Just obtained a Mazda Tribute (Ford Escape) in great shape with a solid motor. Only tran history I can confirm from the VIN is it was "replaced" 40k ago. Inspection reveals the tell-tale markings it's not new rather most likely a rebuild. The shop that did the work has poor records, but says they do full rebuilds as their main line of work. Whatever, just a little background. The Tran is throwing the dreaded P1744 TCC code on the highway with the flashing OD light. Here's the question: The fluid is super clean, nice and red, but my nose clearly tells me it's not Merc V. I have bottles of MercV and it has a distinct sardine/fish smell, whereas the stuff in this tran is *very* sweet smelling. Not burned at all as far as I can tell, and possibly a little more slippery to the touch (though who can really tell) :-) Is there any way I can a) determine if it's the wrong fluid or b) do a complete flush myself so I *know* it gets the right fluid? In anyone's experience could this slippery sweet stuff possibly be Amsoil or Mobil Synthetic or one of the other alternatives often discussed here? Thanks!