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Have a 2004 Hemi Durango 5.7. Today I drained all my fluid in the pan from when the dealership did it. I installed a plug so no filters were changed this time around. Noticed that only 4 Qts. came out. I put 5 Qts. of AMSOIL back in. Did I overfill? I didnt change filters this time. Does the filters hold much fluid?
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Should be 6 quarts for the engine!But you stated transmission in the thread? Transmission is 16 quarts if I remember correctly.
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Have a 2004 Hemi Durango 5.7. Today I drained all my fluid in the pan from when the dealership did it. I installed a plug so no filters were changed this time around. Noticed that only 4 Qts. came out. I put 5 Qts. of AMSOIL back in. Did I overfill? I didnt change filters this time. Does the filters hold much fluid?
When you drain the transmission fluid from the pan only, you get ~6-7 quarts of the 16 quarts in the system. 4 quarts seems a little low. You may want to check you fluid level.
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Yes, transmission fluid, not engine oil. I agree is seems low to me too. Only 4 Qts. drained out. (Pan only) I put 5 back in.However, Now I let the engine sit off for more than 2 hours and checked the stick again and it still reads on the "hot" mark. I can touch it and it feels room temp if not colder. Should"nt it read "cold"...? Makes me think I put too much in.
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Yes, transmission fluid, not engine oil. I agree is seems low to me too. Only 4 Qts. drained out. (Pan only) I put 5 back in.However, Now I let the engine sit off for more than 2 hours and checked the stick again and it still reads on the "hot" mark. I can touch it and it feels room temp if not colder. Should"nt it read "cold"...? Makes me think I put too much in.
Are you checking it with the engine running? The engine should be running when checking the transmission fluid level.
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There is a spot on the stick for "cold" and "Hot" and two dots for each...I thought that meant when the engine is cold and not running it should read cold, my mistake. I will check it later and follow-up with ya guys. Thanks for your help.
Owners manual procedure:1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operatingtemperature. Owners manual indicates this is after 15 miles of driving.2. The vehicle must be on level ground.3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brakepedal.4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gearposition ending with the lever in P (Park).5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it untilseated.6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level onboth sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operatingtemperature. Verify that solid coating of oil is seen onboth sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add asrequired into the dipstick tube. Do not overfill. After
Read the dipstick to see if trans level should be checked in neutral and running of course, it makes a difference if u check in park and sticks sez neutral
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There"s really no way to fully drain the trans fluid without having the machine right? I"d rather get rid of all of it and put in Royal Purple tranny oil. It"ll be expensive but it"s worth the investment especially if I drive sorta hard on my D a lot.
There"s really no way to fully drain the trans fluid without having the machine right? I"d rather get rid of all of it and put in Royal Purple tranny oil. It"ll be expensive but it"s worth the investment especially if I drive sorta hard on my D a lot.
Unless you drop the tranny to rebuild it or something, the fluid in the torque converter will not come out without the flush machine. Are you sure you want to replace the stock ATF +4 with Royal purple? The Chrysler spec"d ATF+4 is a fully synthetic tranny fluid already. It"s supposed to be pretty darn good. I wouldn"t think there would be too much benefit doing the switch.
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look for a place with BG services, i just got my tranny flushed and both axles changed truck feels alot smoother
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When you check the fluid make sure that the Durango"s transmission is warm. A couple minutes of driving is helpful to warm it up. For the Durango, the Torque Convertor fills in either Park or Neutral so it doesn"t matter which one you check it in.
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Unless you drop the tranny to rebuild it or something, the fluid in the torque converter will not come out without the flush machine. Are you sure you want to replace the stock ATF +4 with Royal purple? The Chrysler spec"d ATF+4 is a fully synthetic tranny fluid already. It"s supposed to be pretty darn good. I wouldn"t think there would be too much benefit doing the switch.
All the info I"ve seen on Royal Purple points to being even more superior to full synthetics. Any extra amount of protection is good if you don"t drive like a 90yr granny, which I"m most definately will probably never do. I don"t abuse my D but then again I don"t baby her either.
Only use Mopar ATF+4 - anything else you will be taking a chance of getting rough gear changes. Amsol is not ATF +4.
Amsoil is not "Mopar" ATF 4?? Is says that right on the bottle as being one of it"s spec"s among others?.... But yes, I get your point. Probably better to stick with the original stuff.

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Chrysler trannys have been known to be quite picky based on the fluids that are in it - all of their TSB"s keep harping on using ATF+4. I can buy a quart of ATF+4 at WalMart for $3.50 a quart - Amsol has to be 3 times this price so why not just use what the factory says and save your $$$ and buy the good stuff for the crank case.
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