Originally Posted by lxman1
What fluid do they use?
This CVT isn't new technology;
in fact, the unit is similar to the CVT
found in many Nissans since 2002.
It all begins with the basics, and
nothing gets more basic than checking
fluid, right? The CVT uses a special
fluid, designated CVTF+4, which
is specifically designed for the CVT.
According to DaimlerChrysler, the unit
requires this special fluid because of the
“higher pressure, special metal alloys,
and the critical need to prevent belt
slippage.” For ID purposes, the fluid is
green and, according to the manufacturer,
even a small amount of regular ATF
will cause severe damage to the CVT.
The one-quart bottle is part number
05191184AA and the five-gallon jug is
part number 05191185AA.
The fluid actually has a rubber ingredient in it to
insure that belt slippage due to torque is minimized.
If you are interested I have several articles on the Jatco/Chrysler
CVT they are in Adobe .pdf format pm me with your email address
and I'll fire them off.If you want the parts/service manual I would suggest
you log on to caliberforumz dot com they are availiable there as well as
all the TSBs.