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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: when does power steering fluid need to be changed in a 2004 Grand Cherokee Lore

 

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joe d123, Bronx, NY, December 03, 2012, 06:53
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my power steering fluid was changed on the suggestion of a mechanic.is this unusual ?Jeep has 60,000 miles.He also changed the transmission fluid which showed a black color.

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    pushrod December 03, 2012, 07:05
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    Good idea, give your mechanic a tip!

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    joe d123, December 03, 2012, 07:34
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    should the differential gear oil (front & rear)also be changed? my mechanic suggested it. i don't go off-road with jeep.

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    pushrod, December 03, 2012, 13:03
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    That can wait! Just have it checked from time to time. However your mech. has an advantage over us here, he can look at your Jeep.

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    globalhelper December 03, 2012, 07:31
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    no a bad idea for preventitive maint

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    ziptie12 December 03, 2012, 22:10
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    If he does change the rear diff fluid , make sure he uses the chrysler synthetic gear oil and their friction modifier. Just a rec. , but from the few I've seen with problems , not having the OEM stuff is what made the difference. Same with the trans, if it developes a 'judder' going into 'lock-up', change back to chrysler ATF+4.

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