Dexron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon)
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Valvoline MaxLife Dexron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon)

Part No. 773775 Warranty Details  
MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF contains a blend of base oils and a unique additive package to help extend the life of transmissions with over 75,000 miles. It is formulated to maximize transmission performance, reduce transmission wear and improve and maintain smooth shifting longer than conventional fluids. MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF is compatible with new and rebuilt transmissions and will not void new car warranties. Recommended for use where DEXRON, DEXRON II, III and VI, Toyota T-IV and WS, MERCON®, MERCON® SP and LV, Allison TES 295 and 389, Nissan Matic-D, Matic-J and Matic-K, Honda Z-1 (except CVT), Mercedes NAG-1, Mitsubishi Diamond SP-II and SP-III and many others are required.
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Base Oil Stock:Synthetic
Color:red
Container Size:1 gal
Contains Stop Leak:No
OEM Specification Approval(s):Meets DEXRON-VI, MERCON LV, Toyota WS, etc.
Specific Gravity:0.843

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Valvoline MaxLifeDextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon)
 
4.6

(based on 50 reviews)

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    (9)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves vehicle performance (36)
  • Reduces wear (22)
  • Runs clean (20)
  • Safe (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Car (29)
  • Regular use (24)
  • Truck (16)
  • Quick fix (7)
  • RV (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (15), Mechanic (11), Casual driver (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (9), Mechanic (6), Truck enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

did a "easy trans flush"

I did an easy trans flush....drained oil, replaced oil several times. between each refill, i ran the transmission to clean the trans and reintroduce dirty/diluted dirty oil into the pan...Read complete review

I did an easy trans flush....drained oil, replaced oil several times. between each refill, i ran the transmission to clean the trans and reintroduce dirty/diluted dirty oil into the pan until the oil in there looked like new oil. My car, a 04 avalon, is very smooth shifting now. This is some of the only stuff advanced carries that meets toyotas trans spec. This stuff smells awful though. You'll get some on you if you did what i did. Don't even think about wearing your cloths inside your house or the wife will kill you. Put a towel down in your vehicle as well for when you get in there to put the car in gear.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would not use it in my wheelbarrow

I would not ever use this product again, I think if I'd left it in my 2004 Impala it would have caused the transmission to go out, it did'nt shift firm and would hesitate...Read complete review

I would not ever use this product again, I think if I'd left it in my 2004 Impala it would have caused the transmission to go out, it did'nt shift firm and would hesitate and jerk when starting out sometimes. After 500 miles I drained it back out and replaced the filter again and put plain Castrol Dex/Merc fluid back in and the transmission went back to shifting properly and not hesitating after about 100 miles.

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(16 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great replacement for Hyundai/Kia SP III

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from South Jersey, NJ

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Improves Vehicle Performance
  • Reduces Wear
  • Runs Clean
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car

    Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

    This is a great ATF for us Hyundai/Kia owners. I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS with 193K miles and as many of you know, Hyundai asks to ONLY use Hyundai Diamond SP III transmission fluid. As many know, this fluid is not cheap so I researched online to find another alternative to this fluid. I found many forums saying how great Valvoline MaxLife ATF is. Make sure you use this MaxLife Dexron III/Mercon Multi-vehicle ATF.

    Anyways, I decided today to this job. First I drove the car and then let it rest for 45 min. Then I jacked it up, put in on jack stands, put a container that can collect at least 8 quarts, get a 24 mm socket, remove the bolt (be careful with you hand while removing it, it can spill all over your hand and splatter all over the place), and let all the ATF drip. After all the fluid has dripped, clean the magnetic plug with a rag and put it back in (replace the gasket if it's damaged). Now to know how much fluid you've collected, use an empty 5-quart empty motor oil container and carefully pour all the ATF in there (when I did it, about 4 3/4 quarts of ATF came out). Lower the car back to the floor, remove the Transmission dipstick and put a funnel in its place. SLOWLY pour the MaxLife ATF in the transmission (5 quarts came out, carefully pour 5 quarts back in). After pouring all the ATF, replace the dipstick and start your car. Let it idle for a 2-3 mins and then with your foot on the brake, shift to each gear (P > R > N > D > 3 > 2 > 1, then back to P) so the fluid can travel to all of the transmission's veins and clutches. Drive the car around for a few miles, then check the fluid. Put more fluid if needed.

    So far I've driven the car with this fluid and it's great, a cheaper alternative to Hyundai's OEM ATF. Hope this has helped.

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    (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A godsend for Kia and Hyundai owners

    By 

    from Hendersonville, TN

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, DIY Mechanic, D-i-y Mechanic, Professional driver, Shadetree mechanic

    Pros

    • Improves Vehicle Performance
    • Reduces Wear
    • Safe

    Cons

    • Bad Smelling

    Best Uses

    • Car
    • Regular Use
    • Truck

    Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

    If, like me, you are the owner of a Kia or Hyundai that is beyond its warranty period, you may have discovered that the SP-III specification for the transmission fluid in your car is pretty hard to find. You may also be somewhat leery of putting anything in it that says Dexron/Mercon on the front label.

