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redjeepx, Ankeny, IA, November 16, 2010, 15:52
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Why would a dealer want me to get my driveline flushed at 14,000 miles. I have not towed anything or gone off road. I use 4wd in the winter part time. I did however upgrade my tires an rims.
Kris
Ankeny, IA

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    November 16, 2010, 15:53
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    look at your schedule in your owners manual for reccomended times for changing fluids. depending on your driving habits, you can determine when you need those services performed.

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    redjeepx, November 16, 2010, 16:39
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    Thanks

    What is a driveline? I drive 15 miles a day. Book says 18,000 inspect front and rear axle fluid.
    I looked at the transmission fluid and it is red like it should be. Unit does not vibrate or knock. Book says 60,000 miles for transfer case. Is this a scam to get money.

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    delane 72 garage and body shop, November 16, 2010, 18:06
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    just to make money probley that is no miles at all

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    November 18, 2010, 14:24
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    Most dealerships and independent shops will attempt to sell these "Fluid Flushes" as it is a huge profit margin for them and they usually receive a kick back from the Aftermarket Companies Marketing these flushes.

    This Discussion is a publication from CHRYSLER pertaining to Fluid Flushes and is shared by all of the major auto manufacturers.

    DISCUSSION:
    Chrysler Group vehicle fluid systems do NOT require regular flushing. These systems include: engine oil, transmission oil, axle lube, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and refrigerant. The only exception to this requirement are published in the vehicle maintenance schedules,
    Exceptions to this recommendation include only those instances where a failure has occurred and/or the system has become compromised, contaminated or overheated beyond the normal operating range.
    Chrysler Group does NOT recommend aftermarket chemicals to flush the engine, transmission, brake or steering systems. Chemicals contained in these products can damage the system elastomeric components, and contaminate the component fluid, leading to loss of system/component durability and service life. When necessary, only the original approved system fluid should be used to flush these components

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