I bought my jeep back in December '11. It only had 31k miles and was SUPER clean. I have no history on the car because it was a dealer trade in, but there is no modifications and it is 100% stock. Not even a tow package was ever installed.
I was reading the FAQ and other stuff and saw about the trans. Some pages recommend never touching it, while others say 100k miles. I am at around 53k now, and I put a lot of miles on the car but not harsh miles just because my work requires me to drive all over the county on a daily basis. The Jeep is giving me no issue's what so ever, but I would like to do this as preventative. Would there be any problems doing a simple filter and fluid change (no flush) at this point, and probably every 20k-30k miles there after? Can changing it too soon hurt anything?
It may sound weird, but I always ran manual cars, never an auto and never anything this new, so i have no idea. I do know automatics are super expensive to fix / replace.
This is a 06 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with the 3.7l and W5A580 trans.
I can only find threads on older model Jeeps, so any input is appreciated.