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post #46 of 59 Old 03-17-2017, 12:48 PM
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Indeed there is no dipstick, nor can you get one. I tried.
Maybe not from a dealer, but you can order one from any parts outfit.

http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/200..._dipstick.html

That's an aftermarket version, the "real" Mopar part is like $60, but those can be purchased as well.

You just have to use a scan tool to get the temperature of the fluid and match that up to the range on the dipstick.

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post #47 of 59 Old 03-17-2017, 12:58 PM
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ATF+4 is what is on my 05 4.7 WK. Takes 8 or 9 quartz. Special fluid/transmission is bs. DO NOT FLUSH. Especially if you are high mileage, if you flush you will kill your trans. Im draining mine next weekend, and also changing both filters. Kolak priced a Wix kit (2 filters + gasket) for $30. Dealer said 75 per filter. Only go to dealership for warranty.

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post #48 of 59 Old 03-17-2017, 04:47 PM
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If you plan on keeping it forever like I do, invest about $30 or less (shop around) for a pan with a drain plug in it. It takes a Dorman 265-817. Life will be much easier and cleaner next time.

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I'll be changing my tranny fluid and filters shortly...
If you're keeping it for a while, also get a pan with a drain plug (Dorman 265-817) for $30 or <. I also did a Transgo shift kit (under $50) last time I serviced mine. I've had the Sonnax Line Pressure Booster (around $50) on mine since I did my first fluid/filter change years ago. IMO, all of these are well worth the $$$ and help improve the transmission shift quality. Add custom shift schedules/torque management settings with the Superchips Tuner with the Advanced Transmission Tuning Application (ATT) and you've got this tranny about as good as it can get without a performance rebuild.

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post #50 of 59 Old 03-19-2017, 09:25 PM
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..hhmm That could be beyond my in-experience, definitely beyond the wallet at the moment... I just noticed my harmonic balancer is wobbling a fair bit and will be tackling that next...and it needs struts, prob shocks and springs too.. I've changed air filter, oil, plugs, wires, pcv, have a new egr, MAP, IAT, serpentine belt coming. I cleaned the TB, ran a can of seafoam and am looking at making a catch can..I want to pull the intake manifold and clean it, new gaskets are coming..
I just want to get it back to reliable before upgrades...
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post #51 of 59 Old 03-21-2017, 10:01 AM
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Cost me 190 bucks for them to pop my pan off replace the filter filler back up. I did this yesterday at a Jeep dealer that normally over charges for everything. called for 4 liters of fluid .9 hours of labor this is for the 3.0crd with nag1
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Cost me 190 bucks for them to pop my pan off replace the filter filler back up. I did this yesterday at a Jeep dealer that normally over charges for everything. called for 4 liters of fluid .9 hours of labor this is for the 3.0crd with nag1
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Just out of interest may I ask what fluid they put in please?
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post #53 of 59 Old 03-22-2017, 08:06 AM
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Just out of interest may I ask what fluid they put in please?
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Atf +4

Put like 200 miles of highway driving on it at 60degrees out side... with no load at 75mph 1.5 lvling kit 255/70/17 mtrs max trans temp i saw was 177f that normalized out to around 168-172 while cruising.
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post #54 of 59 Old 03-22-2017, 08:25 AM
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Ah the good old Stealership! Preying on the innocent trying to conform to the warranty guidlines.

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Atf +4

Put like 200 miles of highway driving on it at 60degrees out side... with no load at 75mph 1.5 lvling kit 255/70/17 mtrs max trans temp i saw was 177f that normalized out to around 168-172 while cruising.
Hi.
Thank you for replying. I did wonder if it would be ATF4. I still can't get my head around putting ATF4 in a German made Mercedes Transmission but it obviously works.
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Thank you for replying. I did wonder if it would be ATF4. I still can't get my head around putting ATF4 in a German made Mercedes Transmission but it obviously works.
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from what i have read on the merc forum and sprinter forum dcx made some mods to the internals so it can be put in the srts and some of the jeeps.
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I also did a Transgo shift kit (under $50) last time I serviced mine.
What does the shift kit do? Is there an install guide on here?

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post #58 of 59 Old 03-24-2017, 11:38 AM
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So, what did I learn today?

That there is 2 filter for the transmission in the 545RFE. And the spin on filter is not some random, extra one that only like 1 single WK used. So, when I changed the tranny fluid and filter, i completely missed changing the spin on filter.

The more I know.

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post #59 of 59 Old 03-28-2017, 05:41 AM
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Thanks everyone. Looks like I got another project for my list but it should save a couple hundred dollars.
Loads of BS out here. Never Flush ! Drain, Replace Both filters Always.

Always use OEM Filters, Aftermarket filters have been known to Crack.

Every 60K mi. If you Tow regularly or off road regularly, then every 30K mi.

Dealer price is about right, same price to drain vs flush.

Non dealer transmission shops Never use factory filters, and sometime do not use the right fluid. If you are not doing it yourself, buy the filters yourself, make the Non Dealer use them.

Transmission rebuild cost thousands...

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