I'm a kind of newbie but would it wreck my 96 dodge ram 1500 automatic transmission if i mix ATF+4, ATF MD-3, and DEXRON 3/MERCON? I would like to know because I'm in a pinch and those are all i got


Asked by Jan 21, 2014 at 04:12 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Also i would like to know how to get
the np-231d transmission to shift
with the original 96 dodge range
selector, i don't know if i have to use
the long shift linkage with short plate
(that bolts to transfercase) or the
short linkage with long plate ext.

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My bad i meant the np-231d transfercase

Tom Demyan

I would use the ATF MD-3 and Dextron III and get another bottle of Dex III. The ATF+4 is synthetic and while you can use it, I personally wouldn't.

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I'm an idiot what would happen if i mixed the ATF+4 and the MD-3? I had to go to town so i put a court in

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Tom Demyan

It's compatible, so if it was just a quart, you might be fine. Hard to say. I don't like mixing fluid myself, but that's me. If your paranoid about it, drain the fluid and re-add some new.


On the bottle that i filled the tranny with says Super s multi-purpose atf+4

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Actually that helped me out a lot thank you verry much and I'm gonna drive it for a few more miles to see what happens. would you know if the long or short linkage for the transfer case? Its the np-231d i also would you have any idea why the transmission would have a steady tick? It ticked before i mixed the fluid.

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