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TSB 19-005-03

Power Steering Fluid Usage

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Date: Aug. 29, 2003

Models: 1994 - 2002 (BR/BE) Ram Pickup, 2002 - 2004 (DR) Ram Pickup

1993 - 2003 (AB) Ram Van
1994 - 2004 (AN) Dakota
1994 - 2002 (BR/BE) Ram Pickup
2004            (CS) Pacifica
1998 - 2004 (DN) Durango
2002 - 2004 (DR) Ram Pickup
1996 - 2000 (GS) Chrysler Voyager (nternational Markets)
1995 - 2000 (JA) Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze
2001 - 2004 (JR) Sebring Sedan, Stratus Sedan, Sebring Convertible
1996 - 2000 (JX) Sebring Convertible
2002 - 2004 (KJ) Liberty
2002 - 2004 (KJ) Cherokee (International Markets)
1993 - 2004 (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/Vision/LHS/New Yorker/300M
1996 - 2000 (NS) Town & Country/Voyager/Caravan
2002            (PG) Chrysler PT Cruiser (International Markets)
1995 - 2004 (PL) Neon
1997 - 2003 (PR) Prowler
2002 - 2004 (PT) Chrysler PT Cruiser
2001 - 2004 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)
2001 - 2004 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1993 - 2002 (SR) Viper/Viper Coupe
2001 - 2004 (ST) Sebring Coupe/Stratus Coupe
1997 - 2004 (TJ) Wrangler
2003 - 2004 (VA) Sprinter
1999 - 2004 (WG) Grand Cherokee (International Markets)
1999 - 2004 (WJ) Grand Cherokee
2003 - 2004 (ZB) Viper
2004            (ZH) Crossfire

Discussion:
The factory fill power steering fluid for most 2004 model year Chrysler Group vehicles is ATF+4 (MS9602) and it provides superior performance at both low and high temperatures. WJ/WG and ZH vehicles use unique power steering fluids. Refer to the table to identify factory fill and the approved service power steering fluid by year and model. Note that MS9602 is Red in color and MS5931 and MS9933 are Amber/Yellow in color. All three fluids will darken in color with usage and fluid color is no longer an indication of fluid condition.

The part numbers for MS9602 are 05013457AA (quart) and 05013458AA (gallon). The part number for MS5931 is 04883077 (quart). The part number for MB345 is 05127381AA.

MS9602 should not be mixed or used as a “topping off” fluid on systems requiring MS5931. On some past models, MS9602 should be used as the replacement fluid. On these models, if a power steering system is being serviced that results in a large fluid loss, such as a pump, hose or gear/rack replacement, the complete system should be drained and filled with MS9602.

NOTE: This bulletin supersedes owner’s and service manuals for the vehicles listed above that may state to use MS9933 in the power steering system, and that may state not to use automatic transmission fluid in the power steering system.
BODY YEAR FACTORY FILL
POWER STEERING FLUID
APPROVED SERVICE
POWER STEERING FLUID
AB 1993 - 2003 MS5931 MS5931
AN 1994 - 2001
2002 - 2004
MS5931
MS9602
MS5931
MS9602
BR/BE 1994 - 2002 MS5931 MS5931
CS 2004 MS9602 MS9602
DN 1998-1999
2000 - 2001
2002 - 2003
 
MS5931
MS5931 (built before June 1, 2001)
MS9602 (built June 1, 2001 or later)
MS9602
MS5931
MS5931
MS9602
MS9602
DR 2002 - 2004 MS9602 MS9602
GS 1996 - 2000 MS5931
MS5931
JA 1995 - 1998
1999 - 2000
MS5931
MS9933
MS5931
MS9602
JR 2001
2002 - 2004
MS9933
MS9602
MS9602
MS9602
JX 1996 - 1998
1999 - 2000
MS5931
MS9933
MS5931
MS9602
KJ 2002 - 2004 MS9602 MS9602
LH 1993 - 1997
1998 - 2001
2002 - 2004
MS5931
MS9933
MS9602
MS5931
MS9602
MS9602
NS 1996 - 2000 MS5931 MS5931
PG 2002 MS9602 MS9602
PL 1995 - 1998
1999 - 2000
2001
2002 - 2004
 
MS5931
MS9933
MS9933 (built before June 5, 2001)
MS9602 (built June 5, 2001 or later)
MS9602
MS5931
MS9602
MS9602
MS9602
MS9602
PR 1997
1999
2000 - 2003
MS5931
MS9933
MS5931
MS5931
MS9602
MS5931
PT 2001
2002 - 2004
MS9933
MS9602
MS9602
MS9602
RG 2001
2002 - 2004
MS5931 (built before July 2, 2001)
MS9602 (built July 2, 2001 or later)
MS9602
MS5931
MS9602
MS9602
RS 2001
2002 - 2004
MS5931 (built @ Windsor before May 22, 2001)
MS9602 (built @ Windsor May 22, 2001 or later)
MS5931 (built @ St. Louis before June 4, 2001)
MS9602 (built @ St. Louis June 4, 2001 or later)
MS9602
MS5931
MS9602
MS5931
MS9602
MS9602
SR 1992 - 1998
1999 - 2000
2001 - 2003
MS5931
MS9933
MS5931
MS5931
MS9602
MS5931
ST 2001 - 2004 MMC MS9602
TJ 1997 - 2002
2003 - 2004
MS5931
MS9602
MS5931
MS9602
VA 2003 - 2004 MB341 MS9602
WG 1999 - 2004 MS5931 MS5931
WJ 1999 - 2004 MS5931 MS5931
ZB 2003 - 2004 MS9602 MS9602
ZH 2004 MB345 MB345

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