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Old 04-18-2012, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2008-2009 Taurus Transmission Fluid Change Interval

I have scoured the manuals and they basically say don't touch the fluid if you are not having problems.

Is there a recommended mileage based fluid change interval for the 2008-2009s?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would stick with the 30k interval.
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I took mine to the dealer when i first purchased it used to have the fluid changed, it had 37K miles. They looked up my vin number and told me i did not need to change the fluid, the transmission in my car has a 100k mile change interval.
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Actually the recommended change interval is 150,000 miles according to the maintenance guide. However, I think most of us will agree that might be too long unless the car is driven gently and has mostly highway miles. I would go with a 60,000 mile interval unless the car is severe service, in which case I would recommend 30,000 mile intervals.

The 2008 and 2009 Taurus has the 6F50 transmission that specifies MERCON V fluid. Later years switched to the MERCON LV fluid, but it is not backwards compatible.
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I recently took my car to the dealer with 100,000 KM's on it. They said the fluid was fine, and it didn't need to be changed. I heard somewhere that this fluid is good for the life of the car?
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Interval is 150,000 miles or 240,000 km as stated above, so it is NOT a lifetime fluid. If the dealer said it was fine, someone might have changed it once already. Either way I would have it checked again at 150,000 km.
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can i use maxlife for an 09 taurus? if i wanna put in lubegard red, i just dump in the entire bottle through the dipstick, correct?
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