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Unread 11-08-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 11-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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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???
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Unread 11-09-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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I would still check it when the fluid is at operating temperature. Do you have a transmission temperature gauge?
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Unread 11-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #8
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Alright. Since all I seen was that higher than 200 is bad for the transmission I was worried and thought something was wrong.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #9
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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.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
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I wouldn't mind learning more about your tranny temp gauge set up?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:56 AM   #11
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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


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


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



Here is the PML pan that is tapped for the gauge.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:45 AM   #12
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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!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
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[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?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #14
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I have the superchip traildash programmer. I was using a autometer gauge but the read the same so I took the autometer guage out.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #15
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Thanks Ryan!

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