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Unread 10-31-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Tranny oil/filter change

I drained almost 8qts of tranny oil. Is that about right? I was expecting 6 maybe 7q's. I put 7 back in but I guess I'm going to have to add another qt. After checking the level these last few days it looks like it could probably use 2 more. I just don't want to overfill. How may qt's are you guys adding? Despite this minor oil question, my first transmission fluid/filter change on the jeep was pretty smooth. I highly recommend getting ramps!

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Unread 10-31-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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8 is correct on a hemi, not sure on a 4.7. Check wkjeeps.com

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Unread 10-31-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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8 is correct on a hemi, not sure on a 4.7. Check wkjeeps.com

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What diffrence would the engine make ? It's the same transmission .

OP - The service manual calls for 6.5Qts for a service fill and the 14 for an overhaul . You should make sure that trans is good and hot before and check it in neutral . You may have had a drain back issue on the old spin on filter or the torque converter that allowed a little more fluid to drain back to the pan .
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Unread 10-31-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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Sorry, I misread thinking it was engine oil! iPhone reading takes this one

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Unread 11-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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Will do, thanks.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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Mine took 8 qts. the last time I did it. It's due again in about 3000 miles, so we'll see if it'll be the same.
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I thought maybe it was because of the ramps I was using, it may have somehow helped drain more but maybe that's how it is. As long as it's nothing to be worried about, I'm fine with 8qts.
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You'll generally know if you have a leak back because the trans will take a couple seconds to engage drive on the first startup .
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Unread 11-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #9
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I see, I'll keep on eye on that. Thanks.
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Yes, as long as it is full when hot.....after driving it for about 30 miles or so, you'll be fine. The amount depends on how long it was sitting before you changed it, and how much fluid had drained back from the torque converter. IMO, the more old fluid you can get out and new in, the better. Was this the first time its been changed?
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Just did mine too I put back in 6.5 Quarts as per the service manual....drives fine...I will check it after a good drive one day and add some if need be...not hard to add fluid. Remember it expands when 180 degrees per the instructions on the dip stick vs checking at 70 degrees....easier to just check after running it and fill accordingly.
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Thanks, I'll check the level when I get home. It was my first time changing it since I bought it a couple mo's ago. I have no history on it so I been changing all the fluids little by little.
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Thanks, I'll check the level when I get home. It was my first time changing it since I bought it a couple mo's ago. I have no history on it so I been changing all the fluids little by little.
You could go to the Jeep site, make an account put the VIN in and boom you have the past service records as long as they took it to the dealer.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #14
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Thanks modette, I didn't know I can do that. I found a few records, unfortunately nothing about fluid changes. Just some "misc" stuff. Could I somehow search the repair order #'s to find more details?
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You'll generally know if you have a leak back because the trans will take a couple seconds to engage drive on the first startup .
I am noticing a slight delay when shifting to drive on the first startup. Could this be a potential problem?
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