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Old 04-29-2009, 03:46 PM
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Default New truck to me don't no what to use

Hello all. I just bought my 04 1500 and its got a 5.7 hemi. I am in California and don't no what oil to use. I have always had Jeeps with the 4.0 6cyl. Also, tranny fluid, and anything else that has to do with maintnense.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:42 PM
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No owners manual? What does the dealer say? Usually, the 5.7L Hemi uses 10W-40 engine oil. Some folks run a synthetic.

I assume you have an auto trans? If so, Mopar ATF+4 & nothing else.

Which gear oil you use in the front and rear axle depends on your vehicle's specific model. In 1998-2004 Dodge Ram pickups, the 1500 model 4x4 front axle requires GL-5 SAE 75W90 gear oil. The 1500 model rear axle requires Mopar synthetic gear lubricant SAE75W140. If you have a limited slip rear differential, add 4 oz of Mopar limited slip additive. To determine if you have a limited slip rear differential, call your dealer and have your VIN available when you call.

Hope this helps!
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