Originally Posted by Laredo2006
Can I get these services done anywhere or should I get them done at the stealership because they have better fluids?
1. Brake fluid flush w/Fluid from Dealer? Which one though? (MOPAR® Brake Fluid DOT 3, SAE J1703 (If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.)12 oz. Bottle - p/n 04318080AB or 32 oz. Bottle - p/n 04318081AB?)
2. Power Steering Flush w/Fluid w/1 Quart Mopar® Hydraulic fluid/Power steering fluid p/n 5142893AA/ Fluid from Dealer?
Both are easy to do yourself (check the how-tos). That being said, if you want to get them done by a shop:
For the brake flush any shop will have the appropriate fluid and will be able to handle the job. Nothing difficult about it, or something only the dealer will do properly.
For the Power Steering flush - The dealership is the only place that has the fluid. If you take it somewhere, if they know what they are doing, they will get the fluid from the dealer. If they don't, they'll use ATF fluid and ruin your pump. You can always buy the fluid yourself from the dealership, and then take it somewhere else to have done. You'll also want to check how they get the air out of the system once the fresh fluid is in there if you have the hydraulic cooling fan (4.7 or 5.7 engines). The cooling fan has to be turned on to get the fluid moving to get all the air out. Dealers will do this with their StarScan, others may just turn on the AC (which also forces the fan to come on).
As an aside, why are you flushing the PS system? It does not require preventative maintenance and the fluid should be good for the life of the vehicle. So, unless it has been contaminated or something, personally, I would let it be.