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1988 Ford F150,standard

I was wondering what type of fluid my truck takes in the transfer case, and the transmission. It is an 88 f150 and is standard.

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It dextron/mercon trans. fluid commonly used in automatic transmissions.

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What kind of fluid goes into transfer case?

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How do I add transmission fluid to a 1991 ford f150 standard transmission?

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