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post #1 of 4 Old 06-27-2016, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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2002 jeep liberty five speed trans 6 cyl

My five speed trans in my 6 cyl. Jeep liberty is noisy. I was told it's normal. I would like to know if I can use a thicker grade oil other than what the manufacture calls for. such as a 90 wt.gear oil.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-02-2016, 01:31 PM
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Im not sure about the thicker oil, but I know it has to meet the MS-9224 specification. I put Valvoline synchro mesh gear oil in mine and it it harder to shift into gear and doesn't like the cold very well. I don't know if it was ever changed before, either. Mine is on the loud side while in neutral with the clutch engaged, in first gear, and fifth gear.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-03-2016, 09:27 PM
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You probably shouldn't use gear oil. If you check the spec, they likely want a GL-4 spec fluid, not GL-5. They tend to be noisier, but you may want it checked for bearing noise.
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-13-2016, 12:43 AM
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Is the noise from the trans or the throw out bearing?
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