Is ATF the same as Dexron?
DEXRON is the trade name for a group of technical specifications of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) created by General Motors (GM).
Is ATF the same as Type F transmission fluid?
Ford Type F—an old ATF first introduced in 1967 and used in all Ford products prior to 1977, and in some until 1980; also used in various import vehicles of the period, including Mercury Capri, Jaguar, Mazda, Saab, Toyota, and Volvo. Type F is not compatible with any other ATF.
Can you mix ATF and Dexron?
As to ATF, no problem mixing Dexron and Type F, one can actually fine tune shift harshness as Type F is in fact “grippier”.
Is Mercon V same as MV?
“Mercon 5” type fluid is used in few Mazda models. ATF M-V is much more common. Like previous reviewer noted, Mazda issued a service bulletin stating that ATF M-V is not equivalent to “Mercon V”, the use of which could damage a transmission.
What happens if you use the wrong transmission fluid?
Using the wrong fluid can cause poor lubrication, overheating, and possibly transmission failure. A mechanic might not be able to reverse the damage, even by flushing the transmission. Mistakenly adding motor oil or brake fluid can also destroy your transmission.
Can I use ATF 4 instead of Dexron?
ATF+4 has specific additives designed for specific Chrysler transmissions. The additives and the make up of the fluid keeps the transmission working properly. If you put the wrong fluid in at best it won’t shift right, at worst it will ruin the transmission. Dexron is the same thing only for Chevy vehicles.
Can you mix Dexron 3 and ATF 4?
So far as mixing ATF+3 and ATF+4, no problem as ATF+4 is just a newer version of ATF+3 and they are compatible. Don’t use any other type of ATFs in your transmission though Colin…
What replaces ATF Type F?
This type of drive train fluid should not be used in automatics that require Type F. It can be replaced with Mercon or Mercon V specification.
What kind of fluid goes in a 4l60e?
What Type of Transmission Fluid Does The 4l60e Use? The recommeded transmission fluid for the GM 4l60e is Dexron 3 / Dexron 6 / Dex Merc. Since its release in 1993, Dexron 3 (Dex III) was the recommended transmission fluid for the 4l60e. Overtime however, Dex III was phased out and GM released Dex VI in 2005.
What happens if you use the wrong type of transmission fluid?