    I was in the same boat. I desperately needed to change the transmission fluid in my 2007 Kia Sedona, as it was having some hard shifts at lower speeds after a couple hours on the interstate. But I could not afford to part with a lot of money for OEM. But I also didn't want to take the risk of pouring random junk in it that was going to destroy it.

    After scouring all the forums online, and reading the Valvoline website, I decided to take the leap. I did a partial change (5 quarts out of 6.5, the big jug plus a quart) with the Valvoline Maxlife ATF. I did this two days ago, and have driven it 700+ miles since. Shifting is back to the way it should be, even after long miles on the highway.

    Word of advice to my Kia and Hyundai friends - when you pour this into your transmission (through the dipstick tube), do it SLOWLY. Pour a very little bit into your funnel and let it burp; lather, rinse, repeat. Do NOT fill your funnel halfway, thinking it will drain down slowly. What will happen is, air will erupt forcefully up the funnel and splatter all that fluid everywhere, making an awful mess. And as I and others have noted, this stuff smells worse than average.

    But don't let that deter you - use the Maxlife. You'll be glad you did.

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    (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product!

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    from Montgomery Village, MD

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    Pros

    • Improves Vehicle Performance
    • Reduces Wear
    • Runs Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Regular Use

      Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

      Worked great on my 93 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon

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      (12 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Valvoline Maxlife ATF

      By 

      from Kent, OH

      About Me Casual Driver, Diyer, Phd Student

      Level 2

      Pros

      • Improves Vehicle Performance

      Cons

      • A Bit Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Car

      Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

      I am just a PHD student and purchased a 2007 Nissan Versa as used. The automatic transmission fluid need to be changed (dark brown color, nearly black) and my local store want to charge $109 for 5 quarts flush!

      I like DIY and purchased this stuff. Although this 1 gallon bottle can change only half amount of the oil, the effect is obvious. The shifting is much smoother and it seems that the acceleration is much better.

      Most important - it only cost me about $25! If you like DIY, just choose this!

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      (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works in my Hyundai

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      from new jersey

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      Pros

      • Improves Vehicle Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car
        • Regular Use

        Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

        My Sonata (with 60k) had very harsh downshifts. I flushed the trans with this product and the downshifts were much smoother.

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        (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        seems working well

        By 

        from reston, va

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              Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

              flushed auto transmission fluid on my Mercedes 2002 C240 sedan, took 3 gallons, seems working very well

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              (10 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Better than expected

              By 

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Volvo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Improves shifting
              • Improves Vehicle Performance
              • Reduces leaks
              • Reduces Wear

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • As A Transmission Fluid
              • Car
              • Quick Fix
              • Regular Use

              Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

              I have a 2004 Volvo S80 2.9, which has a GM 4T65E transmission that originally took Dexron III. I performed a complete drain and fill of the system with this Valvoline Dexron VI fluid, along with a new transmission filter from Advance. I have 107k miles on the vehicle/transmission and this fluid has made it shift very smooth again. I was not having any major trouble with the transmission before but, shifting was rougher than I would have liked from a luxury car. I will use this fluid again next time I change the ATF, since I have no complaints.

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              (16 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Keep away from this JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              By 

              from Adairsville,GA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Ineffective
                • Unsafe

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

                  I recently have replaced the fluid and fliter , done a complete clean out(removed the pan inspected)in my 2010 F350 DRW. Run this JUNK for a couple of weeks and now I have a transmission that is shifting all out of whack, hesitation between shifts but the next same gear tries to break your neck it shifts so hard. Leaking at every seal, line, and gasket after the fluid get warm, And yes it all started after I changed to this fluid.. JUNK!!

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                  (13 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice upgrade for older trans

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                  from Lake Station, IN.

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Improves Vehicle Performance
                  • Reduces Wear

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Car
                    • Regular Use
                    • RV
                    • Truck

                    Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

                    This ATF has additives that help fight wear in older transmissions that are still shifting correctly. I use it in all my GM's and they all have over 100,000 miles on stock trans. My Trailblazer has 186,000 miles and thanks to this product still shifts like a 50k trans.

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                    (16 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Smooth

                    By 

                    from Usa

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Improves Vehicle Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Car
                      • Quick Fix

                      Comments about Valvoline MaxLife Dextron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon):

                      Flushed 3 quarts out of my Santa Fe transmission through the dipstick hole using one of those cheap orange siphon pump dealies. So a partial ATF change (it takes 8.98 quarts). Took me 20 minutes. After putting the Max Life in, my shifting improved IMMENSELY.

                      I used to have rough shifts between each gear. They were not horrible but you could definitely feel them, and sometimes the vehicle would really shift down when slowing to a stop. Now the transmission is effortless and smooth, you don't feel it shift hardly at all.

