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post #1 of 20 Old 06-23-2008, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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what type of transmission fluid?

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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Mercon/Dexron III.

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alright now where do i put it in at??

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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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ya thanks it take 10 quarts right??

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prob holds about 4. i leaked all mine out and i put about 4 qt in and that did the job
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post #7 of 20 Old 11-17-2011, 07:37 AM
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Full trans holds 8. Depending on how much and where it leaked, you could have lost anywhere from 1 to ??

I would fill, check, fill, check. Repeat until showing full.

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Check it hot with the engine running and the transmission in neutral.

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post #9 of 20 Old 11-17-2011, 08:32 AM
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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).
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I am pretty sure the weeks between 06-23-2008 when this thread died, and today, jeepjack has figured out 10qts is a bit much.

Why are the Wrangler guys are bumping dead threads ?

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Why are the Wrangler guys are bumping dead threads ?
I'm glad they did, it saved me from searching...lol
I'm changing the trans fluid this weekend and was going to search for fluid amount.

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Wranglers don't use the AW-4.

A simple SEARCH finds this:

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Cherokee Fluid Capacities

Engine Oil
-2.5L (4cyl) - 4.0 Quarts (3.8L)
-4.0L (6cyl) - 6.0 Quarts (5.7L)

Cooling System
-2.5L (4cyl) - 9.0 Quarts (8.5L)
-4.0L (6cyl) - 10.5 Quarts (9.9L)

Automatic Transmission
-4.0L (6cyl) The AW-4 Automatic Transmission uses Transmission Fluid labeled Dexron-III/Mercon.

- 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

Manual Transmission

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...

Transfer Case
-NV231 Part-Time (Command-Trac) - 2.2 Pints (1.0L) Dexron III/Mercon

-NV242 Full-Time (Selec-Trac) – 2.85 Pints (1.3L) Dexron III/Mercon


Front Axle
-Dana 30 - 2.5 Pts (1.2L) SAE 75W-90

Rear Axle
-When equipped, Trac-Lok Limited Slip rear axles require 4 ounces
of Friction Modifier Additive

-Dana 35 - 3.5 Pints (1.66L) SAE 75W-90
-Dana 44 - 4.0 Pints (1.89L) SAE 75W-90
-Chrysler 8.25 - 4.4 Pints (2.0L) SAE 75W-90

For towing and off-road use SAE 75-140 synthetic

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As simple SEARCH finds this:
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Full capacity is 8 quarts. I ran mine dry when a line blew off and had to put in 8 quarts. It still moved ... must be it wasn't dry or overfilled.

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Front Axle
-Dana 30 - 2.5 Pts (1.2L) SAE 75W-90

Rear Axle
-When equipped, Trac-Lok Limited Slip rear axles require 4 ounces
of Friction Modifier Additive

-Dana 35 - 3.5 Pints (1.66L) SAE 75W-90
-Dana 44 - 4.0 Pints (1.89L) SAE 75W-90
-Chrysler 8.25 - 4.4 Pints (2.0L) SAE 75W-90

For towing and off-road use SAE 75-140 synthetic
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?
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