When shopping for Dodge Durango transmission fluid, many owners wonder what type their specific model uses. Blauparts blog article reviews the different types of transmission fluid used in the 2000 to 2023 Dodge Durango models. This also includes the SRT Hellcat 8 speed transmission. This post will help you determine the correct transmission fluid specifications or part numbers needed for changing your 8 speed Dodge Durango automatic transmission fluid and select Dodge Durango 4, 5, and 6 speed transmission fluids. We also briefly discuss the Dodge Durango transmission fluid change capacities. Please note: This post doesn't apply to 1999 and older Dodge Durango models.
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- Dodge Durango Automatic Transmission Fluid Types
- 8 Speed Dodge Durango Transmission
- 4 / 5 / 6 Speed Dodge Durango Transmission
- What Is the Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid (ATF) Change Interval?
- Why Is Changing Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid (ATF) Important?
Dodge Durango Automatic Transmission Fluid Types
8 Speed Dodge Durango Transmission
The 8 speed Dodge Durango transmission is the most recent or newest automatic transmission optioned in the Durango models, debuting in the 2014 model year. The 8 speed automatic transmissions are made by ZF and have had several versions since their inception in the Dodge Durango models. These transmissions are still being used in the present 2023 Dodge Durango models (at the time of this article being written).
- Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid Change Kit - 2021-23 - 8 Spd SRT Hellcat - RavenolSpecial Price $199.95 Regular Price $220.95
The 8-speed Dodge Durango automatic transmissions require a specific fluid designed and formulated for ZF 8-speed transmissions or equivalent. This correct Dodge Durango transmission fluid can be identified as ZF 8 & 9 Speed ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent, also known as Chrysler Mopar ATF part numbers 68218925AA, 68218925AB, 68339073AA, 668157995AA, or 68157995AB OEM part numbers.
To ensure proper transmission performance and longevity, we always recommend using a transmission fluid that specifically states use for 8-speed Dodge automatic transmissions. Some fluids display performance levels for the 8-speed Dodge transmission but use general formulations that are multi-vehicle transmission types but are not specifically for the Dodge Durango 8-speed automatic transmission application. Our 6700 Eurol transmission fluids and 8HP Ravenol transmission fluids are formulated with the Dodge Durango 8-speed transmission applications in mind. These fluids ensure the perfect function of the Dodge 8-speed transmission and maximize wear protection, reliability, and performance.
Dodge Durango Automatic Transmission Fluid 8 Speed Fitments
- 2014 - 2023 Dodge Durango transmission fluid used in 3.6 Litre 24 Valve V6 Models
- 2014 - 2023 Dodge Durango transmission fluid used in 5.7 Litre 16 Valve V8 Models
- 2018 - 2023 Dodge Durango transmission fluid used in 6.4 Litre 16 Valve V8 Models
- 2021 and 2023 Dodge Durango transmission fluid used in SRT Hellcat 6.2 Litre 16 Valve Supercharged V8 Models
Dodge Durango 8-Speed Transmission Fluid Fill Capacity
- 8-speed Dodge Durango Dry Fill Capacity is 8.5 liters
- 8-speed Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid Drain and Filter Change Capacity is 5.5 - 6.0 liters
- 8-speed Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid Drain and Refill Capacity is 4.5 - 5.0 liters
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 8-Speed Transmission Fluid Fill Capacity
- 8-speed Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Dry Fill Capacity is 8.68 - 9.0 liters.
- 8-speed Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Transmission Fluid Drain and Filter Change Capacity is 5.8 - 6.2 liters.
- 8-speed Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Transmission Fluid Drain and Refill Capacity is 5.0 - 5.5 liters.
4 / 5 / 6 Speed Dodge Durango Transmission
The 2013 and older Dodge Durango SUV models were also equipped with several automatic transmission types. Depending on the exact year and engine option these can be a 6-speed, 5-speed, or 4-speed automatic transmission. These are known as the Dodge Durango 5-Speed WA580 NAG1, 6-Speed 65RFE, and the older 5-speed 545RFE and 4-Speed 42LRE transmissions. Currently, we do not offer our all-inclusive and convenient transmission fluid change kits for these Dodge Durando transmissions. However, the recommended ATF for all these automatic transmissions is an ATF+4 specification fluid.
