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Changing transaxle, differential, trans fluids.

Wow - everything seems to be all over the board on pricing, oils, etc. I need to do my 30K and am looking for a good source for the axle fluid, transfer case fluid and transmission fluid. The dealer is out of their mind. They want $60 a quart???? Give me a break. This is the old Somerset dealer in Troy MI. Closed the sales office but the service area is open. The guys seemed clueless.

Does anyone have the part number for the axle fluid?

Looking for a good online source for fluids. Also trying to figure out if I have the limited slip to see if I really need the additive. I kind of doubt it but bought my 06 Commander used and it did not have a manual. Its a 4.7 with the tow package. Is there any obvious parts that I can spot to tell me?

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Are you sure that info is correct. There is no way they are selling fluid for $60 a quart. You might want to try a different dealer. For the differential fluid use 75W140 synthetic gear oil. I recommend Mobil 1.

You porbablly dont have the front and rear limited slip differentials as you have the 4.7 liter. It is possible but they arent as common. It would say QUADRA DRIVE II just below the gear shifter if you did have the limited slip differentials.




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For the differential fluid use 75W140 synthetic gear oil. I recommend Mobil 1.
The M1 is $18 per quart at Pep Boys, although I'm sure it can be found for less online. Along with the gasket and friction modifier, you're pushing $100 just for the DIY differential fluid change.
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What is the capacity of the front and rear diffs?

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Front

C200F (QT I & QT II)
57.5 oz ( 2 oz.)

C200FE (QD II)
57.5 oz ( 2 oz.)




Rear

C213R ( QT I & QT II)
70.0 oz. ( 2 oz.)

C213RE (QD II)
75.5 oz. ( 2 oz.)

226RBI (Dana 44)
76.0 oz. ( 2 oz.)



All models, all axles:
Mopar SAE 75W-140 Synthetic (API-GL5)
Mopar p/n 04874469 (MSRP $30.00)

*NOTE: Electronic (ELSD) axles require 118 ml (4 ounces) of Limited Slip Additive be added to the lubricant. ELSD axles are standard with Quadra-Drive II.

SRT8 models DO NOT require Limited Slip Additive.

Front and rear axle drain plug torque: 44 ft. lbs/60 Nm
Front axle cover bolts: 41 ft. lbs/56 Nm
Rear axle cover bolts: 30 ft. lbs/41 Nm


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The M1 is $18 per quart at Pep Boys, although I'm sure it can be found for less online. Along with the gasket and friction modifier, you're pushing $100 just for the DIY differential fluid change.
My dealer wants $150.00 per axel. I bought the fulids from the dealer $70.00 and local shop changed it for $40.00.

Also mine 06 is the 4.7 with QDII so it needs the friction mod in both axels. Is this only available from the dealer? I may change to Mobil 1
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My dealer wants $150.00 per axel. I bought the fulids from the dealer $70.00 and local shop changed it for $40.00.

Also mine 06 is the 4.7 with QDII so it needs the friction mod in both axels. Is this only available from the dealer? I may change to Mobil 1
Friction modifier\reducer was next to the M1 at pep boys. I think it was $7 for a 4oz tube
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Thanks. Don't see any badge about the Quadra drive but will have a different dealer confrim. Heard good things about Royal Purple 75W-140. But trying to confirm if I need to bother with additional additive. Anyone else looked at this?
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Thanks. Don't see any badge about the Quadra drive but will have a different dealer confrim. Heard good things about Royal Purple 75W-140. But trying to confirm if I need to bother with additional additive. Anyone else looked at this?
Im actually running Royal Purple in my front differential and Mobil 1 in the rear. I had a freek accident and had no choice but to fill the front up with Royal Purple at that time as no one had Mobil 1 in stock. Ill be swapping it out soon and changing back to Mobil 1 in the front. Ill let you know how the Royal Purple looks when I drain it out.




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