I have had my 2000 2.5l manual for about 6 months. I figured it was time to address transmission and transfer case fluids since I don't have any maintenance records. I have never done fluid changed before, so any insight would be grateful.
I have seen a lot of info about the 4.0, but not so much about 2.5 and what brands are better.
I know this question gets asked a lot, and I apologize for asking again. Like I said, this will be my first time changing fluids, and I don't want to do something wrong since this is my dd.
Drain plug is on drivers side and fill plug is on passenger side right? Or is that backwards? Will I need a hand pump to refill? If so, should I buy 2 since I'm doing tranny and t case at the same time?
I went with Mobil 1 75w-90. Hopefully that will be just as good. I wasn't able to get the fill plug out, so hopefully Monday I will take another crack at it.
I bought Mobil 1 atf, I guess I didnt realize it stands for automatic transmission fluid. That threw me for a loop
Return the Mobil 1. It's not compatible with the AX 5 and will eat your synchros. Recommended oils from the manufacturer are recommended because those oils are compatible with their transmission and won't harm any components.
As said, both 10w-30 synthetic motor oil and Redline MT-90/MTL are approved by Aisin and won't harm the synchros.
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