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Old 03-06-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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Auto transmission question

i have an '04 with an automatic and am looking into doing some of my own basic maintenance such as changing the transmission fluid. what i was curious about was what kind of transmission do i have? i've seen AX-15 & NV3550 thrown around but don't know which applies to mine.

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Old 03-06-2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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if itīs a 2004 TJ it has the 4-spd auto tranny with O/D. itīs called 42RLE.

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if itīs a 2004 TJ it has the 4-spd auto tranny with O/D. itīs called 42RLE.
thanks nicolas-eric. do you know if servicing it is similar to this write up i found online?

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it has no drain plug. you have toremove the oil pan to drain the tranny.
iīll send you a PM with a write-up.
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thanks man. super informative. i'll be looking to pick up one of those repair manuals for sure if i'm gonna be working on it more.
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iīll send you another PM in about half an hour...
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:40 PM   #7
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if you have a drill you can get a kit to put a drain plug in it or you can do what i did and drill a hole in the pan and weld a 1/2-20 nut to it and get a matching thread replacement engine oil drain plug. i love my auto. ask if you have any other questions
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why a drain plug? itīs useless. you have to change the filter every time you change the fluid. for that you MUST open the oil pan.
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how is a drain plug useless. it makes a filter change a lot cleaner when you can just pull a plug drain the oil and pull the pan without oil going which ever way the pan is dropping. especialy if it tilts and goes onto the trany skid plate. all the high capacity trans oil pans come with drain plugs and most of the import manufactures have had drain plugs in them for years.
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how is a drain plug useless. it makes a filter change a lot cleaner when you can just pull a plug drain the oil and pull the pan without oil going which ever way the pan is dropping. especialy if it tilts and goes onto the trany skid plate. all the high capacity trans oil pans come with drain plugs and most of the import manufactures have had drain plugs in them for years.
Yeah, what he said ^
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Take it to an oil stop, and have them do it, its cheap and takes 5 min.

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