Originally Posted by rkwfxd
I know it is
but I have spent a good 15 minutes looking at my TJs engine compartment and another hour searching forum(s) yes multiple forums and the FSM in pdf format.
I still don't know how to fill my manual transmission.
So, now that I look like a total loser, can someone please tell me where to look to find the fill for my transmission.
I need to change the fluid but figured I better know how to fill it up before I drain it.
Here is a good write up friend: Jeep NV3550 Transmission & NP231 Transfer Case Service
I just did this exactly as described on 4x4xplor. It is a killer site and most useful to those of us who aren't the most mechanically inclined.
Best of luck to you, it was a messy job on my end. Also, when he explains the part about the pump, I will add a little to his statements...
From 4X4Xplor.com "Open up a bottle of transmission fluid, attach your bottle pump to it."
Timber's addendum: Promptly break threaded base of plastic pump by screwing it on too tightly..
Then, go ahead and spend 30 +/- minutes figuring out how you are going to securely reattached the threads.. Find medium duty zip tie and reattach base.." Fill transmission until your forearm is burning like white hot flames, then you should be close..
Best of luck to you rkwfxd, it really isn't that hard.. I just like to make things extremely difficult the first time I attempt to tackle a job (i.e. very first oil change at 16 years old; did not reinstall the drain bolt).. That is how I roll man.