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Unread 09-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Wj 545rfe

How many miles can I expect out of a 2004 Overland 545RFE transmission? Has anyone made it to 200k without a rebuild? Mine has 140k on it, and had fluid changes at 55k and 97k. So far I haven't had any problems.

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Unread 09-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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Unread 09-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #3
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160k.... No issues
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Unread 09-14-2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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The trans shop I'm friends with says that they are good. Only thing they saw go wrong with them was some of the VB's develop a crack and need replaced.

They do recommend having the PCM put into quick learn mode after a fluid and filter change.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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140k is twice the miles I got out of mine before a rebuild. Wasn't even close to happy with the situation. Stealership said it was 5 quarts overfill. Merchants (who did ALL maintenance on it) said no way! Chrysler told me to go **** myself (if I'm allowed to paraphrase). Ended up costing me $2500 for a rebuild.

AAMCO did do an awesome job on it. Been rock solid for the last 130k, though I am thinking about taking back to them for an inspection and fluid change.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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I replaced mine at 145k and i diligently changed fluids and filters since 40k. $2600
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Unread 09-14-2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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Mine is still good at 170k with proper maintenance but to be honest I've never been too impressed with it, seems very jerky and almost like it has to make up its mind before downshifting when I floor it.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 12:23 AM   #8
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Mine just died at 128K. I've owned it for only a couple of years, so no idea if there was any maintenance done to it before. I changed the fluid and filters right after I bought it. I got 20K of usage before it let go.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #9
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175K on mine behind the 4.7HO in my '03 Overland. I'm the third owner, fluid changes have been done every 30-40K. Running great.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #10
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@merc1973 Did you go for a rebuild or remanufactured trans?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #11
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Mine got to 265k before having electrical issues.

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Unread 09-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #12
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99 45RFE here with 169,xxx 2nd owner(my mom is the original) and i beat mine up. No issues as of yet.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:56 AM   #13
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@merc1973 Did you go for a rebuild or remanufactured trans?
Remanufactured
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Unread 09-16-2013, 09:15 AM   #14
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128k on my wife's WJ, she's owned it since 40k. It may be overkill, but I usually change the filters and fluid every 2 years, regardless of mileage. The only time we ever had any trans problems was when the TPS went bad.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #15
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