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Old 04-18-2012, 03:16 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, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would stick with the 30k interval.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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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Revisiting this thread because it came up in a search I had for the question of mileage interval.

My question now is, do I need any kind of special tool to change the fluid in my 2009? I seem to recall a friend of mine saying that he needed one for his.
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If you're just going to do a drain and refill...then I believe it's a 10MM socket for the drain plug. It's the lower of the two you'll see on the trans case when you get under the car. Just don't over torque when you put it back in as the trans case is aluminum. That will net you 5 qts using that method...that's roughly half of the total fill. I've done mine 3 times....so basically probably have around 90% new fluid doing it this way. Ford uses a machine to force the fluid out and put new fluid in...my local dealer charges about $140.00 to do this.

Hope this helps...

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Awesome! Thank you Jeff.
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