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Unread 07-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Tranny question

I checked my tranny fluid and its a little dark and kinda smells burnt it has 220k on it for a 97 should I flush and replace the filter and stuff or just add some fluid

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Unread 07-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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Sorry for double post also what would be the best oil for my i6?
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Unread 07-27-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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I'd drop the pan, change the filter, and top off with fluid. Drain and refill in a couple of weeks, should have all new fluid. If your not having any shifting issues, you should be good to go. I'd add a drain plug, you'll find out why.
By oil, I assume your talking bout trans fluid ATF+4
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Unread 07-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
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Thanks and by oil I mean motor oil I'm not sure what to run in it. It's the 4.0 I6
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Unread 07-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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hehe tranny question
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Unread 07-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #6
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Either change your filter and fluid yourself, or go get it serviced and checked out. I'm only saying spend the money because my tranny went out back in march and I've only got 181k on the clock and its a 97 I6 too. We had never changed the fluid/filter in it since we've owned it, last time I ever make that mistake. Once I get it fixed I'll definitely start changing filter and fluid on it regularly!
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Unread 07-27-2011, 02:16 PM   #7
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How often should it be changed the PO didn't really keep up with it
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Unread 07-27-2011, 02:26 PM   #8
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Eh. Thats really up to you to decide when you want to change it I guess. Once I get my transmission fixed, I'll be changing the fluid on it probably once a year, just for the heck of it and give me some peace of mind.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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Ok thanks all for the advice
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Unread 07-27-2011, 06:14 PM   #10
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you could also adjust the tranny bands while you have the pan off ...

Edit: link from the Stickys section ... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/t...ml#post2765400
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Unread 07-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #11
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you could also adjust the tranny bands while you have the pan off ...

I know this is probably a stupid question, but what exactly are bands and what do they do? I got the same problem with my tranny except i have to floor it to get it to move and even then it doesnt. I'm sure my tranny is shot because the fluid is black, but doesn't smell burnt or anything.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #12
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I would like to know also.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 08:25 PM   #13
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here are some good reads ... look for the band stuff ...

http://www.familycar.com/transmission.htm

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Unread 07-27-2011, 08:49 PM   #14
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An external auxiliary tranny cooler definitely wouldn't hurt either...
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Unread 07-27-2011, 10:14 PM   #15
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Ok thanks
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