restoration (3)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (5), Truck enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Change that gritty stuff

    If your transmission has slight slips and the fluid is off color and gritty this might be your problem. If anything this fixed my torque converter shutter and overdrive engagement issue. The car practically...Read complete review

    If your transmission has slight slips and the fluid is off color and gritty this might be your problem. If anything this fixed my torque converter shutter and overdrive engagement issue. The car practically shifts like I just bought it new off the dealership. This fluid is ford approved and uses good additives in its oil. I was going to buy the dex/merc stuff but someone suggested to go with what Ford recommends for their transmissions. If I used the universal dex/merc stuff I would end up with tight shifts. But this was worth every buck and the best part of it is I got it on sale from advance auto. If you know you need a transmission oil change and been hesitant about it because of what you've been told, News for you it's safe to do so with an AODE or 4R70W transmission because it's all electronic IMO, not hydraulic like in AOD's or C4's. You won't regret doing so and plus it will extend the life of your transmission and it'll be thanking you in better shifts and no torque converter shutter. Last, do NOT add any additives like L*cas transmission fix or friction modifiers they will damage your valve body or cause sticky valves. Just this ALONE does a wonderful job. PS. Torque converter shutter/shudders feel like you're running over bolder rocks between shifts.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    incorrect for 6R60 Trans. needXT6QSP

    6R60 Trans needs SP fluid. XT 6 QSP

    6R60 Trans needs SP fluid. XT 6 QSP

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    5.0

    Good Stuff!

    By Bob

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Provides Smooth Shifting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      A high quality, FORD SANCTIONED product that is the "real thing," not multivehicle "one size fits all." A brand you can really trust too. Would you buy a generic brakepad? Be sure to check your Ford Vehicle if this is the right product. Generally 90s Tbirds, Crown Vics, Explorers, Most F150s, Mustangs, Taurus/Continental will benefit from this product.

      Installed 5 qts in a 98 Grand Marq with 140K miles along with a new filter and shifts like new! Down the road I may change the entire volume. A pan drop every 30K miles and a trans cooler is the best insurance against trans failure.

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      2.0

      incorrect for 6R60 Trans. needXT6QSP

      By JV

      from Jacksonville , Fl

      Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

      6R60 Trans needs SP fluid. XT 6 QSP

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent for ford taurus transmissions

      By Ice

      from michigan

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Beat The Car To Death, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Improved Shifting
      • Keeps Trans Cooler
      • Provides Smooth Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beating The Car To Death
        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving

        Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

        This is a great product in ford Taurus, keeps transmission running cooler, Great shifting improvments, Used for many years now.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worked Like a Charm!

        By Dave

        from Iowa

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Provides Smooth Shifting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

          My 1994 F150 2wd pickup with a 5.0 began to shutter and slip when going into overdrive. I was afraid I may starting to have tranny problems. My pickup has 121,000 original miles on it. I changed fluid, filter and added a small tube of Dr. Tranny Shutter Stop. Runs like new and actually has increased my MPG by 1 mpg.

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          5.0

          Quality stuff. Not much else to say.

          Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

          Really not much you can say about it. It does what it's suppose to. I used this during a trans flush/refill in a 97 Ford truck. Checked it ~10k miles later and it's still red. So, that's a combination of no trans problems in my truck and trans fluid that's not garbage. lol Hey. It works.

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          (13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good ATF

          By Matt

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

          Level 3

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Provides Smooth Shifting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

            Great ATF, especially if you can buy it on sale. Use it in my Ford Focus for great shifting.

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            (14 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            perfect match for 2001 Taurus

            By antiquity

            from ames, IA

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

              Take the pan down only and my taurus consumed 6 quarts. Only hard part is you don't know when to stop adding the fluid. Need to check the height of the fluid time to time.

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              (19 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Taurus AX4S Transmission's

              By Crashmonkey

              from michigan

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Drives Them Hard, Truck Enthusiast

              Level 2

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Provides Smooth Shifting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                Castrol is the only product I would trust in the AX4S trans. this product has saved me so much money, It runs the trans cooler on long trips better shiffiting, I had add half a bottle of trans slip and 7 ots of fluid and beat the track record of these transmissions, Orgianal trans no major fixes

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                (14 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Product worked as advertised

                By Frank

                from Harrisburg, Pa

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Provides Smooth Shifting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                  product worked great, ordering on line saved me money and the staff were vey helpful

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                  (16 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Boy, does this stuff stink.

