i need to change the transmission fluid in my 2003 2.4l wrangler. how hard is it to change? how many qts does it take? and will this fluid work- Royal Purple Manual Transmission Fluid - i have 104,000 miles on it, and the previous owner never changed it once
2003 Jeep Wrangler 2.4L 5-speed Manual
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dont forget to remove the FILL plug first, at least loosen it.
Yea sounds wierd but you dont wanna drain all your fluid to find out that the fill plug is seized or stripped. Now your stuck with a empty transmission
I just did my 98 4.0, piece of cake !? Mine has a huge skid plate covering the tranny and transfer case. Three bolts on each side and four nuts in the center. I used a floor jack to hold it up while I unbolted it, that part sucked, putting it back on sucked just as much.
I downloaded a shop manual online for about 10 bucks which shows everything you could ever need to know. I think mine, and I don't know if the 4.0 uses the same tranny, used about 3.5 qts of 75w-90. I used mobile 1.
The sizes of the nuts and bolts seem to be 1/2 metric and .5 standard. Gotta luv it.
that skid plate is also the crossmember for your transmission. If you remove it you should throw a jackstand under the tranny to hold up some of the weight.
My tranny on the 4.0 also used 3.5 quarts.
Supposedly Redline MT90 or Redline Synchromesh, depending on your tranny is the best you can get. Not cheap though.
I just read an article by Moab Jeepers that most trani fluids contain sulfur now, which corrodes the brass parts inside the ax-5 and ax-15 transmissions. They said that MT-90 by Redline was definitely the way to go.
now I was told by Willys works here in Tucson the gear greese (90wt.) or any thing like it would screw up the cavlar on the syncros. They went on to say thoese transmitions were built for very light oil. Said I should be running Syncromesh by delco..?? I have been running it for a year or so and it doese shift better.. just sayin!
91 YJ... little 4, 93YJ... big 6, 71 CJ... Dauntless odd fire... Why three jeeps?....Ran out of money
That probably won't cause short term damage but chain driven transfer cases like all Wranglers have require ATF as a lubricant. Gear lube and 10W-30 are both more suitable for gear driven t-cases like the old Dana 300 or Atlas II.
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