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#1804163 - 03/04/10 09:04 PM 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid
HaroldCallahan Offline


Registered: 01/06/05
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Loc: Northern Colorado
Doing oil change this evening on my '07 Mustang and noticed the power steering fluid is at the add mark. Manual says to use Mercon fluid.

Is Valvoline DexMerc going to be OK to use, or is there something else that I should be putting in there ?

Thanks

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#1804164 - 03/04/10 09:05 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: HaroldCallahan]
Nick R Offline


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Mobil 1 ATF would be my choice.
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#1804168 - 03/04/10 09:08 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: Nick R]
AdRock Offline


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Same here. M1 ATF is great stuff. My PS seems to like it much better than the mercon.


Edited by AdRock (03/04/10 09:09 PM)
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#1804171 - 03/04/10 09:09 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: HaroldCallahan]
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Originally Posted By: HaroldCallahan
Doing oil change this evening on my '07 Mustang and noticed the power steering fluid is at the add mark. Manual says to use Mercon fluid.

Is Valvoline DexMerc going to be OK to use, or is there something else that I should be putting in there ?

Thanks


Yes that will be fine.
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#1804212 - 03/04/10 09:49 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: beast3300]
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We only use Mercon V at the dealer. It is what is in it from the factory.

I would stick to that.
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#1804216 - 03/04/10 09:50 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: ewetho]
Nick R Offline


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I actually use a sort of combination. I originally replaced the PSF with Valvoline MAxlife PSF, and it became way too loose and light. Changed some out for 1 qt of Mobil 1 ATF, didn't get much better. Added a bottle of Lucas Power Steering stuff, and it's just right now. Middling in weight, and it's not loose on center anymore.


Edited by rudolphna (03/04/10 09:51 PM)
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#1804272 - 03/04/10 10:40 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: Nick R]
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I used Dex/Merc in my Ford truck when I replaced the P/S fluid back in December and it works fine. It called for Mercon as well.
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#1804375 - 03/05/10 02:09 AM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: dsmith41]
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Regular Dex/Merc I use Castrol. Mercon V is for the actual Auto tranny, not for ps
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#1804425 - 03/05/10 06:25 AM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: hardcore302]
mechtech2 Offline


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Power steering systems can run very hot in summer.
A full synthetic fluid is a good idea.
A few turkey baster empty/fills in succession is a great idea to get fresh fluid in the system with no mess, and no removal of lines.
Mobil 1 or Mercon V are goo fluid options.
My concern is where that fluid is going in a rather new car - why it is low. This should not be. Hopefully you have an easy leak to fix.

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#1804591 - 03/05/10 08:44 AM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: mechtech2]
tig1 Offline


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I do the turkey baster drain and fill with M1 ATF in my Fords. Have used their fluid since they invented the stuff in the early 90s with never a failure, tranny or PS pump, yet.
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#1804761 - 03/05/10 10:56 AM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: tig1]
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Any Mercon V for the P/S will work. It's what was in there when new.
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#1805068 - 03/05/10 03:08 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: mechtech2]
HaroldCallahan Offline


Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 45
Loc: Northern Colorado
Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Power steering systems can run very hot in summer.
A full synthetic fluid is a good idea.
A few turkey baster empty/fills in succession is a great idea to get fresh fluid in the system with no mess, and no removal of lines.
Mobil 1 or Mercon V are goo fluid options.
My concern is where that fluid is going in a rather new car - why it is low. This should not be. Hopefully you have an easy leak to fix.


The owner manual specifies Mercon 5 for Auto Transmissions and Mercon for the PS and the manual transmission as well.

Hard to find just plain Mercon unless you go straight to Ford, I suppose.

I guess I will just use the DexMerc as it does meet Mercon specs. I too wonder why it is down to the add mark. Never was all the way to full in the beginning. I have not seen a single drop of anything leak from this car. Looked underneath and found nothing on the frame or anywhere else. It has almost 50k miles.

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#1805070 - 03/05/10 03:10 PM Re: 07 Mustang Power Steering Fluid [Re: HaroldCallahan]
Nick R Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 10877
Loc: NEO
Originally Posted By: HaroldCallahan
Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Power steering systems can run very hot in summer.
A full synthetic fluid is a good idea.
A few turkey baster empty/fills in succession is a great idea to get fresh fluid in the system with no mess, and no removal of lines.
Mobil 1 or Mercon V are goo fluid options.
My concern is where that fluid is going in a rather new car - why it is low. This should not be. Hopefully you have an easy leak to fix.


The owner manual specifies Mercon 5 for Auto Transmissions and Mercon for the PS and the manual transmission as well.

Hard to find just plain Mercon unless you go straight to Ford, I suppose.

I guess I will just use the DexMerc as it does meet Mercon specs. I too wonder why it is down to the add mark. Never was all the way to full in the beginning. I have not seen a single drop of anything leak from this car. Looked underneath and found nothing on the frame or anywhere else. It has almost 50k miles.



Mercon V has been speced for ford vehicles since the late 90s, early 2000s. Mercon is no longer licensed. Dex/Merc will work, but Mercon V is a much better fluid.
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