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Type A transmission fluid replacement #4455629
07/10/17 08:04 PM
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jhellwig Offline OP
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I have a non transmission application that specs type A. I have never seen or heard of type a. Does anyone know what it has been replaced by?

This is for a hydraulic control valve from the late 80s early 90s.


It can also take MIL-H-5606A spec fluid.

Last edited by jhellwig; 07/10/17 08:09 PM.

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Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: jhellwig] #4455634
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I always see it at liquer stores next to the nd oil and 8oz bottles of brake fluid.


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Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: Chris142] #4455637
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
I always see it at liquer stores next to the nd oil and 8oz bottles of brake fluid.


I need something that is an actual fluid.


Sparks fly from my fingers.

1995 Chevy K2500 Suburban lt 5.7
2014 Toyota Sienna
1983 Chevy K5 350
Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: jhellwig] #4455642
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In GM applications (early Powerglides for example), Dexron spec fluid is the replacement and works fine.

I would find a Dexron III fluid, even though that isn't the current Dexron spec.

Last edited by drtyler; 07/10/17 08:15 PM.
Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: jhellwig] #4455659
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Type-A is what they used before the original Dexron, very very obsolete.

You can probably get Type-A at one of those discount stores in the hood (PQIA has profiled some of them). Amazon also has Accel Type-A

But you're much better off with any Dexron III type ATF. Even Walmart brand ST will work fine in your application smile

Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: jhellwig] #4455694
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I guess I could even put dex 6 in it then. The pump runs constantly on this.


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Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: jhellwig] #4455709
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OK, so does the thing have clutches? If not, just use hydraulic fluid ...


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Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: jhellwig] #4455724
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Tractor hydraulic fluids claim to meet type a
115 Simplex Torque Converter Fluid
For use in automatic and heavy-duty transmission where automatic transmission fluid type A is required ,this is a copy and paste for example.







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Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: jhellwig] #4455893
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Napa sells "Type FA" fluid, which is supposedly for Type F and Type A applications.


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Re: Type A transmission fluid replacement [Re: BrocLuno] #4456607
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jhellwig Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
OK, so does the thing have clutches? If not, just use hydraulic fluid ...


No clutches. Just pumps and amplifiers running a cylinder.

I do t know why Fisher speced transmission fluid but their products are built proof for the most part.


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