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06-25-2014 09:02 PM
ggrif Subscribed
06-02-2014 11:17 PM
toresen Thanks very much for this. I had fun working through it this weekend.
Looking around I found reference to the pan bolts being tightened to 140 in/lbs, 150 in/lbs and even a quarter grunt
I went for 140 in/lbs and crossed my fingers (no leaks as yet), but if someone had definitive info it would be great to add it here!

my gear changes became inconsistent, rarely going in to first when coming to a stop, after mis-judging the depth of a muddy water hazard. looking at the filter it seems some of the bog ended up in the transmission. i seem to remember a thread about how this can happen, so i'm off to find it!

thanks all for you help as always.

EDIT: mine is a 32rh
04-21-2014 11:09 AM
Gorving3 Kind of like bleeding your brakes, just be fast on your feet and be sure the reservoir doesn't run dry. And it definitely would help to have the assistance of another couple of hands.
04-19-2014 07:27 PM
htkrph One day I will feel brave enough to do this.
04-19-2014 08:33 AM
UFOtestpilot
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Originally Posted by Gorving3 View Post
Did anyone ever come up with an answer to this question? I've never flushed mine, but I figured the way I always have problems with anything liquid this will probably happen to me.
My first guess, if he had the older trans that pumps only in neutral, would be that there wasn't enough fluid in the pan to pump yet. You have to have enough in to start pumping and then you have to pour it in as fast as it pumps. It really helps to have two people but I've done it by myself of my old '99.
04-19-2014 12:34 AM
Gorving3
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Originally Posted by Boo97wrangler View Post
Ok, so I Whateve my filter today. Followed the same steps as mentioned earlier. went to start flushing the fluid, like mentioned on previous posts, using same steps. Attached hose to radiator started engine, put in neutral, nothing. It barely dripped. Tried going through gears, let it idle to build pressure, nothing! lol. Please help!! Im ready to get back in my jeep!
Did anyone ever come up with an answer to this question? I've never flushed mine, but I figured the way I always have problems with anything liquid this will probably happen to me.
02-01-2014 08:38 PM
UFOtestpilot Right, 32rh has adjustable bands 42rle has TCM. Rickow looks to have the 2003, so I think I was confused about the question and which transmission was being referenced. Sorry about any confusion I may have caused.
02-01-2014 08:16 PM
workshop4ever I am under the impression that the 42rle does not have any bands to adjust. The older jeep auto trans does, but not the 42rle
02-01-2014 11:27 AM
UFOtestpilot You can adjust the bands if you need to.
02-01-2014 09:48 AM
rickow1
Adjustments??

While you were in there were there any adjustments made to bands, etc? Torque to this number back off this number of turns kind of thing? I've never been in the Jeep tranny but I assume that they have some level of adjustment.
01-31-2014 10:40 PM
tw_jeep Thanks Jerry!
01-30-2014 10:02 PM
Jerry Bransford Yep check the ATF with the engine running and the transmission in N for the 32RH or P/N for the 42RLE.

The pump isn't pumping in Park in the 32RH, you wouldn't get an accurate level reading in Park and it would likely read higher than it really is since it isn't pumping ATF out of the sump.

And yep, it always takes me several repeated readings in good light of the dipstick to finally feel comfortable I'm getting a valid reading.

Jerry
01-30-2014 09:37 PM
tw_jeep Jerry - your last comment regarding "..32rh that must be checked only in neutral" leads me to ask a dumb question (or 2):

When we check the auto trans fluid level, we must do it with the trans pumping - ie N for the 32rh and P or N for the 32rle?

If the 32rh is checked in P, is this indicated fluid level then lower or higher than actual?

Curious b/c when I check my 32rh, it seems the fluid line isn't always obvious as it's all up-n-down the stick.

As always - thanks for your help.

Tom
01-29-2014 11:18 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by UFOtestpilot View Post
Does my 42rle pump run in park too? .
Yes, it runs in Park & Neutral on the 42rle, unlike the 32rh that must be checked only in Neutral.
01-29-2014 06:00 PM
toolmantim
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Originally Posted by mikemounlio View Post
Will you notice the tranny running any better? Mine will shift hard sometimes. Im thinking about doing this.
If you have not ever done a filter change on your 42rle I suggest doing so and replace the tranny pan when you do it. Your 2003 came with a slightly smaller (approx 1.5 quarts)capacity transmission pan than the models made later in 04 and beyond.

It's very cheap and worth doing since your in there anyway. You will also need a new magnet.

