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Author Topic: Substitute for Type A trans fluid  (Read 682 times)

Paul

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Substitute for Type A trans fluid
« on: June 10, 2008, 03:27:01 AM »

I need to refill my transmission after draining and changing lines and filter.  Since Type A is no longer available, what is the recommended replacement?   Will it be compatible with what is still left in the transmission?  Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 04:34:29 AM »

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Most people are using Dextron 3 or 4 with no problems at all.
 
Type A should be indicated on the bottle in the ratings.  Boy I remember thise days when you had 2 types.  A and F.
 
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Bill Mounteer

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 08:25:20 AM »


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I can relate to that, I've been cleaning out the crap in my garage and came across 3 NOS cans of type "A".  I stacked them beside the NOS spark plugs, points and air cleaner filter that I bought in about 1978. Look up "old pack-rat" in a dictionary and you might find a picture of me!

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 10:24:38 AM »

You could use chrysler ATF+3 in it
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Matt Aker

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 03:25:19 PM »

Type III Mercon replaced the others back in the '70s, so use a good brand Dextron Mercon III transmission fluid.  They are all compatible.  The Mercon IV is a semi-synthetic so DON'T do that!
 
Do you remember when Fhord used the "FA" tranny fluid?  Mercon II, then Mercon III replaced that too.... 
 
Type +3 and Mercon 5 are for newer OD trannys.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 08:35:00 PM »


Paul
Most people are using Dextron 3 or 4 with no problems at all.
 
Type A should be indicated on the bottle in the ratings.  Boy I remember thise days when you had 2 types.  A and F.
 
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No, that's arthritis

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 12:21:19 PM »

Mercon III is recommended by Chrysler manuals.  It's good stuff.  However,  I recently did a filter and fluid change on my buddy's V-6 Sebring, and the stuf I put in smelled worse than the stuff that came out.  It was gross!
 
Anyone else ever notice this?
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2008, 01:46:30 PM »

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the stuf I put in smelled worse than the stuff that came out.  It was gross!
 
 
What ARE you feeding Pepper the dog these days?????   I'm a little curious about the sniff-check, but never mind... 
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