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I have a 1997 350, from the search it looks like I can use mercon V for the power steering pump, but it only specified year 2000 and up..

will my 1997 be good with mercon V?
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Yes. I believe Mercon V is a synthetic blend or use a full synthetic ATF.

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it will work just fine. thats whats in mine.

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Is there someting wrong using power steering fluid instead ATF?


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It's not a syn blend
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Motorcraft® MERCON® V Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and Power Steering Fluid

Premium-quality dual-use fluid for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles
Can be used in vehicles requiring MERCON® V or MERCON® type automatic
if u want I easy to buy full syn Mobil has a Mercon / V ATF in most parts stores

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It's not a syn blend


if u want I easy to buy full syn Mobil has a Mercon / V ATF in most parts stores

it's what I run
Ah, OK, thank you, Im going to change it as soon as I can.


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the spec on what ford calls for is atf, not standard powersteering fluid. ^^^ so u may wana flush it and change it but u prolly will not have a problem with what your running now

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the spec on what ford calls for is atf, not standard powersteering fluid. ^^^ so u may wana flush it and change it but u prolly will not have a problem with what your running now
Thank you, but the problem is that when my high pressure hose blown, somebody recomended to use standard powersteering fluid, so I did Besides no to be synthetic are there any other issues using it? Should I change it ASAP?


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Someone reported less steering and brake power with PS fluid than with ATF.
I would flush it when you get a chance with regular ATF or full synthetic ATF.



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It's not a syn blend


if u want I easy to buy full syn Mobil has a Mercon / V ATF in most parts stores

it's what I run
Chemical Name

PETROLEUM DISTILLATES
HYDROTREATED HEAVY
PARAFFINIC

PETROLEUM DISTILLATES,
HYDROTREATED LIGHT
PARAFFINIC

PETROLEUM DISTILLATES,
CATALYTIC, REFORMER
FRACTIONATOR RES.
PARAFFIN OILS - LUBRICATING
OILS (PETROLEUM) C15-30
HYDROTREATED, NEUTRAL OIL
BASED

This is from the MSDS. A full synthetic will not have petroleum in it.

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