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hey guy have you changed it. it might sound stupid i had a tahoes 160k mile son it and didnt change the fluid once. A old mechanic told my dad not to reaplce it why do you think that is. I heard atf is something is good what you guys do thanks
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Chrysler ATF+4 is designed to go 100k barring any sort of mechanical failure or contamination. Personally, I'd not let mine go that long but changing it at 30k isn't necessary either. I like to see it done around the 50k-60k mark when it's in something like a truck or high perfromance vehicle.
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The owners manual for my year says to have it changed at 120,000 miles (200,000 kms) unless its used under harsh conditions. Not sure I would ever let mine go that long. For harsh conditions it recommends changing it at 60,000 miles (100,000 kms).
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wow GUYS!!! thanks all so fast responses i change it at 60k maby idk i scared because my guy said don't have to change it
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wow GUYS!!! thanks all so fast responses i change it at 60k maby idk i scared because my guy said don't have to change it
Nope, never a bad thing to do. Small price to pay really.
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so there no harsh in changing it i mean it sounds stupid not to he like i wondent what could it possibly do it would help not hurt it
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I got a good analogy for ATF fluid.

The fluid is like sandpaper since it has some particles in it. The longer you use it the less friction there is. It is like when you use sandpaper a lot it looses its effectiveness. So when you change the fluid it is like gettin a new piece of sandpaper. When you change the fluid you will notice a difference in the shifts.

I know when I changed mine it was so much better. The shifts were much smoother and better! I did mine at 60,000kms and I will do it at 120,000kms next. it is good to change it regularly! I would suggest looking at Amsoils ATF fluid, it sounds really good! I did my change at the dealer so I used the Chrysler ATF
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I change my fluid like i change tranny's..lol...often! done it at least 4x so far...
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