the Jeep leaked all of my transmission fluid out. i figured out where it was leaking from, the hose from the radiator had come apart. so i fixed that but what type of transmission fluid does the AW4 use??
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transmission dipstick tube under the hood. You'll need a funnel with a small end. Most auto parts stores should carry one that will work. I got one from Autozone with a step-down at the end and it fits into the trans tube perfectly.
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4 qt is only the content of the pan when you flush it. If you have had a leak you might have lost more than just the pan capacity. Make sure you check the level frequently after you refill it as the fluid needs to recirculate across the transmission and fill the 'gaps'. The proper procedure to refill is to have the engine running and add the fluid. Check the warm and cold level as level.
It is very important that you use the right fluid (Dex/Merc III as mentionned).
- Drain and Re-fill = 4 Quarts (3.8L)
- Filter and complete fluid exchange = 8 Quarts (7.8 L)
-2.5L (4cyl) Chrysler/Mopar Automatic Transmissions use ATF+3 or ATF+4 Type 7176
Chrysler now recommends the use of 10w-30 motor oil
-AX-5 5 speed manual - 3.3 quarts 75W-90 GL3 or GL4 (NOT GL5 or GL5 compatible as incorrectly stated in some Owners Manuals)
-AX-15 5 speed manual - 3.32 quarts 75W-90 GL3 or GL4 (NOT GL5 or GL5 compatible as incorrectly stated in some Owners Manuals)
-NV3550 5 speed manual - 2.1 quarts Mopar fluid part # 04874464AA or Snychromax (meets Mopar MS-9224 specs)
The NLGI specs are important - typical NLGI GL-5 gear oil carries added sulphur used as an Extreme Pressure (EP) lubricant. Especially when heated, sulphur is antagonistic to yellow (copper-based) metals - and the synchronizer rings and any bushings in the AX-15 are bronze. Most synthetic gear oils are rated GL-5 and are listed as "safe for use with yellow metals."
Unlike API motor oil specifications (to API Service SL/CJ-4,) NLGI Service specifications are not reverse-compatible.
If you want to use a synthetic (RedLine, AmsOil, etc.) either check the back of the bottle or check the manufacturer's website to make sure it's safe for use with yellow metal - using sulphur-bearing gear oils usually results in draining your synchronizer rings at your next fluid change...
-NV231 Part-Time (Command-Trac) - 2.2 Pints (1.0L) Dexron III/Mercon
Tim, glad you bring that up. I'm about to flush the differential fluid and I'm having the hardest time finding the fluid. You mentioned on a previous post that 75W90 and 80W90 are the same (see I pay attention...). I have everything stock, and don't tow. Problem is I can't seem to find a descent brand name fluid at a resonable price. They only sell brand name gear oil by the quart. All I can find is stuff like Coastal and other junk brands. What do you recommend? GL5 okay for differentials?