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Unread 05-27-2003, 02:46 PM   #1
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2002 manual transmission drain/fill

Hey all,

I hate to ask such a rookie question, but where are the manual transmission drain and fill plugs on my 4.0 2002 TJ? My Haynes manual is for up to the 2000 TJ and says it is on the passenger side. A mechanic friend swears it is on the passenger side, but when I look I see what I think is the drain just forward of the skid plate, and the fill halfway up on the drivers side? I did a search here too and found conflicting info, so any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 05-27-2003, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: 2002 manual transmission drain/fill

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when I look I see what I think is the drain just forward of the skid plate, and the fill halfway up on the drivers side? I did a search here too and found conflicting info, so any help will be greatly appreciated.
On my 2kTJ the drain is driver side low and forward on the tranny and the fill is halfway back and halfway up.

I fill mine to the top of the drain hole (as recommended in the manual) and then throw in a little extra through the breather tube I installed some time back.
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Unread 05-27-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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The fill plug Iam sure it is on the passenger side of the vehicle. it should be about 18-20mm bolt. they might have changed it, but the position should be the same. near the front of the skid plate u have to reach towards the rear of the vehicle a little from the front of the skid plate. the drain plug should be on the bottom of the tranny just a little forward of the skid plate. the only bolt on the bottom same size. this is a AX5 tranny
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Unread 05-27-2003, 03:26 PM   #4
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My suggestion is to crawl under your jeep and look... there are two plugs and two plugs only..one is higher than the other ont he tranny this is obviously the fill hole...Be carefull when you pull it ou or you will end up with a face full of gear oil....

And only use a GL3 gear oil in your tranny...Gl5 like mobil1 will eat up your synchros
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Unread 05-27-2003, 03:28 PM   #5
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My suggestion is to crawl under your jeep and look...
ditto - that is the best advice...if you can't tell for sure - you shouldn't be doing it by yourself...

You also should not play with scissors.
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Unread 05-27-2003, 03:41 PM   #6
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ditto - that is the best advice...if you can't tell for sure - you shouldn't be doing it by yourself...

You also should not play with scissors.
or least nothing but safety scissors...
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Unread 05-27-2003, 07:49 PM   #7
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AX15-drain plug passenger side, fill plug drivers side
AX5-drain plug bottom, fill plug passenger side
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Unread 05-28-2003, 01:08 AM   #8
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hey recurve,

thanks but I hate to ask, what is the ax15, or ax5, I think maybe tomorrow I will post a pic to clarify the situation... thanks to all for your help...
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My suggestion is to crawl under your jeep and look... there are two plugs and two plugs only..one is higher than the other ont he tranny this is obviously the fill hole...Be carefull when you pull it ou or you will end up with a face full of gear oil....

And only use a GL3 gear oil in your tranny...Gl5 like mobil1 will eat up your synchros

Just did mine last month on the 2002 TJ Manual Transmission the drain plug is bottom center just in front of the skid plate 17mm, fill plug is drivers side half way up. Just as owen1832 stated you donít have many choices.

Pennzoil Syncromesh is working great for me, solved N vibration, 65+mph vibration in the stick and second gear grinding.
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Unread 05-28-2003, 02:52 PM   #10
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hey recurve,

thanks but I hate to ask, what is the ax15, or ax5, I think maybe tomorrow I will post a pic to clarify the situation... thanks to all for your help...
AX15 is the 6 cylinder tranny and the AX5 is the 4 cylinder tranny. I just reread you post and realized that you have a 2002 and not a 2000. You more than likely have a NV3550 and not an AX15. My FSM is for 1997 so I can't help you with the NV3550. With a little intuition you should be able to figure it out yourself. If it has wires coming out of it than that's your back up ligght switch. Move on to another plug.
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Unread 05-31-2003, 12:06 PM   #11
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First, you have a NV3550 transmission and the drain and fill plug are on the drivers side of the jeep. I was going to change my fluid before but I didn't have the tool to do it with. Drain plug is the lower plug and the fill plug is the higher one. Read your service manual for the right gear oil screwing that up could be costly. Good Luck
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Unread 05-31-2003, 06:10 PM   #12
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First, you have a NV3550 transmission and the drain and fill plug are on the drivers side of the jeep. I was going to change my fluid before but I didn't have the tool to do it with. Drain plug is the lower plug and the fill plug is the higher one. Read your service manual for the right gear oil screwing that up could be costly. Good Luck
The NV3550 requires a 17mm hex (allen) wrench. It was somewhat difficult to find, I finally got it a a Sears store. Heed the warnings about not using a GL-5 oil. Redline makes a synthetic Manual Trans oil that is compatible with the synchros and seems to work well. I get it from Summit Racing online.
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