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Old 11-27-2015, 09:07 AM
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Anyone change the AT trans fluid/filter in a 2012?

Has anyone here changed the transmission fluid & filter in a 2012 or newer JK Wrangler? I was wondering if the pan came down w/o having to remove a cross member or anything else. I'm talking JK not JKU. Thanks.

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Old 11-27-2015, 12:18 PM   #2
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It helps to identify the Transmission Model Number. Try this Link.
Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler 42RLE Automatic Transmission Service

Also go to You Tube. I'm sure theres a Home Made Video procedure or some info in there.

Isn't it kinda early to be changing the fluid? Unless you go up alot of hills or Tow?

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Old 11-27-2015, 01:56 PM
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No luck with youtube.

The 2012 and newer use the NAG1/WA580. Shipmate has 50K miles on his and wants to change the fluid and filter. I was hoping someone did it on the JK Wrangler with the 5 speed AT and could let me in on what to expect since I was going to lend a hand.
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I changed it on a 2012 JKUR. Did not drop the crossmember, I think I loosened the exhaust though due to clearance
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:25 AM
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I changed it on a 2012 JKUR. Did not drop the crossmember, I think I loosened the exhaust though due to clearance
I was afraid something like that had to be done. I was hoping it was going to be an easy pan drop. Thanks.
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be very careful when filling the tranny with the ATF. It is very sensitive to over filling.
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I did it and the only other thing I removed was that silly skid bar if I recall correctly.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:21 AM
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I did it and the only other thing I removed was that silly skid bar if I recall correctly.
No problems clearing the exhaust?
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No problems clearing the exhaust?
I remember it to be a little bit of a tight squeeze but yeah I did not touch the exhaust at all to get it out and in. Probably helped a ton that I drained it from the top first with a pump. That made pan removal a ton easier all around.
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I remember it to be a little bit of a tight squeeze but yeah I did not touch the exhaust at all to get it out and in. Probably helped a ton that I drained it from the top first with a pump. That made pan removal a ton easier all around.
So no problems with the exhaust. I was planning on using an extractor to get as much fluid out of the pan as possible then dropping it, exactly as you did. Thanks
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So no problems with the exhaust. I was planning on using an extractor to get as much fluid out of the pan as possible then dropping it, exactly as you did. Thanks
None when I did mine. No problem. Extractor is the way to go.
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None when I did mine. No problem. Extractor is the way to go.
+1 on the extractor.
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Drove my 2012 AT 98,000 miles before I traded it on a 2016. Most were highway miles. No problems. Checked the fluid level every 7k mile with the oil change. Best AT I've ever driven.
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Drove my 2012 AT 98,000 miles before I traded it on a 2016. Most were highway miles. No problems. Checked the fluid level every 7k mile with the oil change. Best AT I've ever driven.
I'm liking it too.
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What extractor have people used? I'm at 52,000 and doing the fluid and filter change is on my radar for the near future.
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What extractor have people used? I'm at 52,000 and doing the fluid and filter change is on my radar for the near future.

My father has a Miti Vac 7201 I use that. He does a very thorough cleanup of it when he's done with it. He does that because it can be used for adding fluid too. It is great to fill transfer cases with, and bleed brakes, which I haven't tried yet. It is a great tool to have.
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I used the HTmoto one I bought from amazon. Worked like a charm but took a while.

Did mine around 20k as I was putting the evo skid set on and knew it would be more of a pain if I waited. There was less junk in the pan than I thought there would be, but still enough that I was glad I did it.

Probably will do it again around 50k.

Just make sure you do it when cold and have a way to measure the amount that came out so you have a really good starting point of what to put back in.
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Thanks for the responses guys. Much appreciated.

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