car repairs


Question by  FleurDH (26)

Is it safe to put Dextron in a Chrysler transmission?

I put Dextron in my Chrysler transmission.


Answer by  smac972 (179)

Dexron should not be used in Chrysler models after 1998. Replacing it with an ATF+4® fluid, or a product trusted as compatible is highly recommended.


Answer by  ryan1611 (45)

Of course, as long as your motor oil is long lasting and isnt over about 2 years old. Put Dextron in your engine and see your Chrysler become a monster


Answer by  widgit (65)

Dextron should be safe for your transmission. Read any disclaimers and check your manufacturers warranty to make sure it does not void anything.


Answer by  6ixk (1156)

I wouldn't suggest it because it has been known to warp valve jobs. Id take it to a pro and let them look at it. They will be able to tell you the cause instantly.


Answer by  nate (199)

it does not matter the brand name that you use for the automatic transmission fluid what you are going to have to be worried about is weather or not it is the right fluid specification.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

As long as it is automatic transmission fluid you should be ok. If it is the wrong fluid you will still be ok but you need to drain it and get the rights ATF in it.


Answer by  thetaxmancometh (14)

w It depends on the age of the vehicle. Dextron III is an older technology than ATF3 or ATF4. The newer materials that the manufacturer specifies benefits the longivity of the vehicle. ATF3 for ATF4 provides much better lubrication than Dextron. By using Dextron, you may decrease the life of your Transmission


Answer by  gordon (304)

Chrysler transmissions are well known to be finicky about their transmission fluids. They do not recommend using Dextron. You'd be fine with ATF + 4 that meets Chrysler specs. For newer cars after 2002) use ATF + 5.


Answer by  Steven (309)

There are only a few types of vehicles manufacturers that it would not be safe to put in the transmission. These are all imported vehicles such as BMW & Audi. A Chrysler would be safe.


Answer by  jasonreichart (30)

Typically no. Depending on the make and model of Chrysler that you drive you would probably use ATF +3 or ATF +4. I would read your owners manual for the correct type of fluid to use or ask your dealer.


Answer by  laura27 (1216)

Yes, but your motor has to be a long lasting kind of oil that isn't past 2 years old. Make sure its automatic transmission fluid. You also can try products of ATF3 or ATF4 products they are great products to use and give you better lubrication. Its best to check your car repair manual on what exact kind to use.

You have 50 words left!