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I have a hemi commander with the hydraulic fan. A few years back, I got MOPAR HYDRAULIC FLUID for 20 bucks a pop. Now came a condenser/trans cooler replacement, which requires taking the fan off, and losing fluid.

When I go to the dealer, he told me the fluid waa unavalible anywhere and ATF+4 has superseeded it. He seemed kinda uninterested in his job and didnt care, so I called other dealers, and found similar info. Only one dealer, 240 miles away had a few quarts in stock...


1. Is the fluid avalible at your local dealer?
2. How can a newer fluid be "superseeded" to an older fluid ?

3. Is there a TSB or something that claims this?

4. If I use ATF+4 , whats the best way to drain the whole system so they dont mix, or is that not a big deal?

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Here is where I bought mine https://amazon.com/gp/product/B007NNVV3M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I have a hemi commander with the hydraulic fan. A few years back, I got MOPAR HYDRAULIC FLUID for 20 bucks a pop. Now came a condenser/trans cooler replacement, which requires taking the fan off, and losing fluid.

When I go to the dealer, he told me the fluid waa unavalible anywhere and ATF+4 has superseeded it. He seemed kinda uninterested in his job and didnt care, so I called other dealers, and found similar info. Only one dealer, 240 miles away had a few quarts in stock...


1. Is the fluid avalible at your local dealer?
2. How can a newer fluid be "superseeded" to an older fluid ?

3. Is there a TSB or something that claims this?

4. If I use ATF+4 , whats the best way to drain the whole system so they dont mix, or is that not a big deal?

Thanks
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I was using ATF4 for power steering fluid but about three years ago switched to PENRAY #3832 Global Synthetic Power Steering Fluid for my Jeep Commander and my other MOPAR vehicles It says it meets Chrysler MS-10838, as well as many other Chrysler standards (and so works for my whole fleet). I have had no issues and it is green not red like ATF4 so easier to tell what is leaking.
 

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Lucas hydraulic fluid works just fine. A gallon will be enough left over for when you have to replace your radiator in the future.


Use a turkey baster to suck out the old fluid and refill. Do this a few times to get most of the old fluid out.
 
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