Thanks to Sheriff Buford T. Justice:
Date: April 27, 1998
NOTE: This bulletin supersedes Technical Service Bulletin 97-5—11 dated March 3, 1997.
A new automatic transmission fluid (MERCON V) was introduced in 1997 for use in vehicles equipped with a 4R44E or 5R55E transmission. In the 1998 model year, MERCON V fluid is now used in the 4R70W transmission and AX4S and AX4N transaxies. MERCON V is not interchangeable at this time with the current MERCON service fluids.
Using the incorrect fluid may cause transmission or transaxle concerns. Refer to Fig. 1 for proper fluid applications on current and past model vehicles equipped with a manual or automatic transmission or transaxie.
PARTS INFORMATION TABLE
Part Number Part Name
XT-5--QM MERCON V (Quart)
XT-5-DM MERCON V (55 Gallon Drum)