Ford recommends using Motorcraft Mercon ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) XT-2-QDX or equivalent Mercon ATF fluid (Dexron Mercon III).
- Start the engine and let id idle for 2 or 3 minutes.
- Turn the steering wheel all the way to the right and left several times to help warm the fluid and force it circulate.
- Check the fluid level in the reservoir. It should be at the FULL COLD mark.
- If the level is low, fill the reservoir up to the FULL COLD mark with the appropriate fluid, but do not overfill the system or problems in the system can occur.