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Old 22 Feb 2005, 05:59 pm
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Default amzoil ATF+4 for cold winter?

when my car is cold my auto trany does not shift very well i want to know if amzoil ATF+4 is better for that problem there a big bang when is shifting in second
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 07:35 pm
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Referring to the service manual, you wil see that the auto tranny has completely different shift schedules during temperature extremes.
The fluid isn't the reason. It's the TCM and trans fluid temp sensor that control shifts.

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ok but do you know what is the cause for my transmition problem first is it normal the big bang wen it shift in second gear
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 11:04 pm
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I can't tell you from the internet anymore than I could guess what you had for lunch.

You need a diagnostic scanner to record the datastream and determine what, if anything, is out of range.
The clutch volume index would tell if a clutch pack is faulty.
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Didn't know Amzoil made an ATF + 4. Do they make an ATF + 5? Would that be suitable to put in power steering since the power steering takes ATF?
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 10:58 am
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Amsoil does not make an ATF+4. They make a fluid they claim is compatible with ATF+4.

Valvoline is the only company who manufactures ATF+4 for Chrysler.
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yes they do i saw at local store (canadian tire)its write on it amsoil ATF +4 but i dont know wy i dont saw it on the amsoil site on the internet[:I]
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 09:01 pm
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No, they don't.

Only Valvoline manufacutes ATF+4.

Think about this:
Only Kleenex(tm) actually manufactures Kleenex(tm).
However, there are many brands of 'facial tissue' that perform the same function.
Any tranny fluid that says ATF+4 on the bottle, is only ATF+4 compatible. (unless it's made by Valvoline.

Check the MSDS sheets. They hold the patent.
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Amsoil does not make an ATF+4. They make a fluid they claim is compatible with ATF+4.

Valvoline is the only company who manufactures ATF+4 for Chrysler.
Same is true for ATF + 5? (Valvoline only?)
Why would I get ATF + 4 if ATF + 5 surpasses ATF + 4?
Isn't ATF + 5 superior? [:I]
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 10:54 am
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ATF+5 is a fully synthetic version of ATF+4.

The upgrade would be the same as a personal choice to use synthetic oil over conventional.
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