Good to hear the shop fixing it. Screw ups can happen to the best, but it's the way they deal with them that shows their true level of competency and professionalism.
Squeaky wheel gets the ATF+4. :thumb:He confirmed: they are going to use the van's transmission to cycle 14 qts of Mopar ATF +4 through the machine suing the cooler line they will use no cleansers or additives; it's a simple fluid exchange
they will simply watch the return line for it to match the color of the supply no filter change (not super concerned about the tiny amount of the MAXLIFE that could be left in there)
*bonus* he will also turn the front rotors for no charge.
Overall, he's really stepped up to make things right with me.
Just an FYI, Valvoline actually makes the ATF+4 for Chrysler. So there is no danger lol. It is a synthetic product as well.New owner of a 2009 SE Grand Caravan with 70000 miles. It's primary use will be for Uber, so it should follow the severe maintenance schedule. Starting with ATF service. I chose my favorite local shop since I don't have enough time or experience with this kind of project at home.
They did the work (pan drop, filter replacement, add back the missing ATF fluid) yesterday, and the work order shows they put in five quarts of Valvoline MAXLIFE ATF. I drove it the two miles back home and later had a tiny bothersome thought; "Was that the correct fluid?"
After some research online, the answer was maybe.
I drove into the shop this morning (in my daily driver), showed him the compatibility chart from Valvoline and how it recommends ATF +4 for any Chrysler newer than 1999, then calmly asked him to convince me I was wrong. :biggrin:
http://www.carquestprofessionals.com/catalogs/chemicals/V-6217 ATF Application NON-Laminated Guide 6.10.13.pdf
The tech pointed out that their lubricant supplier told them that MAXLIFE is fine for any Chrysler out of warranty. I again thought maybe.
He's already agreed to flush the system and replace it with AT +4 for no charge.
I want to be at least mostly certain about the information I'm finding. I'm not an expert, but I can see in the image I attached that the values are different. But only by a little. How much does the difference matter? I couldn't find the properties for Mopar's ATF +4. :jpshakehe
Just an FYI, Valvoline actually makes the ATF+4 for Chrysler. So there is no danger lol. It is a synthetic product as well.
The problem is that Chrysler has very specific needs for it's transmission fluid.Just an FYI, Valvoline actually makes the ATF+4 for Chrysler. So there is no danger lol. It is a synthetic product as well.