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post #1 of 8 Old 01-26-2004, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Alternatives to ATF+4?

Already tried the search. Changing my auto tranny fluid is one of the few maintenance items I prefer not to do myself, but I'm tired of getting raped by the stealership. Of course, according to them, Mopar ATF+4 is the ONLY fluid I should use. I know some of you have used Amsoil, Redline, etc. Are those FOR SURE O.K. to use in my '02 auto? Any other advice (the more specific, the better) would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-26-2004, 12:12 PM
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I don't have an auto, but my transfercase calls for the ATF Plus and I am having great luck with Royal Purple. Some of the wine seems to have gone away when I'm in 4hi. Just switched over both axles, tranny, and tcase to it and everything seems smoother (i.e. shifting, coasting, etc..)

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Already tried the search. Changing my auto tranny fluid is one of the few maintenance items I prefer not to do myself, but I'm tired of getting raped by the stealership. Of course, according to them, Mopar ATF+4 is the ONLY fluid I should use. I know some of you have used Amsoil, Redline, etc. Are those FOR SURE O.K. to use in my '02 auto? Any other advice (the more specific, the better) would be greatly appreciated.

I can't help you with that but out of sheer curiosity, how much did the dealer ask for?
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Already tried the search. Changing my auto tranny fluid is one of the few maintenance items I prefer not to do myself, but I'm tired of getting raped by the stealership. Of course, according to them, Mopar ATF+4 is the ONLY fluid I should use. I know some of you have used Amsoil, Redline, etc. Are those FOR SURE O.K. to use in my '02 auto? Any other advice (the more specific, the better) would be greatly appreciated.
I put amsoil in my 02 auto and it is for sure safe for Chrysler ATF-4, looked it up and called tech support. I also had rough shifting after the dealership rebuilt my tranny (02 does NOT have a remote breather on the tranny or anything else for that matter), I put in the Amsoil and it made a world if difference, I was going to take it in and complain but I am very happy with the performance now. If you are looking for Amsoil send me a PM, I have a dealer who gets me pretty good deals. GL, AL

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I can't help you with that but out of sheer curiosity, how much did the dealer ask for?
Get this! Are you sitting down? $230!!!! Luckily, I've been using those manufacturer service coupons I get in the mail which are $89.95. Of course, there's fine print which specifies extra charges for "special fluid", etc. which along with the "extra labor" charge because of my MOPAR engine skid bumps it up to about $130 or so. My dealer service manager is such a weasel.
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Get this! Are you sitting down? $230!!!! Luckily, I've been using those manufacturer service coupons I get in the mail which are $89.95. Of course, there's fine print which specifies extra charges for "special fluid", etc. which along with the "extra labor" charge because of my MOPAR engine skid bumps it up to about $130 or so. My dealer service manager is such a weasel.
That is impressive! I canít believe that someone would actually pay for that. 4 changes = one rebuilt.

Do they just drop the pan or do a complete flush of all the fluid?
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Do they just drop the pan or do a complete flush of all the fluid?
Drop the pan, change filter (or so they say), and refill.
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One more option: Redline C+ ATF is specifically designed for the Chrysler spec. Tech support at Redline will confirm that it is suitable for all +4 applications.

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