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Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid

Part No. 773775 Warranty Details  
$25.99
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MaxLife® DEX/MERC ATF contains a blend of superior base oils and a unique additive package to help extend the life of transmissions with over 75,000 miles. MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF is compatible with new and rebuilt transmissions and will not void new car warranties.

Product Features:
  • High-performance seal conditioners maintain & preserve the elasticity of seals to help prevent leaks
  • Long-life friction modifiers and premium base oils help improve smooth shifting, eliminate slippage and shudder, prevent clutch wear & improve drivability longer than conventional fluids
  • Enhanced cleaning additives help reduce varnish formation and keep the transmission running properly longer
  • Engineered with a unique blend of viscosity modifiers and base oils to provide better oil flow at low temperatures and greater film protection at higher temperatures
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Base Oil Stock:Synthetic
Color:red
Contains Stop Leak:No
Specific Gravity:0.843

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Valvoline MaxLifeHigh Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid
 
4.6

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (3)

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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5.0

Great stuff

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Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

geat replacement for factory fluid/

 
5.0

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Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

This is the good stuff

 
5.0

Excellent Transylvania Fluid

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Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

I have used this tyranny fluid multiple times. In my wife's CRV, my daughters Accord, and now my Tacoma. Never a problem. Very happy.

 
5.0

Great

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Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

Great

 
5.0

The discount

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Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

Great price and quality

 
5.0

Best ATF fluid ever - amazing properties

By 

from Florida

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

It is so good you will notice the difference in shifting smoothness and fuel mileage.

 
5.0

Good stuff

By 

from Burleson, tx

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Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

Seems to be a little thicker than standard fluid.

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5.0

Great for the money!

By 

from NJ

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Comments about Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

Save money! Works the same as the stuff they put in at the dealer for fraction of the price. I put this in for my Hyundai Sonata 2011 and no issues! They wanted @15 a bottle of tranny and you need atleast 4-5

(17 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great replacement for Hyundai/Kia SP III

By 

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 High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

    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.

    (12 of 21 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 High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid:

    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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    • Q:

      Is this ok to use in a 2004 Dodge Neon SXT automatic transmission?
      Asked on 7/14/2017 by Benten from UTAH

      1 answer

      • A:

        Yes it can be used in the transmission, but just to be 100% certain, look in the owners manual under Fluids and it will confirm it for you
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        2004 Dodge Neon SXT automatic transmission?”

        Answered on 7/14/2017 by cbartica from undisclosed
    • Q:

      Can I use this product valvoline max life atf in an 07 Yukon Denali
      Asked on 7/6/2017 by Eidson3098 from Elizabethtown KY

      1 answer

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        A:

        Hi Eidson! This Valvoline MaxLife Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. 773775) is universal and not vehicle specific. However, I would always recommend following the guidelines of the original engine manufacturer for the recommended fluid for use in your specific application. This information can be found in the vehicles owner's manual or by contacting the manufacturer directly.

        Answered on 7/11/2017 by Solomon from AAP
    • Q:

      Does this product work in Acura and Honda ?
      Asked on 6/15/2017 by MJ from DFW

      2 answers

      • A:

        Yes and no it depends on your model

        Answered on 6/23/2017 by Matt from Oh
      • A:

        No

        Answered on 6/15/2017 by kgudeman77 from undisclosed
    • Q:

      Is this the correct fluid for my 1998 volvo xc70 awd?
      Asked on 5/4/2017 by Jcbvolvo from Richmond, indiana

      2 answers

      • A:

        Determine your vehicle's transmission code and compare with the Valvoline Application Chart (attached).
        http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/maxlife_atf.pdf
        Maxlife ATF - Valvoline<http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/maxlife_atf.pdf>
        content.valvoline.com
        Product Information A PRODUCT OF VALVOLINETM INC. MAXLIFE™ Multi-Vehicle ATF Valvoline™ MaxLife™ Multi-Vehicle ATF is a full synthetic formulation with ...

        Answered on 5/5/2017 by dhvinton from undisclosed
      • A:

        Yes, this is cross referenced with your spec of Dextron III. 8.4 pts. Capacity

        Answered on 5/4/2017 by amkwas from undisclosed
    • Q:

      This is a two part question

      Does the DEX/Merc in the name mean it is compatable with dextron and Mercon?

      My Ford F350 2001 7.3 liter diesel with 4r100 automatic transmission originally stated it requires Mercon transmission fluid. Apparently Ford has now stated that Mercon V (5) can now be used. This implies that mercon and mercon 5 are comparable with each other. It does not mean that mercon can be used instead of mercon 5 . It does mean that mercon 5 can replace the mercon in this vehicle.

      Is this fluid ok to use in my transmission which currently has non synthetic Mercon in it?
      Asked on 4/16/2017 by KB from Jackson ,TN

      1 answer

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        A:

        Yes, KB! The Maxlife ATF is compatible with Mercon V, and will work fine in your 2001 Ford F350 7.3L. To answer your other questions, yes, the DEX/MERC is going to cover the GM DEXRON and Ford MERCON specifications. As for the use of MERCON in place of MERCON V, the MERCON V will cover the regular MERCON specification, but the standard MERCON will not cover the MERCON V fluid specification.

        Answered on 4/18/2017 by Solomon from AAP
    • Q:

      will this product work on my 94 mustang v6 manual t5
      Asked on 3/20/2017 by manny

      1 answer

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        A:

        No, Manny, this Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage DEX/MERC Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. 773775) is for automatic transmission vehicles. The exact manual transmission fluid for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. I would suggest that you visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

        Answered on 3/21/2017 by Steve from AAP
    • Q:

      I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota v6, 3.7 and it calls for ATF4. I don't see a number for this transmission oil can you verify for me please?
      Asked on 12/29/2016 by The Dude from Wilkes-Barre, PA

      1 answer

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        A:

        Glad to assist, The Dude! You'll need the Castrol Transmax ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid - Part No. 06810 for your 2006 Dodge Dakota V6, 3.7L engine.

        Answered on 12/30/2016 by Solomon from AAP
    • Q:

      Can this be used in the power steering pump of a 1989 Ford Taurus?
      Asked on 11/11/2016 by Donald from Cayce,SC

      1 answer

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        A:

        Hi Donald! We cannot recommend the Valvoline Maxlife ATF in the power steering unit on a 1989 Ford Taurus. The correct fluid for this application is Type F transmission fluid. The Valvoline part number is vv341.

        Answered on 11/15/2016 by Solomon from AAP
    • Q:

      1996 ford ranger 4l automatic can I use it
      Asked on 10/29/2016 by Tony from Cumberland wi.

      1 answer

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        A:

        I'm happy to help, Tony! Ford has updated the fluid for this to use a Mercon V. The Valvoline Dex/Merc in the blue bottle will not meet this specification. We suggest the Valvoline Max Life ATF in the red bottle to be used.

        Answered on 10/31/2016 by Solomon from AAP
    • Q:

      my manual calls for Valvoline ATF type D. is this the same?
      Asked on 6/1/2016 by amx1kjw from kentucky

      1 answer

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        A:

        Hi Amx1kjw, glad to assist you! This Valvoline MaxLife Dexron/Mercon (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Gallon) (Part No. 773775) is 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. For more information, pleasec opy and paste this link. URL - http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/maxlife_atf.pdf

        Answered on 6/1/2016 by Steve from AAP
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