Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   TJ Tech Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/)
-   -   Auto transmission question (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/auto-transmission-question-16311.html)

dj_chizzle 03-06-2008 11:56 AM

Auto transmission question
 
i have an '04 with an automatic and am looking into doing some of my own basic maintenance such as changing the transmission fluid. what i was curious about was what kind of transmission do i have? i've seen AX-15 & NV3550 thrown around but don't know which applies to mine. :doh:

nicolas-eric 03-06-2008 12:03 PM

if itīs a 2004 TJ it has the 4-spd auto tranny with O/D. itīs called 42RLE.

dj_chizzle 03-06-2008 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 202479)
if itīs a 2004 TJ it has the 4-spd auto tranny with O/D. itīs called 42RLE.

thanks nicolas-eric. do you know if servicing it is similar to this write up i found online?

http://www.4x4xplor.com/trannyservice.html

nicolas-eric 03-06-2008 12:10 PM

it has no drain plug. you have toremove the oil pan to drain the tranny.
iīll send you a PM with a write-up.

dj_chizzle 03-06-2008 12:37 PM

thanks man. super informative. i'll be looking to pick up one of those repair manuals for sure if i'm gonna be working on it more.

nicolas-eric 03-06-2008 12:44 PM

iīll send you another PM in about half an hour... :D

64panhead 03-06-2008 05:40 PM

if you have a drill you can get a kit to put a drain plug in it or you can do what i did and drill a hole in the pan and weld a 1/2-20 nut to it and get a matching thread replacement engine oil drain plug. i love my auto. ask if you have any other questions

nicolas-eric 03-06-2008 05:41 PM

why a drain plug? itīs useless. you have to change the filter every time you change the fluid. for that you MUST open the oil pan.

64panhead 03-06-2008 05:56 PM

how is a drain plug useless. it makes a filter change a lot cleaner when you can just pull a plug drain the oil and pull the pan without oil going which ever way the pan is dropping. especialy if it tilts and goes onto the trany skid plate. all the high capacity trans oil pans come with drain plugs and most of the import manufactures have had drain plugs in them for years.

parrot head 03-06-2008 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 64panhead (Post 202600)
how is a drain plug useless. it makes a filter change a lot cleaner when you can just pull a plug drain the oil and pull the pan without oil going which ever way the pan is dropping. especialy if it tilts and goes onto the trany skid plate. all the high capacity trans oil pans come with drain plugs and most of the import manufactures have had drain plugs in them for years.

Yeah, what he said ^:doh::doh::doh:

tobycat1 03-07-2008 12:09 AM

Take it to an oil stop, and have them do it, its cheap and takes 5 min.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:32 AM.