I'm going to be dropping and replacing my transmission pan since it's rusted and has started leaking. I recently bought my Durango (2000 5.9L R/T) and unfortunately the owners manual is for a 2003 so I can't go by that. I haven't looked at the fill cap to see if it says anything about this but was hoping someone could give me concrete info on which tranny fluid I should be using. I've done a brief bit of online research and have found for Dodge, only use ATF fluid, but that the ATF-4 can be incompatable with some seals on older transmissions.
If there is a doubt about which grade of ATF to use, follow the owners manual recommendation. AFT+4 in certain specific tests was shown to be incompatible with certain seal material. This incompatibility may cause a premature failure depending on the duty cycle of the vehicle. The fluid will work as intended however, it may cause a seal failure.[/blockquote]
Can someone with a 2000 Durango shed some light?
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It should be ATF+3. ATF+4 also has the additives you seek. I know a lot of people use+4 here were ATF+3 is used. You should need about 12-14 quarts. Make sure that you replace the filter and wipe off the magnet in the bottom of the pan and put it in the new pan. You want a magnet in the bottom. This will help keep medal fragments out of your trany.
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If It's a 5.9L RT I think it has a 46re trans
You can use +3 or +4
I would go with +3 as your only replacing 4-5 quarts
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