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Transmission flush, engine flush, power steering flush, brake fluid flush – Chrysler warning

Transmission flush, engine flush, power steering flush, brake fluid flush  – Chrysler warning

Chrysler has issued a service bulletin 26-004-12 warning against the practice of engine flush, transmission flush, axle lube flush, brake fluid flush, power steering flush, and refrigerant flush.

Unless otherwise noted in your owner’s manual, Chrysler states that their vehicle fluid systems do NOT require regular flushing. They make an exception for instances where a malfunction has occurred or the system has become compromised, contaminated or overheated beyond the normal operating range.

In addition, Chrysler does NOT recommend the use of aftermarket chemicals to conduct an engine flush. Transmission flush, brake fluid flush, or power steering fluid flush. Chrysler states that chemicals contained in these flush products can damage elastomeric components, and contaminate the component fluid, leading to loss of system/component durability and service life. When flushing might be necessary, Chrysler warns to use only the original approved system fluid to flush these components using Chrysler approved equipment.

The warning applies to the following vehicles:

2011 – 2012 (D2) Ram Truck (3500 Pick Up)
2011 – 2012 (DD) Ram Truck (3500 Chassis Cab)
2011 – 2012 (DJ) Ram Truck (2500 Pick Up)
2011 – 2012 (DP) Ram Truck (4500 / 5500 Chassis Cab)
2011 – 2012 (DS) Ram Truck (1500)
2012 (FF) Fiat 500
2011 – 2012 (JC) Journey
2011 – 2012 (JK) Wrangler
2011 – 2012 (JS) Avenger/200
2011 – 2012 (KK) Liberty
2011 (KA) Nitro
2011 – 2012 (LC) Challenger
2011 – 2012 (LD) Charger
2011 – 2012 (LX) 300
2011 – 2012 (MK) Compass/Patriot
2011 (ND) Dakota
2013 (PF) Dart
2011 – 2012 (PM) Caliber
2011 – 2012 (RT) Town & Country/Grand Caravan
2011 – 2012 (WD) Durango
2011 – 2012 (WK) Grand Cherokee
2005 – 2008 (CS) Pacifica
2006 – 2009 (D1) Ram Truck (3500 Pick Up)
2010 (D2) Ram Truck (3500 Pick Up)
2007 – 2010 (DC) Ram Truck (3500 Chassis Cab)
2005 – 2009 (DH) Ram Truck (1500/2500 Pick Up)
2010 (DJ) Ram Truck (2500 Pick Up)
2005 – 2008 (DR) Ram Truck (1500/2500 Pick Up)
2009 – 2010 (DS) Ram Truck (1500)
2005 – 2009 (HB) Durango
2007 – 2009 (HG) Aspen
2009 – 2010 (JC) Journey
2007 – 2010 (JK) Wrangler
2005 – 2006 (JR) Sebring Sedan & Convertible/Stratus Sedan
2007 – 2010 (JS) Avenger/Sebring
2008 – 2010 (KK) Liberty
2007 – 2010 (KA) Nitro
2005 – 2007 (KJ) Liberty
2009 – 2010 (LC) Challenger
2005 – 2010 (LE) 300C/300C Touring (International Markets)
2005 – 2010 (LX) 300/Magnum/Charger
2007 – 2010 (MK) Compass/Patriot
2005 – 2010 (ND) Dakota
2005 – 2006 (PL) Neon
2007 – 2010 (PM) Caliber
2005 – 2010 (PT) Chrysler PT Cruiser
2005 – 2007 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)
2005 – 2007 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
2009 – 2010 (RT) Town & Country/Grand Caravan
2005 – 2006 (TJ) Wrangler
2005 – 2006 (VA) Sprinter
2007 – 2010 (VB) Sprinter
2005 – 2010 (WH) Grand Cherokee (International Markets)
2005 – 2010 (WK) Grand Cherokee
2006 – 2010 (XH) Commander (International Markets)
2006 – 2010 (XK) Commander
2005 – 2010 (ZB) Viper
2005 – 2007 (ZH) Crossfire

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