                      Even at a 40% replacement, the vehicle feels much better to drive both at highway speeds and in town. I recommend this 100% for Hyundai Santa Fe.

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                      • Q:

                        can I use this transmission fluid for a 2004 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.7 hemi pick up truck
                        Asked on 7/21/2015 by john from baltimore,md

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                          A:

                          Hi John, I'm glad to assist you! For your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L application, I recommend the use of our Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc ATF product to meet the ATF +4 specifications recommended by your manufacturer. This product is 100% compatible for mixture or replacement in your vehicle.

                          Answered on 7/22/2015 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        Will this work in a 2008 Kia Optima?
                        Asked on 7/4/2015 by Willy from South Carolina

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                          A:

                          No, Willy, this is not an exact automatic transmission fluid for your 2008 Kia Optima. We do have an exact automatic transmission fluid available online for your vehicle and the part number is Part No. 06814. Please enter your vehicle on our website and search for this part to check the fitment.

                          Answered on 7/4/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will this fluid work for 2002 bmw 525i automatic
                        Asked on 6/7/2015 by fast388 from jacksonville fl

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                          A:

                          Hi Fast388, happy to help you! The Valvoline MaxLife Dexron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon) (Part No. 773775) is not vehicle specific. It is recommended for use where DEXRON, DEXRON II, III and VI, Toyota T-IV and WS, MERCON®, MERCON® SP and LV, Allison TES 389, Nissan Matic-D, Matic-J and Matic-K, Honda Z-1 (except CVT), Mercedes NAG-1, Mitsubishi Diamond SP-II and SP-III and many others are required.

                          Answered on 6/8/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Is this compatible to Audi TL52162 specifications and is equivalent to Audi part number VW G 052 162 A2?
                        Asked on 5/23/2015 by Doug from Orlando, FL

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                          A:

                          Happy to answer your question Doug! This ATF does not show to be compatible with Audi. If you can provide us with a year make and model we can find a ATF that is compatible.

                          Answered on 5/24/2015 by Panda from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Is MaxLife ATF suitable for a mazda 6 2005 2.3 liter
                        Asked on 4/12/2015 by Grammos from United States

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                          A:

                          I'm glad to assist you, Grammos! Yes, you can use this Valvoline MaxLife Dexron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid - Part No. 773775 in your 2006 Mazda 6 series application since it meets the Mazda MES MN 117C (ATF M-V) specifications as recommended by your manufacturer. This product is 100% compatible for a mixture or replacement for your vehicle.

                          Answered on 4/13/2015 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        will it work on Isuzu rodeo s 2004 with 3.5 liter engine
                        Asked on 4/1/2015 by isuzu rodeo owner

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Isuzu Rodeo Owner! Your 2004 Isuzu Rodeo with the 3.5L V6 requires the use of a DEXRON®-III ATF. This Valvoline MaxLife Dexron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. 773775) is suitable for use in applications requiring DEXRON®-III ATF. When replacing your ATF, you will require approximately 9 quarts (always make sure to check the fluid level while adding fluid and adjust as necessary). While you're replacing the fluid, you may also wish to replace the filter and gasket with Fram Internal Transmission Cartridge (Part No. FT1170) or Driveworks Automatic Transmission Filter Kit (Part No. DW-FK248).

                          Answered on 4/1/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will this work for mercon v
                        Asked on 3/10/2015 by stan from martinsburg pa

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Yes Stan, The Valvoline MaxLife Dexron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon) (Part No. 773775) will work fine for Mercon V.

                          Answered on 3/11/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this fluid on 2001 Toyota Camry 2.2L automatic?
                        Asked on 12/29/2014 by Jay from New York, NY

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Jay, glad to assist you! This product is recommended for use where DEXRON, DEXRON II, III and VI, Toyota T-IV and WS, MERCON®, MERCON® SP and LV, Allison TES 389, Nissan Matic-D, Matic-J and Matic-K, Honda Z-1 (except CVT), Mercedes NAG-1, Mitsubishi Diamond SP-II and SP-III and many others are required. I would suggest you to refer the vehicle owner's manual for the exact oil specifications for safer and better results.

                          Answered on 12/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Will this work in Hyundai 2007 accent GS? Thank you
                        Asked on 11/23/2014 by Pushpak from Chicago,IL

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Pushpak, I'm glad to help you! The part #773775 will be suitable for use in your 2007 Hyundai Accent. If you wanted to purchase this in a smaller container you can also use the part #VV324, and this will be the quart container.

                          Answered on 11/24/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this in a 2007 Honda CRV? Thanks!
                        Asked on 10/27/2014 by Tommy from VT

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                          A:

                          Yes Tommy, you should be able to use this fluid in your 2007 Honda CRV as it is recommended for Honda Z-1 (except CVT) specifications.

                          Answered on 10/29/2014 by Steve from AAP
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