What is the correct Power Steering Fluid for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ?

I called a Jeep Chrysler dealership, and they said to not to use an ATF +4.

Then I went to another Jeep Chrysler dealership, and they said the proper fluid is MOPAR ATF +4. So I bought a quart. The numbers on it are MS-9602 and 68218057AB.

Do I have the correct power steering fluid?

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According to this website you can use:

Power Steering Fluid +4 (If unavailable ATF+4 is Acceptable)

Searching through things, it's the Grand Cherokee which requires the different power steering fluid and cannot use the ATF+4. This is due to it being an electric pump and supplying pressure to the cooling fan (or some such). The fluid used in the GC has friction modifiers.

  • I wish that site included a reference for their claim. I've now called 5 Jeep dealerships and 2 said definitely not to use ATF +4 fluid, 2 said it was fine, and 1 didn't know. Dec 23, 2018 at 7:12
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    @RockPaperLizard - There are too many people out there who hear "Cherokee" and confuse with "Grand Cherokee" (even the dealership stooges). I've given you the reason why you shouldn't use the ATF +4 in the Grand Cherokee (because it has the electric pump and use through cooling fan). I don't blame your trepidation, though. I would want it to be right for my vehicle, too. Dec 23, 2018 at 14:09

Fact, For jeeps 2001-2004 with hydraulic fans only use Valvoline power steering fluid Chrysler Spec: 5931/part number 799222

  • Because of German technology the 2001-2004 jeep grand cherokee have hydraulic fans that require specific ATF+4 for the transmission. The power steering fluid required is Valvoline Chrysler Spec: 5931/part number 799222
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