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Old 05-04-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Changing tranny fluid????

Still new to the JEEP world and working on it, anybody help me out and show me a thread or link with step by step instructions on how to check and change my tranny fluid. She's an 05 Unlimited 6 spd man if I read my build sheet right it is a NSG370(?) any and all help would be helpful. I've never even changed my own oil before so this is all new to me.

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Tranny change is easy (MUCH easier than the tcase fluid change).

Just need a couple specific items:

1. a 17mm hex driver
2 a 14mm hex driver

After that, find the upper fill hole (passenger side of the tranny above the drain and just a tiny bit forward) and loosen it.

When its loose, do the same to the drain plug (dead in the middle, bottom of the tranny just in front of the skid plate).

Get your pan out, take out the plug and drain it, remove the upper and put them aside.

The bottom plug is magnatized. It will have gear shavings stuck to it. Cleaning it sucks but clean it.

Put the drain back in, torque it and refill. I can look up what to torque it too if you need me to.

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Tranny change is easy (MUCH easier than the tcase fluid change).

Just need a couple specific items:

1. a 17mm hex driver
2 a 14mm hex driver

After that, find the upper fill hole (passenger side of the tranny above the drain and just a tiny bit forward) and loosen it.

When its loose, do the same to the drain plug (dead in the middle, bottom of the tranny just in front of the skid plate).

Get your pan out, take out the plug and drain it, remove the upper and put them aside.

The bottom plug is magnatized. It will have gear shavings stuck to it. Cleaning it sucks but clean it.

Put the drain back in, torque it and refill. I can look up what to torque it too if you need me to.

Thanks any recomendations on tranny fluid and if you know where i can find the torque ill look it up
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Redline MT90 is what everyone has been reccomending
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:22 PM   #5
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Redline MT90 is what everyone has been reccomending
is this really as easy as it sounds??
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #6
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Straight out of the FSM:

Fill transmission with 1.5L (3.17 pts.) of
Mopart Manual Transmission Lubricant MS-9224 or
to the bottom of the fill plug (1) hole.

The MS spec is labeled on the stuff they sell at the auto parts stores. I used penzoil synromesh (as I couldn't find royal purple)

I can't seem to find the torque. I know I found it when I did mine last. I'll keep looking.
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Ok, just crawled under her and saw the two plugs, is there a trick to getting the new fluid in?
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I'll try and find it or i"ll call the dealer tomorrow or something thanks for all your help

http://p-car.com/torque/

IF I READ THIS CORRECT ITS 30X0.737=22.11 FT LB
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is this really as easy as it sounds??
Well, you want to set the parking brake, put it in gear and maybe block the tires. Heck, you might want a pillow and some music on, but yeah. It is.

Sorry if I sound like a jerk. I'm tring to be funny
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get one of those cheap bottle pumps they sell at auto store. It screws onto the top of bottle.
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Ok, just crawled under her and saw the two plugs, is there a trick to getting the new fluid in?
Yep. My trick was to put the bottle in between the skid plate and the lower control arm and put the nipple in the hole and squeeze the bottle and colapse it as I squeezed.

You won't be able to get 100% of the fluid in, but 2 bottles fills er up.
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well, you want to set the parking brake, put it in gear and maybe block the tires. Heck, you might want a pillow and some music on, but yeah. It is.

Sorry if i sound like a jerk. I'm tring to be funny
no offense taken, mess with me as much as you want i deserve it most of the time but when i figure this all out games on
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Cool beans. Let us know how it turns out or if you need something else.

I just did mine last month and it had been a couple years since I did it on my 2000.
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ok just got back from advanced auto and they tell me that you don't change manual transmission fluid you just add gear oil. What do I do????
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You ignore them and buy 4 pints of ms-9224 syncromesh and change it.

The manual calls for "draining and refilling the manual transmission fluid" at 60K miles.

Got your owners manual? Look it up in the maintanance section.
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While that's the perfect stuff for the older AX-5 and AX-15 trannys used until around 2000, that's not the right stuff for the newer manual 5 and 6-speed trannies. They take either something like Royal Purple Synchromax which is a full synthetic, or Synchromesh from either Pennzoil or GM which are non-synthtics.
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ok just got back from advanced auto and they tell me that you don't change manual transmission fluid you just add gear oil. What do I do????
i would bring the owners manual in and show them where it says the part about "changing" the fluid.
These people at the chain auto stores are useless. Educate them a little.
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i would bring the owners manual in and show them where it says the part about "changing" the fluid.
These people at the chain auto stores are useless. Educate them a little.
He'd get nothing more than a blank stare like "why are you bothering me with this" from the counter guys. I made the mistake of mentioning how crappy the Fram oil filters were after one of them tried to push a Fram on me and he acted like I had just insulted his mother.
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you mean the same stare i got when I had once asked for a Rear differential cover gasket.

The girl looked at me like I had 3 heads, and replied..."a rear difference who??"
bad employee, your fired!
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Yeah, it's the luck of the draw at some places.

I went to get spark plugs a couple of months ago at a parts retailer who shall remain nameless (the initials are "autozone" though) and the guy tried to sell me splitfires. I gave him the P.O.S look for 50 milliseconds and he said "I know, I know, it wasn't a recommendation, just letting you know I have them".

(He also had autolites)
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I bought Royal Purple Synchromax for mine. I haven't changed it yet though. It's probably about time (45K miles).
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i bought royal purple synchromax for mine. I haven't changed it yet though. It's probably about time (45k miles).
where did you get it and how much $$$$$ was it?
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Ok so I went and got Penzoil Synchromesh tranny fluid and the hex head wrenches, loosened the top plug but the Drain plug on the bottom wont budge, It is stripping the head anybody got any advice on what I can do to get it out??
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Ok so I went and got Penzoil Synchromesh tranny fluid and the hex head wrenches, loosened the top plug but the Drain plug on the bottom wont budge, It is stripping the head anybody got any advice on what I can do to get it out??
Get a quality hex driver that won't strip and use a longer ratchet to get some torque.

An air wrench is nice because you can push it towards the thing you are trying to loosen.
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You ignore them and buy 4 pints of ms-9224 syncromesh and change it.

The manual calls for "draining and refilling the manual transmission fluid" at 60K miles.

Got your owners manual? Look it up in the maintanance section.
only 4 pints? but the manual says 4.8 pints? should i really worry about the .8?

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