99 dodge neon: which manual trans fluid...?

rmz

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hey guys, any recommendation on what trans fluid i should put in my 99 dodge neon's manual trans? spec calls for gm syncromesh or the mopar stuff... any advantage to either or to an aftermarket fluid? it's not a fancy car, and it's just a daily beater, but i want the trans to last as long as possible and take the minimum in unnecessary wear... thoughts?
 
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The owner's manual will specify Chrysler fluid only - of course. I did some work on a friend's 2000 Neon awhile back & used Amsoil Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5w30 - Amsoil MTF - will great results. Easy shifting, even in cold Maine winter weather. Holds about 2 qts if I remember correctly.
 
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You need a fluid that meets MS-9417. The GM Synchromesh stuff is equivalent to MS-9224 though it might work just fine. There are aftermarket fluids that meet both specs.
 
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