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Old 09-15-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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would you recomend?

sup guys, quick qestion, would you recomend taking my TJ to the dealer for tranny fluid service? i believe its never been changed and it has 140k on the odo. i just changed the front and rear differential at some valvoline shop..so i guess thats the last i need b4 winter..

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Old 09-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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Its really not hard at all to do it yourself but if you rather not bother, The last place I would go is the dealer. Try a local transmission shop or just a general mechanic shop. They will be a lot cheaper. The dealer is alway overpriced for parts and labor fees.

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What model year TJ and type of transmission do you have? Your Profile hasn't been fillled out so it's hard to know what advice to give you. If it's a manual transmission, it's easily changed at home. If it's an automatic, it's not as easy and it takes more time to get all of the ATF flushed and changed. If it's an automatic, make sure to only use ATF+3 or (better) ATF+4.
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Stick or auto? Stick no problem getting it changed. If auto and with that many miles.. you many not want to change it as it may now need all that crap in the system to work right. How does the fluid looked, smell etc? If you do change it drop the pan and replace the filter.
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If its an auto I wouldn't change it....seen too many start slipping after
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What all is involved in changing the tranny fluid in my 02 with a 4.0 and an auto?
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It's a 2000 manual wrangler sport, also do u guys recommend the mopar fluid or is there something better than that?
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What all is involved in changing the tranny fluid in my 02 with a 4.0 and an auto?
To change all 8-9 quarts the auto tranny system holds, it has to be flushed out via the hose leading to or from the transmission cooler located at the bottom of the radiator. There is no simple drain plug since there is ATF in the transmission, torque conveter, transmission cooler, and the lines leading to/from the cooler.

Make sure to use ATF+4 which is the most heat-resistant ATF suitable for your 32RH transmission. ATF+3 will work too but ATF+4 is a better way to go. Make sure not to use ANY other type of ATF in your auto transmission other than ATF+3 or ATF+4.

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