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Unread 10-30-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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New to Jeeps How do you check the transmission fluid.

This is a dumb question but just got my jeep its 93 wrangler. when its cold its hard for me to put it on second gear once it warms up it becomes a lot easier. How do i check my transmission fluid levels and what other lubricants do i change for the vehicles maintenance?

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Unread 10-30-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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First off to the forum. Seeing that you have a 4 banger and it is a 93 that would mean you have the AX-5 manual trans. Your axles are Dana30 front, Dana 35 rear. Both are 4.10 gearing. Your Tcase is a NP231.

You need to take the fill plug out to check the fluid.

As far as what fluids the change for maint, I would change em all being that it is new to you. Here is a list from the FAQ:

What fluids do I use and how much do I put in my Jeep?
*Axles - Gear oil - 80 weight for light duty and normally cooler climates - 90w120 weight for heavy duty and normally warmer climates Note: Some rear axles are equiped with factory posi - a limited slip additive must be put in with the gear oil to extend and protect the limited slip action
Dana 30 = 2.5 pints
Dana 35 = 3.5 pints
Dana 44 = 4.0 pints

*Engines:
- 10w30 for good general usage in most climates
- 5w30 for those colder climates (when temps are below freezing for extended periods of time)
2.5L = 4 quarts (w/ filter)
4.0L = 6 quarts (w/ filter)
4.2L = 6 quarts (w/ filter)

*Transmission (standard):
- 80 weight gear oil but most recoment Redline MT 90 to protect the interals better. 75W90 is listed by some but the 80W is just cheaper to find with no ill effects.
AX-5 = 3.3 quarts
AX-15 = 3.25 quarts
BA-10/5 = 2.45 quarts

*Transmission (automatic):
- Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Dexron III
TF 904 = 4 quarts
TF 999 = 4 quarts

*Transfer case:
- Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Dexron III
231 = 2.2 pints
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Unread 10-30-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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Rusy,

Is that in the FAQ senction, haven't seen it and it's some great information to note!
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Unread 10-30-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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Yep, under the most frequently asked questions, first post.
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i know im dusting off old threads here.. but its relivent.

if i have the 4.2 auto, TF999, can i use ATF 4

same with the transfer case, can i use ATF 4 in there as well?
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Unread 04-01-2009, 12:04 PM   #6
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Unread 04-01-2009, 12:49 PM   #7
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thanks rusty.

we should go ride one day. ive done big things on this jeep in the two weeks ive had it... rebuilt the carter, nutter, gutted and redid the vacuum, bled the brakes, trans pan, valve cover, custom air cleaner/valve breather install, gutted the a/c system...

all i have left is rear brakes, power steering fluid, and front and rear diffs, and transfer case fluid, and oil change lol. not much
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Fill plug


Drain plug


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