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Unread 11-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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Wj Warning to all wj owners

I recently went 4x4 in some deep water . I got a 4 inch Ruff country lift kits and 31" tires. So the water was deep . just to give everyone a heads up only WJ models have NO BREATHER HOSE to the engine bay . so be very carfull when going through deep water. The breather hole is located at the fron of the transmission above the tork converter. it is highly recomender to put a breather hose on. The transmission has to be pulled out . The original hole must be pluged and a new one drilled and fitted with NPT swaglok..

I am in need of a 42RE transmission if anybody can help please let me know

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Unread 11-22-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Sooooooooo, you somehow sucked H2o into your tranny?

and it fried your tranny? did you try draining and flushing?
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Unread 11-22-2010, 02:06 PM   #3
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Yep, it is pretty well known on the forum. There is a write up somewhere on how to put in a breather tube.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
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Disappointing to hear that they would have not put one in at the factory...
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Unread 11-22-2010, 03:44 PM   #5
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Yep, it is pretty well known on the forum. There is a write up somewhere on how to put in a breather tube.
do you know where this write up is??
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Unread 11-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #6
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Is there a breather hose on the 45re??
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Unread 11-22-2010, 11:41 PM   #7
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Nope no breather hose on a 42RE you have to put one. There is a write up on it. sadass i believe was the guy helping me today. Yes it is so darn stupid jeep would not put a breather hose i mean they got the Transfercase and diffs with breather hose. but most people laugh at my jeep because they call it a grocery getter. I love the wj myself . lotsa room for camping , you c an sleep in it and it"s a very smooth ride. i will get some pics of my jeep soon on this forum i just joined today. but if you look at Proto Fab Specialty Parts For Bronco, Jeep, and Scout my jeep looks like his. i even purchased his bumper. KICK *** bumper man solid as hell . Also i mounted a warn HP powerplant . with compressor. just need a trany to enjoy my jeep again lol
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Unread 11-23-2010, 06:47 AM   #8
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Is there a breather hose on the 45re??
You mean 45RFE? And yes there is and it is attached to the trans dipstick tube,very hard to see and reach but extending it is not hard to do.Just remember you need to extend the F/R diff breathers and the t-case breather.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 07:59 AM   #9
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Hmm..this is a trail we go to often, going around this is NOT an option and we've never had a problem.

This is my friend going through:
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Unread 11-23-2010, 08:25 AM   #10
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Do the V8's have a breather hose on the trans?
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Unread 11-23-2010, 08:28 AM   #11
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You mean 45RFE? And yes there is and it is attached to the trans dipstick tube,very hard to see and reach but extending it is not hard to do.Just remember you need to extend the F/R diff breathers and the t-case breather.
Okay cool. How and where would you put the breather hoses once your extend them? Tie them to the roof rack?
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Unread 11-23-2010, 11:23 PM   #12
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Wj nope 42RE have no breather hose from the tranny

I got stuck in water and water got in my tranny because there is no breather hose.
42RE"s are from the inline 6 4x4. 1999 grand cherokee had 3 tranny's that year. inline 6 2x4, inline 6 4x4, and v8 . I have a breather hose on my Transfer case and my diferentials. but not the trany. The factory hole is above the tork converter. if you burry the top of you tranny and get stuck. water will sure be in your trany. if not your the lucky one lol

what you need to do is plug the factory hole with JB weld and dril a new hole just above the factory one. the reason is .

You need to tap with swaglok threads and the tork converter will be in the way. so if you drill a new hole above the factory the NPT swaglof will not interfear with the tork converter. and you can run the hose as high as you need it. the top of engine bay is fine. but i know someone who just ran it along his snorkle.

Also if you drive through i don't think water will get in but if you get stuck and it take 10 min or so to get out your in trouble if you have no breather hose.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #13
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An idea I had awhile back was to find out where the lowers breather vent is, extend them all to the same level, then put a piece of pin striping on the door/fender as a guage to let you know when you're too deep.
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