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Relax_Jimmy24 11-08-2013 10:26 PM

Jeep WJ transmission fluid temperature
 
My transmission fluid temperature is at 225. I switched out the filters with brand-new Mopar ones and brand-new ATF 4 fluid. Along with all sensors and solenoid. Any idea why the temperature would be so high?

Relax_Jimmy24 11-09-2013 12:01 AM

Also i put 10 quarts of ATF4 and when i check the dip stick its on the 2nd hole of cold. I am afraid to add more as they state for a filter change it should be 6.5 quarts.

dlundblad 11-09-2013 01:04 PM

Are you checking it while the transmission is hot or cold? Drive it around and let the fluid come to temp then check it. Should be somewhere between the 2 hot markers. Not too sure on what the actual temperature should be though.

Relax_Jimmy24 11-09-2013 01:17 PM

Ok i took it to the dealer and they set the fluid level were it should be. It was a quart low.
But the temp is still at 225F. Is this normal???

dlundblad 11-09-2013 01:24 PM

I would still check it when the fluid is at operating temperature. Do you have a transmission temperature gauge?

Relax_Jimmy24 11-09-2013 02:04 PM

I checked it right now and its right were it should be at operating temperature. I am using the super chip tuner to see the transmission temp. Everything works fine. Shifts great. Just that temperature problem, which i do not know if its normal.

rm2001wj 11-09-2013 06:41 PM

The transmission fluid cooler is in a portion of the engine coolant radiator. It seems to me that the ATF temp would be close to or a little higher than the engine coolant temp. That 225 is probably normal.

Relax_Jimmy24 11-09-2013 09:43 PM

Alright. Since all I seen was that higher than 200 is bad for the transmission I was worried and thought something was wrong.

Trav1s 11-10-2013 08:53 PM

That is about the temp that I would have expected. I have been threatening to install a trans temp gauge in my PML pan and your thread has inspired me to look into it more.

Jeepers21 11-10-2013 09:31 PM

I wouldn't mind learning more about your tranny temp gauge set up?

Trav1s 11-11-2013 06:56 AM

This is what I am going to use for my install:
Autometer 2640 Electronic trans temp gauge
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411S6FN7N9L.jpg

I am going to use this mount and put it in the cubby hole in the dash below the heater/ac controls
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21iXPFsW8nL.jpg

I am going to use these to angle it so it is easier to see from the driver's seat
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...SL._SX342_.jpg


Here is the PML pan that is tapped for the gauge.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c5...psd0c96230.jpg

Rough Country 11-11-2013 09:45 AM

I was having high temps on mine when I would pull my boat (yes i turned o/d off) so I installed a trans cooler with a fan and now my temp never gets over 180.

Here is the Hayden fan setup
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...ps53fff42e.png

I am pulling a 19.5ft boat with no issues now!:2thumbsup:
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...ps6e1f80b3.jpg

Trav1s 11-11-2013 10:53 AM

[QUOTE=Rough Country;17611042]I was having high temps on mine when I would pull my boat (yes i turned o/d off) so I installed a trans cooler with a fan and now my temp never gets over 180.

Here is the Hayden fan setup
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...ps53fff42e.png


What do you have for a temp gauge set-up. Ryan?

Rough Country 11-11-2013 11:09 AM

I have the superchip traildash programmer. I was using a autometer gauge but the read the same so I took the autometer guage out.

Trav1s 11-11-2013 01:51 PM

Thanks Ryan!

I ordered the parts today from Amazon. I will start a thread when they are here and installed.


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