HOW TO: Change your Power Steering fluid

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  1. ShafferNY

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  2. Jeeps_DONT_Flip

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    Okay. My Jeep has regular power steering fluid, but from researching I hear that ATF 4 is better and will better stop the whining noise. My question is, can I change over to ATF 4 without any problems?
     
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    Only if you do a complete flush... the Mopar Steering Fluid and ATF cannot be mixed.

    Cheers :)
     
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    How would you do a complete flush?

    I don't think I would need to flush my steering fluid based on the chart here
    http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2003/19-005-03.htm
    in the factory fill section

    i have 2002 jeep liberty renegade v6 3.7l so, hopefully the sucking out/filling, then moving the steering wheel back and forth, then repeating few times will be ok
     
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    Idk if you need to perform a complete flush... But since you have a 2002, from factory you must have Power Steering Fluid... Only since 2004 KJ's were filled with ATF+4.

    Cheers! :)
     
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    According to the work orders I collected, the power steering system was flushed at 20k miles. Doesn't say however what fluid they used. I guess I'll dip my finger into the reservoir and see what fluid they used. Suppose to be ATF+4, but ya never know.
     
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    your right, I do have Power Steering Fluid and I was going to swich it to the ATF+4 but the return line for the Power Steering Fluid seemed like more work to get at to do a full flush then I wanted to do, so i am just going to suck out old fluid buy some freash Power Steering Fluid refill, start engine, turn wheel back and forth, and repeat a few times
     
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    got some pyroil ps from advance auto parts (gallon size)for under 16$ (would have gotten valvoline but they were out)

    valvoline, castrol and pyroil all say on there containers that they meet Chrysler Spec. 5931,

    prestone ps says on the bottle that they meet service requirements of chrysler, but dosn't mention that particular spec. I emailed them and they said "if you vechicle calls for regular power steering fluid there's will work"

    sucked out the old fluid and refilled, then turned the wheel back and forth, will do a few more cyles of this about ever other week
     
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    I got to do this soon when i do all the fluid changes, i just wonder if they have ATF+4 or power steering fluid in my 06 right now....
     
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    Originally Posted by AlexKJ
    Idk if you need to perform a complete flush... But since you have a 2002, from factory you must have Power Steering Fluid... Only since 2004 KJ's were filled with ATF+4.
    Cheers!

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    probably atf+4 can you tell does it look redish in color, regular power steering fluid is clearish/amber(orangeish/yellow)

    now the fluid maybe dirty and look black like mine did, also your owners manual will say to either use power steering fluid or atf+4
     
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    OK I read threw the whole post and I still have a puzzled look on my face, it seems to be unclear what type of steering fluid was originally used for the KJ and what steering fluid it is to be replaced with. It would be nice if some one can confirm if ATF+4 is to be used or Power Steering Fluid MS-5931 or MS993. I found a PDF of the service bulletin in this post and it states this

    KJ 2002 - 2004 FACTORY FILL POWER STEERING FLUID MS9602
    KJ 2002 - 2004 APPROVED SERVICE POWER STEERING FLUID MS9602

    Are their any newer TSBs that state different or can I safely assume that my 2002 has ATF+4 for the power steering ?

    EDIT just found an other TSB with information regarding 02 - 06 KJ again stating they are to have ATF+4

     
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    The power steering in my 2002 takes ATF+4... I think that's what you're asking.
     
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    ATF+4? Aint that trans. fluid?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Yup ATF+4 is trans fluid and it goes in you power steering as well when you own a jeep
     
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    other than colour (seeing as my fluid is old ) is their a way to identifly the fluid that in my power steering system a the moment ?