I think you are correct about the owner's manual never showing any change interval for tranny for normal driving conditions and I think it is 30k for severe conditions. So that is what Dodge recommends. But the maintenance schedule in the manual only goes to 100K miles I think. Also the original ATF+4 containers said it was a "fill for life" fluid, leaving you to believe that it never needs changed?Skunkworks said:When you look in your owners manual, it never shows anything about the transmission service. I know that eventually I will need to replace the tranny filter, and fluid, but when? Anyone know what dodge recommends for this?
::sigh::trepse79 said:now if you never change it from the beggining when the car was new don't try it. the oil is thicker and the seals have gotten use to the thicker oil. if you change it the seals might start leaking. depending on how worn is your tranny
GR8WHT said:And don't go for a "tranny flush". Have them pull the pan, CLEAN the pan and magnet, and replace filter and fluid.
All trany flushes do is force clean oil through a dirty filter and leaves all the debies in the pan.
lextrep said:*If you ask the service dept. they are going to recomend changing it(probably around 30K) --but they don't make any money by not changing it!
*mine has 166K and transmission has never been touched. Fluid still bright red and smells new.
You are the man of the month. Incredible that the trans still acts and looks like new.