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Old 03-02-2008, 09:01 AM   #1
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Am I panicing over nothing???

As you all know i took my jeep in for service last friday. I do not have the place or tools to do things correctly, besides its still winter here and i don't want to be laying on the ground when its cold out, so i decided to trust the local jeep dealer for my service work. ( the jeep dealer that i took it to was about 80 miles south of me in Fargo, ND) I had the front and rear differentials done, they put in 80W140 gearlube, in the transfer case they put in ATF+5, and in my manual transmission they put in ATF+5.
As soon as i picked up my jeep, i questioned them about putting ATF+5 in my Transmission. I have the NV3550 5speed manual and read numerous threads about using only Mopar manual trans fluid or Royal Purple synchromax. He said their service bulletin now states that when doing service on the NV3550 to refill with ATF+5, because it has a better formulation and synthetics added to it. I have found no evidence of this after searching for 2 days on the internet. How can i find this service bulletin to assure myself?

My transmission shifts just like it did before and i hear no weird noises. Yesterday i did hear a squeak for about 30 seconds, but i think that was because i washed my jeep the day before, and it was pretty cold yesterday morning, Like 9 degrees out. I have already driven it about 100 miles since getting my service work done, and i feel nothing out of the ordinary. I went to this jeep dealership because they sell alot of Jeeps, especially wranglers. My jeep dealer in town here only sells like one or two wranglers a year and i don't trust them like i do the other place. Just my feeling when i walk in a place which means alot to me.

I also bought a 3 year warranty when i bought my jeep, bumper to bumper. Being that i have the service work on paper and i have the warranty should i just not worry about it, and if something happens then pursue it. What would you do? I do really like this dealership and i would hate to think that they would put something in that would cause damage later down the road.

I feel pretty dumb for not knowing these answers, I used to do most maintainance on vehicles myself before our big flood when i had the place and tools to do everything. Now i just to the real simple stuff like changing the oil in the engine and washing it.

If any of you have any knowledge about this, or some usefull advice please do post and help me out. I would hate to ruin something for my own stupidity or lack of knowledge there of.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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Shouldn't hurt some manuals use atf. My brothers mtx-75 in his ford uses atf.

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:36 AM   #3
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Yeah, being under warranty and having it on paper, I would say you are covered.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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yikes... id drain it and run PENNZOIL SYNCHROMESH...
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yikes... id drain it and run PENNZOIL SYNCHROMESH...
why? The atf should be fine.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:00 PM   #6
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im sure thet know what theyre doing. you can have them print out the bulliten. they use that fluid becaue they know its fine and cheaper.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:38 PM   #7
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I went to the Jeep dealer in town here instead of driving 80 miles to go to the one i went to last friday. I asked them about ATF+5, and what kind of fluid should be in my transmission. I also asked about a service bulletin on my transmission.
1st of all they said there is no such thing as AFT+5. He said mopars latest ATF is ATF+4.
2nd he said that my transmission should have Mopar Manual Transmission Fluid part number 4874464. I asked about other acceptable fluids, and he said he doesn't know of any, and none is listed.
3rd He checked for service bulletins on my transmission, and he said there was none on putting in an alternative fluid.

I am really dissappointed in the jeep dealer in fargo. I guess i learned my lesson. The jeep dealership here seems to be much more honest and knowledgable even though they don't sell as many jeeps as the one in Fargo. The dealership here let me watch as the guy switched it out so i know he is putting in the correct fluid. I thought that was nice.

5speed manual Transmission NV3550 use Mopar Manual Transmission Fluid part number 4874464
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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this is why i said Pennzoil syncromesh..

http://www.pennzoil.com/products/gea...cro_fluid.html

Suitable for use in Chrylser transaxles and transmissions requiring Part No. 4874464
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:14 PM   #9
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Thanks, I may try the Pennzoil synchromesh or the royal purple sychromax next time. Right now im just happy i have the correct fluid back in my transmission. I'm not sure if i should call up the other place and give them hell or just leave it alone and learn from this.

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