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Old 03-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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Trans fluid and DW!

Okay guys, I got a couple issues. One is I have some mad death wobble at random times, but I know what's doing it. It's the passenger end of the drag link. I replaced the short one off the pitman arm already, but the Pas. side is totally shot.

Question for the drag link is is there a beefed up aftermarket one that's fairly affordable?

AND.....here's the bad stuff.....Transmission fluid. I have a 2005 Wrangler X 4.0 Automatic, with 76,000 miles....The P.O. used it as a toy and wheeled it.

Trans fluid is BLACK. And smells burnt. I've always been told to never change the fluid if it is black after 120,000 miles.

Seeing as I have 76,000, should I be able to get away with it without causing tranny slip? Is there some kind of friction additive I can add to it like there is for an LSD?

Thanks guys!

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Old 03-08-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
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You will get a debate on the tranny subject however I would go ahead and change it if it was my vehicle. They say don't change it after so many miles of not being changed because the thicker fluid could be holding something together and changing it will make that fluid thinner causing leaks. So they say. The way I look at your situation is black burnt fluid is going to ruin that trans so change it I don't think you will have a problem. Of you change it and it's fine (no leaks or slip). Great. If you change it and it leaks or slips well the black burnt fluid was going to make that happen sooner or later. IMO you should be fine to change it

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Old 03-08-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Okay, wonderful. Thanks man! This is the biggest personal fight I've ever had over a vehicle of mine.....Just so scared that it could go BANG POP buuurghhghr
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