diff fluid and transfer case - stealership only ???
tranny fluid i know is atf 4 + which is basically only at the stealerships.. if you go to a place like Jiffy Lube or ect . they dont care it
Diff Fluid or transfer case fluid changes... is that a stealership product only as well ......... i just dont have the time right now to do it myself .....
this whole " stealership or on your own " because of a certain " fluid " is something i didnt realize before i bought this GC .. in hindsight never would have done it if i knew it was all " properitory" fluids and ect .. makes it a real pain in the a$$$$$$....
thanx for any help someone can give me ..
also any idea in cost and ect
2001 JEEP Grand Cherokee Limited
4.7 - 4x4
i looked this up in my wife's owner's manual last night Dexron III is what is used for the 247.....ATF +3 or +4 for the trans (redline C+ ATF) and the ownder's manual says 75w90 for front diff and 74w140 for the rear plus friction modifier (quadra-drive also)
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Early '99 WJs came from the factory with the wrong TC fluid and the owners manuals are incorrect. Here is the TSB that applies. You should only use the MOPAR fluid for the TC case.
210999 - NV 247 TRANSFER CASE SHUDDER
Date: 06/04/99 (supersedes 211798 dated 12/11/98)
Model year(s): 1999
Description: This bulletin involves a new transfer case fluid, a revised repair procedure, and a change to the Maintenance Schedules "A" and "B".
NOTE: **THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE NV 247 TRANSFER CASE.
NOTE: **VEHICLES BUILT ON OR AFTER APRIL 9, 1999 HAVE THE NEW TRANSFER CASE FLUID ALREADY INSTALLED IN THE NV 247 TRANSFER CASE FROM THE ASSEMBLY PLANT.**
Details: A shudder and/or low pitched grunting noise may be present in the transfer case. The condition is a slip/stick condition in the progressive coupling assembly. The condition may be present at slow speeds, and/or during tight steering maneuvers such as parking or backing out of a driveway.
The new transfer case fluid has several different characteristics from that of ATF- 4. Some of those characteristics are: a yellow color, a slightly higher viscosity, and a sweet (new vinyl like) odor. These characteristics may vary depending on how well the transfer case was drained prior to refill.
If a customer describes this condition, perform the Repair Procedure.
NOTE: **THE RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE INTERVAL FOR SCHEDULED SERVICE TO THE TRANSFER CASE FLUID IS CHANGED. FOR SCHEDULE – "A" (FOR NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS), IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE TRANSFER CASE FLUID BE DRAINED AND REFILLED EVERY 22,550 MILES OR 18 MONTHS. FOR SCHEDULE – "B" (OTHER THAN NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS), IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE TRANSFER CASE FLUID BE DRAINED AND REFILLED EVERY 21,000 MILES.**
2 quarts 05016796AA Fluid, Transfer Case**
NOTE: THE USE OF ANY FLUID OR ADDITIVE, OTHER THAN TRANSFER CASE FLUID 05016796AA, IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
2. Drain the transfer case fluid as completely a possible. Install the drain plug.
NOTE: **IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE ALL FLUID IS COMPLETELY DRAINED FROM THE TRANSFER CASE PRIOR TO REFILL.**
3. Fill the transfer case with MOPAR fluid, **P/N 05016796AA**, until the fluid runs out the fill plug (1.6 liters – 1.7 quarts). Install the fill plug.
4. **Drive the vehicle in a safe area and manner. Perform small radius (tight) circles. Even when the shudder condition is no longer present, a minimum of five ( 5 ) left turn circles and five ( 5 ) right turn circles must be completed.
Performing "figure 8’s" may be more convenient as long as the circles are small.**
Performing circles in reverse will cause the discs, within the progressive coupling of the transfer case, to move in a direction that is opposite to their movement when the vehicle is driven in a forward gear. This may be of added assistance with displacing the new fluid within the progressive coupling. Drive the vehicle in a safe area and manner.**
ATF 4 Is the Preferred Tranny Fluid Too For WJs 99-04
Here is the TSB advises the switch over to ATF 4.
2100404 - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE ATF+4®
Date: 03/16/04 (supersedes 2100601 dated 6/29/01)
Model year(s): 1999-2004
Description: Information pertaining to automatic transmission fluid usage ATF+4®.
Details:1999-2002 Grand Cherokee. A new transmission fluid (ATF+4® Type 9602) has been developed and is being used as factory fill for all vehicles with Chrysler automatic transmissions. Until now, vehicles originally filled with ATF+2 or ATF+3 were to be serviced with ATF+3. Effective immediately, it is recommended that all vehicles with Chrysler automatic transmissions (except for 1999 and earlier minivans) be serviced with ATF+4®.
NOTE: ATF+4® MUST always be used in vehicles that were originally filled with ATF+4®. ATF+4® is compatible with ATF+3 and can be used to top off vehicles that currently have ATF+2 or ATF+3. DO NOT use ATF+2 or ATF+3 to top off vehicles that have ATF+4® fluid.
Better anti-wear properties
Improved rust/corrosion prevention
Retains anti-foaming properties
Superior properties for low temperature operation
Mopar ATF+4® is a World Class Fluid having exceptional durability. However, the red dye used in ATF+4® is not permanent; as the fluid ages it may become darker or appear brown in color. ATF+4® also has a unique odor that may change with age. With ATF+4® fluid, color and odor are no longer indicators of fluid condition and do not support a fluid change.
Mopar now licenses the ATF+4 fluid so that other manufacturers can sell it. But it's still hard to find. Anytime you see something specifying ATF+3 you should use ATF+4 since it supercedes it.
For your transfercase, if you have Quadra TrackII or Quadra Drive you need the NV247 fluid from Mopar (don't worry, it's not that expensive).
SelecTrac uses dexronIII fluid.
For the diffs you can use whatever gearlube you like. Personally I would go with something synthetic (like Mobil1).
If you tow you should put 75W-140 in the rear, otherwise 75W-90 is fine.
If you have Quadra Drive you should also put 75W-140 both front and rear.
Also the VariLok differentials (Quadra Drive) and the TracLok (optional limited slip rear for non Quadra Drive) requires a friction modifier to be added to the differential fluid.
Also available from the dealer ~$7 each and you need one per diff (remember to put it in _before_ you fill it up with gear lube).