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Relax_Jimmy24 11-08-2013 09:26 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 11-08-2013 11:01 PM

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 12:04 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 12:17 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 12:24 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 01:04 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 05:41 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 08:43 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 07:53 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 08:31 PM

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

Trav1s 11-11-2013 05:56 AM

This is what I am going to use for my install:
Autometer 2640 Electronic trans temp gauge

I am going to use this mount and put it in the cubby hole in the dash below the heater/ac controls

I am going to use these to angle it so it is easier to see from the driver's seat

Here is the PML pan that is tapped for the gauge.

Rough Country 11-11-2013 08:45 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

I am pulling a 19.5ft boat with no issues now!:2thumbsup:

Trav1s 11-11-2013 09:53 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

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

Rough Country 11-11-2013 10:09 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 12:51 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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