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Unread 04-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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Help with maintenance question

Ok I'm thinking about having the transmission worked on. I want to have the transmission flushed and have the filter and gasket replaced as well. I'm looking at $279 for this to be done. I'm currently at 102xxx miles and have not had this done since I bought the jeep back in 2012. I dint do any towing at all. Is the price right and should I have this done.

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Unread 04-29-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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just had my transmission fluid drained and the two filters replaced and also filled back up with mopar atf +4 fluid for only 129$ probably 150 after taxed and disposal. the 200$ sounds expensive.

Also, can i suggest you only drain it and not flush it. when you flush it there is the potential for some sediment in there that is in the gears from the years of use to be flushed out and loosening things up. this could actually make the car drive worse from what I am reading.

just drain fluid, replace both filters and refill with new OEM fluid.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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I would just drop the pan do the filter and the 6 quarts you will lose. Unless you can get it done cheaper.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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I would not change it unless it is burnt or contaminated.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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Is there a how to on how to do it? My only issue is limited space and tools

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Unread 04-29-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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Also where can I purchase the filters

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Unread 04-30-2014, 01:54 AM   #7
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Disregard my post. It was pertaining to 545RFE Trans.
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Unread 04-30-2014, 06:32 AM   #8
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What engine? V6 and SRT models use the NAG1 Merc trans while the other V8 models use the 5-45RFE Chrysler trans.
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Unread 04-30-2014, 08:11 AM   #9
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I have the v6. What kind of oil for the tranny should I get and 6 qts ok? Also is there a how to on doing this.

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Unread 04-30-2014, 08:19 AM   #10
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I have the v6. What kind of oil for the tranny should I get and 6 qts ok? Also is there a how to on doing this.

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You can not change the fluid in a V6 tranny yourself, it must be serviced by some one with the proper equipment.
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Unread 04-30-2014, 09:30 AM   #11
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Why is that though isn't it just as simple as draining oil dropping oil pan replacing filters putting pan back on and filling up tranny from the dipstick location.

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Unread 04-30-2014, 09:37 AM   #12
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Because you do not have a dipstick to check the level. They use a machine to check the level. Centennial jeep on arapahoe did a friend's trans service for $180 just 2 weeks ago. Might be worth the drive.
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Unread 04-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #13
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Or you can also buy yourself a dipstick..
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Unread 04-30-2014, 09:46 AM   #14
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I have a buddy who is gonna give me one he bought awhile ago for his jeep but ended up selling it. So then I'll be able to do it then? Are there any how to on doing this job?

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Unread 04-30-2014, 09:46 AM   #15
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I have the 545rfe trans, different than yours but just for comparison: my mopar filters were $47 from the dealer. 8 qts of atf4 at $8 each =$111 factor in the cost of the dipstick and your time. It may be better to pay somebody to do it. Btw i do all my own maintenance otherwise on 3 vehicles. Some jobs are worth paying someone to do. Messy as well.
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