Chrysler used several OEM part numbers to reference the ATF +4 fluid type used in the 5-speed Dodge Durango transmission. Eurol ATF 1100 and Ravenol ATF +4 transmission fluids meet or exceed the following Chrysler Dodge ATF +4 part numbers:
05010125AC, 05013458MA, 05010125AA, 04773591AC, 05093764AA, 04467722, 5013458AA, 68218054GA, 680474406MA, 68087385EA, 68218058GA, 05013458AA, 05103531EA, 05013458GA, 68218057GA, 05013457AA, 05103527EA, 05013457GA, 68218057AC, 68218057AA, 68218057AB, 5013457AA, 5142893AA, 68234631AA, 68234631AB, 68218057CA, 68218058CA, 68218054CA, 05013458AA, 04798234, 04741729, 04773591, 04467724.
Our Ravenol and Eurol transmission fluids are formulated specifically for the Dodge Durango transmission. These fluids are formulated for maximum wear protection in all operating conditions, improved shift quality due to the fluid's consistent viscosity profile, and improved cold temperature lubrication and shifting, to ensure the best transmission performance and longevity.
Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid 4, 5, 6 Speed Fitments
- 2011 - 2013 Dodge Durango transmission fluid used in 5.7L V8 Gasoline Models with 6 speed 65RFE transmission
- 2011 - 2013 Dodge Durango transmission fluid used in 3.6L V6 Gasoline Models with 5 speed WA580 NAG1 transmission
- 2000 - 2009 Dodge Durango transmission fluid used in 4.7L V8 and 5.7L V8 4 Speed 42LRE and 5 speed 545RFE transmission
What Is the Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid (ATF) Change Interval?
We recommend changing your Dodge Durango transmission fluid and filter every 60,000 miles.
Dodge Durango models that experience more aggressive driving styles or are typically subjected to heavy city traffic tend to generate extreme heat in the transmission. Owners subjecting their vehicles to severe driving conditions may wish to replace the transmission fluid and filter more frequently, such as every 40,000 to 50,000 miles.
Why Is Changing Dodge Durango Transmission Fluid (ATF) Important?
The Dodge Durango automatic transmissions have hundreds of moving components, such as needle bearings, ball bearings, pressure pumps, clutch packs, servo pistons, and seals. These internal components mesh or engage with one another, causing friction and begin to wear and create fine metallic particles which contaminate your Dodge Durango automatic transmission fluid over time. Your Dodge Durango automatic transmission fluid (ATF) and filament transmission filter eventually become contaminated with these particles. These metallic particles can cause wear on these internal transmission components leading to inefficiencies in the transmission and long-term reliability issues.
Also, through everyday transmission use and thousands of transmission operation shifting cycles, the essential additives and base oils in the transmission fluid deplete, break down, and wear out. As part of your vehicle's regular maintenance, you should change the transmission fluid and filter, replenishing the transmission with fresh transmission fluid.
Suppose a Dodge Durango transmission has had poor service and has worn out the transmission fluid. In that case, it will typically be noticed by poor transmission operation with symptoms such as premature late shift points, rough or jamming shifts, and slipping. If you have seen a new transmission fluid, it's nearly clear in color compared to the dark color of an old worn-out transmission fluid. You most likely will agree that it is logical that changing your Dodge Durango automatic transmission fluid and filter on a regularly scheduled interval is necessary for long-term transmission reliability and consistent performance. If you are experiencing these transmission shifting issues, we recommend changing your automatic transmission fluid and filter as a first step in trying to resolve any problems dealing with transmission operation.
Right-Hand Pictured Example: Transmission service performed in our repair shop on a vehicle with a 5 speed ZF Tiptronic automatic transmission with approximately 80,000 miles on it. The customer complained of shifting problems when the transmission was cold. Note the dirty metallic sediment that was removed from the transmission drain pan. After changing the automatic transmission fluid using one of our BLAU Transmission Fluid Filter Change Kits, the customer reported that his transmission shifting problems were gone. If you're experiencing transmission shifting problems with your Dodge, Blauparts recommends changing your automatic transmission fluid and filter as a first step in solving the problem.
Disclaimer: Always consult your service manual and confirm your application's specific fluid and oil requirements. Always follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommended oil change intervals. Blauparts, Eurol, and Ravenol are not affiliated with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V (FCA), FCA US LLC, FCA Group Marketing S.p.A, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Mopar, ZF, BorgWarner, New Venture Gear, any other vehicle, or vehicle component manufacturer. All trademarks and OE specification part numbers referenced in this product listing are displayed for identification purposes only. They do not intend to denote any affiliation with their corresponding owners.