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Old 09-10-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Lesson learned

While backing my small pontoon boat into the lake, yea, you can guess the rest. Anyway, after about 10 minutes in the water and up to my floorboards I also discovered that the transmission is not completely water tight or at least on my 2000 TJ. anyway, changed the tranny fluid 3 times now to get rid of the water in it as the water turned the tranny fluid a milky color, back to pink now but it makes me wonder; has anyone else had this problem in the water? If so, how deep into water and for how long should/can one go? Also, I changed out the front and rear diff. fluid and they both seemed ok. Transfer case tomorrow as I am not sure if that is water tight.
Just a side note, I have put about 2k miles on my TJ since I purchased it a while back and show no fluid leads on my garage floor in the past which caused me to believe every thing was fairly tight and water proof.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this.

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What was the lesson learned? How did you end up in the water? Is the pontoon boat to big for the jeep to handle? Is Chadwick somehow involved?

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Old 09-11-2010, 05:58 AM   #4
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What was the lesson learned? How did you end up in the water? Is the pontoon boat to big for the jeep to handle? Is Chadwick somehow involved?
The lesson learned is my wranglers transmission is not completely water tight!
I guess the question is, when others are out 4-wheeling, are you cautious of deep water and avoid it or can you safely go through water but only to a certain point.
I ended up in the water as I used a lunch area that I was not familiar with, I like to find different lakes and launch many times per year. Oh and yes, I am laughing at myself too.
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No need to laugh at yourself. It is a badge of honor being Chadwicked. I've been told you can go in water as deep as a snorkel will let you. I think the transmission holds a bit of pressure while in use and water will not enter. But once you stop for an extended period the transmission cools and will suck water in.
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One thing to remember is stock the vents for the drive-line are kind of low, a real good cheap upgrade is to extend the vent tubes up higher.
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been there done that I don't want to make you concerned but don't be surprised if your tranny takes a dump shortly down the road. Autos don't like water it eats away at the glues that hold certain friction plates together. My transmission pan was full of the material lol $1800 lesson. Why didn't jeep think of this? i would think they would at least have put the vent the same height as intake.......

btw, anyone heard about the new 2011 cherokee? apparently its drive line is water tight and has a higher intake. bout time
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