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Unread 12-02-2009, 10:22 PM   #1
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Unread 12-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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My 2000 says ATF. Im not sure though. awaiting answer, i need to know this too.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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The AW-4 Aisin Warner automatic transmission that was installed in the 4.0L I-6 Cherokees used and uses Dexron-III/Mercon transmission fluid. Always did, always will.

Use ATF in an AW-4 at your own risk.
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Before ATF+ came out ,at the dealership we always used Dexron. It came in AMC, then MOPAR bottles.
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The only reason you would use ATF+ instead of the Dexron/Mercon is if you have an automatic and the 2.5 liter four cylinder. The 3 speed auto that came with the 4-cylinder is a Chrysler tranny that uses the ATF stuff.
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Dex/Merc II/III

Fluid is cheap, transmissions are not.
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The aw4 origionally called for DexronII, If you look at the trans drain plug, you will see "dII" stamped into it.
DexronII is no longer around, so it is recommended that you use DexronIII/Mercon.
DO NOT USE AFT+4! Your transmission will screw up and youll have to drain ALL the fluid/buy a new trans.
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So DexronIII/Mercon should be used? How much fluid does the transmission take?
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Unread 12-03-2009, 02:27 PM   #11
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The AW-4 Aisin Warner automatic transmission that was installed in the 4.0L I-6 Cherokees used and uses Dexron-III/Mercon transmission fluid. Always did, always will.

Use ATF in an AW-4 at your own risk.

There are errors in some owners manuals.
x 1 billion on this.

Edit: WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL ASKING THIS QUESTION?! WTF!!
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I run my car to get it to operating temp., then check the tranny dipstick to ensure the tranny fluid is at it's proper "hot" level on the stick (while it's running and in "neutral").
Check your User Manual The AW-4 I belive you leave in Park to check the fluid, the 4.0L and the 4 cyl. tranny are a little different in the way you check the fluid (what gear it is at least...)
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WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL ASKING THIS QUESTION?! WTF!!
Possibly because all licenses to manufacture Dexron III have expired and the oil companies have had to rename the equivalent product due to trademark issues. In some cases, the new product is called "ATF." (Note that ATF and ATF+4 are not the same product.)

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Use ATF in an AW-4 at your own risk.
I suspect that you meant to say "ATF+4."
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