These trannys (42rle) can be fussy...mine really want's to stay in 1st gear it's first 50 yards when's it's -20 degrees outside.
01-29-2014 04:59 PM
UFOtestpilot
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
It can be checked in Park too with his 42rle transmission.
Does my 42rle pump run in park too? I assumed based on my limited experience with my 32rh so I've been using N needlessly, lol.
01-29-2014 04:55 PM
Jerry Bransford It can be checked in Park too with his 42rle transmission.
01-29-2014 03:44 PM
UFOtestpilot
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Originally Posted by mikemounlio View Post
What would be the proper level test?
The transmission dipstick has a cold and hot level marked on it. Check it in N with the jeep running.
01-29-2014 02:37 PM
mikemounlio What would be the proper level test?
01-29-2014 02:30 PM
Jerry Bransford That’s impossible to say but possibly. Have you checked its ATF level properly to make sure it is full? If you add ATF, make sure to only use ATF+4.
01-29-2014 02:24 PM
mikemounlio Will you notice the tranny running any better? Mine will shift hard sometimes. Im thinking about doing this.
01-29-2014 01:51 PM
UFOtestpilot I would recommend just draining, replacing the filter and pan, running fluid through it with the line at the radiator disconnected and the vehicle running in neutral. I ran around 4 quarts or so through (while I continually poured) and then shut it down. I reconnected the line and and proceeded to fill it until I had fluid at the proper level. I've done this on both a 32rh and a 42rle.
01-29-2014 11:15 AM
geode I'm going to resurrect this Lazarus Thread. It is a good one. I'm going to change out my 32RH fluid because it looks like it was changed recently and I have no idea what the PO replaced it with. I bought a new pan with the drain plug from Summitracing to make future maintenance easier. I read this thread and am wondering if a drain and fill wouldn't accomplish the same thing. Japanese manufacturers (at least on my Accord) suggest the drain and fill method and strongly discourages a flush. I realize this isn't an actual flush like a dealer or quick lube would do. I plan on dropping the pan and drain the fluid, change the filter, gasket and install new pan. Refill pan and run the transmission a few miles. Park it then remove drain plug and drain fluid then refill with new fluid. If I did this three times almost all of the fluid should be changed. Any reason why this wouldn't work. I'm also wondering if the tube returning the fluid into the radiator is coming directly from the torque converter or the pan. Thanks.
03-30-2013 11:56 AM
Drock1979 gonna give it a shot
02-26-2013 03:26 PM
paulsmith Ok, I'm missing something. Why do you drain the tranny pan and change the filter first? I'd think you'd want to flush everything out, then drop the pan, and change the filter.
11-10-2012 06:13 PM
Kill The Infidel Great thread!!! I was having tranny problems, mainly my torque converter. I was already looking to buy a new tranny because I thought it was toast. I seen this thread, gave it a shot, and volla, works like a new tranny again! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Brett
04-02-2012 09:18 AM
robhurlburt
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Originally Posted by Boo97wrangler View Post
Where exactly is the TCC? Ive got to test mine. Think thats what is wrong with mine. PO743 code? Ive tried to find diagrams for it but haven't had any luck
you have to drop the valve body to get to it. luckily i checked the wires going into my tranny and they were broken so i just need a new plug.
03-31-2012 03:38 PM
Boo97wrangler
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Originally Posted by Boo97wrangler
Ok, so I Whateve my filter today. Followed the same steps as mentioned earlier. went to start flushing the fluid, like mentioned on previous posts, using same steps. Attached hose to radiator started engine, put in neutral, nothing. It barely dripped. Tried going through gears, let it idle to build pressure, nothing! lol. Please help!! Im ready to get back in my jeep!
Changed my filter* dang smart phone!
03-31-2012 03:37 PM
Boo97wrangler Ok, so I Whateve my filter today. Followed the same steps as mentioned earlier. went to start flushing the fluid, like mentioned on previous posts, using same steps. Attached hose to radiator started engine, put in neutral, nothing. It barely dripped. Tried going through gears, let it idle to build pressure, nothing! lol. Please help!! Im ready to get back in my jeep!
03-30-2012 08:34 PM
Boo97wrangler
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Originally Posted by coolbreeze
Hmm. Mine never really did"the shutter". It just threw the PO743 code, torque converter circuit tester or something like that. Then my tranny started acting up, slipping bad and making a grinding/ scratchy noise. I checked the fluid and its pretty dirty. I was planning on flushing the trans tomorrow , and was going to test that solenoid while I was doing it. Trying to stay cheap rather than spending a grand or two at a transmission shop. Any help would greatly be appreciated!
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