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Unread 08-01-2015, 05:49 AM   #1
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Power Starring Fluid Change at 40,000 kilometers? ?

I was getting an oil change this week at 40,000 kilometers and the dealer recommended a power steering fluid change at a cost of $190.00. I passed on it. It seems every time I am in there for an oil change they try and fleece me for something.

Is this a requirement at 40,000 kilometers which would be substantially less converting
Kilometers to miles ?

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Unread 08-01-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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I was getting an oil change this week at 40,000 kilometers and the dealer recommended a power steering fluid change at a cost of $190.00. I passed on it. It seems every time I am in there for an oil change they try and fleece me for something. Is this a requirement at 40,000 kilometers which would be substantially less converting Kilometers to miles ?
No it is not ..... Fluid changes are a racket .... For normal driving just change your engine oil every 16,000 kilometers with full synthetic oil and motor on to 160,000 km
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Unread 08-01-2015, 03:01 PM   #3
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A lot of $tealerships put pressure on you to change fluids according to the Heavy Duty (taxi service, etc.) maintenance schedule. I've heard some even have their own "made up" schedules, that are not provided by FCA, that they try to push onto people.

You were right by declining. Stick to your regular maintenance schedule in the manual.
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Unread 08-01-2015, 05:22 PM   #4
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How do you 'fight it' when the severe service schedule is tied into a 'benefit package' of free oil changes and power train warranty offered by dealer???
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Unread 08-01-2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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190$ to change the power steering fluid? after 40 000km?

Want to waste 200$? Why not mail it to me?
How much is a bottle of PS fluid? 10$?
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Unread 08-02-2015, 12:00 PM   #6
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You are only required to follow schedule in manual for your warranty. Dealer trying to fleece you. Remember buyer beware.
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Unread 08-02-2015, 03:34 PM   #7
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the sad thing is that, IF at least they did a proper job, and did a full fluid change, that might be at least wrong but not too wrong, but usually they don't even do it, or they just turkey baster some out and refill. That's wrong.

When I did the fluid change on my maxima, it cost one container of atf which was 10$ or so, and took 15 minutes maybe, because I didn't know what I was doing.
Bacically, just umplug the return hose into a container, fill, and have someone turn the steering left and right while you refill. When the return line pours clean, whole system is flushed.... But, I did that at 200 000km.
IF you really want to play safe, you can just turkey baster pump out the reservoir, and refill. Once a year. Will keep it always fresh, for 10$ a year or less....

But how long do you plan to keep the jeep? if you keep for just 3-4 years, dont even touch it. Who cares.
My jeep is a 2011 and I havent even touched it yet, and you know what, I wont touch it for the next 3 years.
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