                  By JR

                  from Chester, NH

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Do-it-yourselfer, Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Trusted name

                  Cons

                  • Foul smelling

                  Best Uses

                  • Certain Fords
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Castrol Transmax Mercon V (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart):

                  One of the things us "Old-timers" learned was to sniff the transmission oil for any tell-tale burnt smells. I don't know how that will happen today...right out of the freshly opened bottle; the smell was horrid. I worked for years with the Castrol Industrial people and know they have an outstanding line of products...I just don't get why this oil smells so badly. Other than that the oil seems to perform well in my Ford Explorer...shifting is fine and smooth. It should be noted that there is about 50% Castrol and 50% Ford fluid in the transmission after I did a pan drop, filter, and fluid job. It bears repeating...UGH...the smell. I knocked off a star because of the inability to "sniff" out a problem.

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                  • Q:

                    Is this fluid the correct one to use for the power steering reservoir on an 04 Lincoln LS V8?
                    Asked on 10/15/2014 by Anthony from Houston TX

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Anthony, I'm happy to assist you! This Castrol Transmax Mercon V meets or exceeds Ford Mercon requirements which is the specification that is required in the power steering component in a 2004 Lincoln LS V8.

                      Answered on 10/18/2014 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    2012 ford ranger 2 wheel drive v6. How many qts. of fuild is needed when you change the automatic transmission filter.
                    Asked on 11/17/2013 by JJ

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi JJ, great question! You would need 4.5- 5 quarts of fluid added on your Ford Ranger to reach the line again. But remember, if you are replacing the filter and pan gasket, do not over tighten the pan bolts. You should tighten them snug enough to see the gasket squeeze out to a bulge. Also, after you have replaced the transmission filter and gasket and pan, add about 3.5-4 quarts of fluid, start the car up, and run it through all the gears. Repeat that 2-3 times, then check it and add as needed till you have reached the desired height on the dipstick.

                      Answered on 11/17/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i have a mustang 2007 v6, which mercon fluid is right??
                    Asked on 8/6/2013 by danny from mx

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Castrol Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid - part# 06818 is an ideal part for your 2007 Ford Mustang. 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 8/6/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is castrol mercon v full synthetic
                    Asked on 5/27/2013 by Chas

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Castrol Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. 06818) is a synthetic product, Certified and approved by Ford for all cars and trucks that require MERCON or MERCON V. Please do not use this fluid in applications calling for MERCON SP, MERCON LV or Type F. 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 5/27/2013 by Max from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i have a 2001 Ford F150 super crew 4x4 xlt. Will this fluid work for a complete change out?
                    Asked on 12/18/2012 by Buzz from Indian Mound, Tennessee

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Castrol Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid part# 06818 is an exact fit for your 2001 Ford F-150 and will work for a complete change out. 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 12/19/2012 by Rick from AAP
                  • Q:

                    My 2003 F350 6.0 diesel automatic calls for Mercon SP but all I can find is Mercon V is this compatable?
                    Asked on 8/2/2012 by jack

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Castrol Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. 06818) is compatible for your 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup. 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 8/2/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    manual transmission 4x4 ford ranger 2004 can i use
                    Asked on 5/6/2012 by kid from bx ny

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Castrol Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid(Part# 06818) is not compatible for your 2004 Ford Ranger 4WD with Manual transmission. For further assistance, please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you.

                      Answered on 5/10/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                  • Q:

                    do you stock this in gallons or 5 gallons as i will do a total fluid change. Castrol mercon V is shown, what other brands and their cost that are equivalent.
                    Asked on 4/12/2012 by Anonymous from west columbia, sc

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 4/13/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    is this a full synthetic product?
                    Asked on 3/15/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Castrol Mercon V Automatic Transmission Fluid Part number 06818 is synthetic. Please do not use this ATF in applications calling for MERCON® SP or Type F.

                      Answered on 3/16/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Hello,
                    Do you recommend Mercon V in an automatic gear box for Mazda 3 , Year 2005 . Mileage run 220,000kms .
                    Thanks
                    Daniel
                    Asked on 9/13/2011 by Anonymous from Mauritius

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      No, this ATF does not fit your 2005 Mazda 3.

                      Answered on 9/13/2011 by Steve from AAP
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