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Unread 11-04-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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What type of power steering fluid is called for? Users manual was stolen and my fsm in is my parents garage about 60 miles away. Pumps been squeelin and the fluid is low.

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Unread 11-04-2004, 10:39 PM   #2
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What type of power steering fluid is called for? Users manual was stolen and my fsm in is my parents garage about 60 miles away. Pumps been squeelin and the fluid is low.

Thanks.
I have a 2004 TJ. The owners manual says mopar automatic transmission fluid. My 2002 Grand Cherokee owners manual says mopar power steering fluid.

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Unread 11-05-2004, 08:25 AM   #3
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Yep, be careful as the 2004's specify Mopar ATF+4 ONLY (the red stuff). At some point after the 2002 model year this changed from the usual Mopar Power steering fluid (brown) as the previous post pointed out. Not sure why the change.
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Yep, be careful as the 2004's specify Mopar ATF+4 ONLY (the red stuff). At some point after the 2002 model year this changed from the usual Mopar Power steering fluid (brown) as the previous post pointed out. Not sure why the change.
Chrysler sent out a TSB a while back to switch (I think) 2000 models and up to ATF from power steering fluid. I think the reason was the power steering fluid had some performance issues in very cold weather. It was a bit too thick for the pump...
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Unread 11-05-2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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Chrysler issued a Power Steering TSB # 19-005-03, dated Aug. 29, 2003 directed to this issue. Your '02 TJ originally had MS5931 PS fluid. According to the TSB, this MS5931 fluid is the one to use to top off as well. The part number for MS5931 is 04883077 (quart).

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Unread 11-05-2004, 10:04 AM   #6
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When I install my new power steering cooler sometime in the next few weeks, I'll be switching to Valvoline's synthetic power steering fluid. I've read and heard nothing but praise for its ability to withstand hot PS fluid temps better like we get on some of our local desert tight-twisty trails.

I am not sure that it is compatible with regular PS fluid so I can't recommend it unless you plan to completely drain the PS system like I'll be doing.
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