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Unread 12-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #16
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The fill tube for the tranny is on the right side of the engine near the firewall. Crank it, put it in neutral with th brake set. Add a pint of ATF 4, get in and run the shifter through all positions and back to neutral, check again, repeat until fluid reaches hash marks on dip stick.

Stop there. Drive it until it reaches full operating temperature.

Check it again and add fluid until it reaches 1/2 to 3/4 way to full mark.

Disregard anything the stick says about the type of transmission fluid. Use ATF 4

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Unread 12-22-2012, 03:55 AM   #17
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The mechanic I first took it to for diagnostics when it was stalling on me told me it needed to be replaced. I'd known something wasn't right with it for a while—it had developed a rattle some time ago. They said that the catalyst on the inside was breaking up and flying around in it and that if I didn't replace it, the debris could eventually blow through the screen and destroy the rest of my exhaust (muffler?). I am paraphrasing, and probably not quite getting the terminology right.
Mine original cat rattled for several years, but still passed smog... and drove stray dogs nuts! Finally replaced it this year along with new muffler and tail pipe.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 08:36 AM   #18
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Mine original cat rattled for several years, but still passed smog... and drove stray dogs nuts! Finally replaced it this year along with new muffler and tail pipe.
Hahaha. Well, mine's been rattling for about 4 years now. Started out very occasional. Now, much less so. My buddy Mark says there's a guy that his dealership (that he is a mechanic at) uses for exhaust jobs who'll do it for $200. Figured that was a deal, considering the shop I took it to wanted $450.

Come to think of it though, that $200 may not include the replacement cat. I'll have to clarify.

Either way, I've been putting it off, because while its a gamble not replacing it, it's not making the Jeep dangerous to drive. These other problems are. On a limited budget, I have to pick my battles... Right now these current issues are the priority.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #19
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The fill tube for the tranny is on the right side of the engine near the firewall.
It's taken me a while to get to this (haven't been driving it).

The only thing I see in the area described is where the dip-stick is to check the fluid. Do I pour the ATF-4 down the dip-stick tube? Or am I missing something?

Maintenance manual seems to indicate the tubes are the same....
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Unread 01-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #20
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Yes, you'll need one of these

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Unread 01-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #21
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Was able to add 1.75 qts. Seems much happier. I'm still thinking about replacing the O2 sensor and maybe the crankshaft position sensor as well.

I was searching on eBay motors to try to get an idea of cost. Seems the sensors come in a variety of brands, and I've been told that for sensors, you want original manufacturer's parts. Is that MOPAR? Or what do I search for to find them?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #22
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Pics of a MOPAR CKS (56027272)?

So I bought a CKS (Crankshaft Position Sensor, OEM part: 56027272) from Amazon: http://amzn.com/B006EFUE60

I thought this was an OEM part, because the item description indicates that this is a MOPAR brand part.

But when I took the part to my mechanic this morning, he said that it was not OEM. The part did not indicate MOPAR anywhere on the housing. And aside from some numbers stamped on it, the only other identifying characteristic was that it said "Mexico".

I have a few days left still to be able to return the part to Amazon—which I want to do if it is truly not MOPAR. Does anyone have a picture of an actual MOPAR CKS that they could post?

The one I bought looks identical to this, and shipped in a Mopar box (to which my mechanic commented "The box is Mopar—at least they got that right."):
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