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    Walmart & Mopar ATF-4

    My local Walmart in Western Mass no longer carries the Mopar brand ATF-4 and only carries their Super Tech brand ATF-4. Does anyone know if Walmart is planing to stop carrying it or is this a temporary shortage? They still carry the Mopar oil filters.

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    It is hit and miss at my Walmart.
    I have used the Walmart brand ATF +4 before with no issues (It was in my Jeep though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
    It is hit and miss at my Walmart.
    I have used the Walmart brand ATF +4 before with no issues (It was in my Jeep though).
    It likely says on the package that it is made under license with Chrysler. If not, I would avoid it.
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    I certainly hope Walmart doesn't stop carrying Mopar products- it was a delightful surprise when I discovered they did!
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    Unless Walmart is looking for lawsuits(I doubt they are), their fluid should be just as good as Mopar ATF+4 or else they wouldn't be able to advertise it or say it was made under license by mopar. I used the cheaper fluids (costal $3.75 per quart) in my old trans with no issues because it was too expensive using the $6/quart fluid to top it off because it leaked so much (over a quart per week). My trans failure was standard a604 death from improper maintenance early in its life not fluid related.

    Although for my replacement trans I used the Valvoline fluid at $6 per quart as this one does not leak. I guess it is just the warm fuzzy feeling I get from knowing I have more expensive fluid in there even though it is the same?
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    Just for giggles,I contacted the association thats set up for administering Chrysler's ATF+4 program,and they confirmed that even though they say on the label that they are suitable for ATF+4 replacement,Amalie and Parts Plus Universal Trans Fluid is not licenced by Chrysler nor approved.Maybe we should start a list here of all the brands using the +4 name as a marketing ploy.

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    Hmm. found a list from "The Center For Quality Assurance", http://www.centerforqa.com/licensedatf4brands.html

    Licensed ATF+4 Brand Names

    Advance Auto Parts ATF+4®
    Carquest ATF+4®
    Castrol ATF+4®
    Chevron ATF+4®
    Citgo Transgard ATF+4®
    Coastal ATF+4®
    Conklin ATF-Xtra Plus ATF+4®
    Formula Shell ATF+4®
    Great Wall ATF+4®
    Havoline ATF+4®
    MAG 1 ATF+4®
    Mobil ATF+4®
    Mobil Super ATF+4®
    Mopar ATF+4®
    MotoMaster ATF+4®
    NAPA ATF+4®
    Northland ATF+4®
    O’Reilly ATF+4®
    Parts Master ATF+4®
    Parts Plus ATF+4®
    Pennzoil ATF+4®
    Petro-Canada ATF+4®
    Quaker State ATF+4®
    Ravenol ATF+4®
    Sinopec ATF+4®
    Super Tech ATF+4®
    Texamatic DC ATF+4®
    Ultramax ATF+4®
    Valvoline ATF+4®



    And this is from allpar, http://www.allpar.com/mopar/transmissions/fluids.html

    Manufacturers can make ATF+4 fluids, but to use the trademarked ATF+4 name in their compatibility list, they must have their fluids tested and licensed by Chrysler engineers, and must use Lubrizol in their formulations. Licensed fluids are periodically sampled from stores to assure quality.
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    As far as I know,the Parts Plus ATF+4 listed on there is no longer marketed.I believe that label was before Amalie oil company started supplying petroleum under the PP label.

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    "Licensed ATF +4" and "compatable/suitable with ATF +4" are two different things.
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    I wouldn't worry about mopar brand too much. I use Quaker state with no issues. As long as you stay away from that universal stuff. (I think the parts counter guys must get a bonus for pushing that crap)
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