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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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Drained wrong plug. Need help!

Just bought a 97 wrangler tj 2.5 lt. . probably did the last owner a favor.i chose to do it the hard way. i put the jeep in the garage and crawled underneath look at the transmission and drain the first plug i find. to my surprise about a gallon of fluid comes pouring out about the thickness of 30 weight or thinner like brake fluid but black. i think i drained the clutch fluid. what should i do. Please help. The Plug i drained was right behind the bell housing on the bottom of the tranny before the pan.

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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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Does it smell really bad?
Could be gear oil. What was the size of the plug?
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:21 PM   #3
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There is no way that you drained the clutch fluid unless you cut the line. The clutch plumbing isn't even routed along the bottom of the bellhousing. It goes from the engine bay to the driver side of the bellhousing about halfway down.
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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Sounds like you just drained the engine oil? Only thing I can think of that would hold that much black fluid.
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:28 PM   #5
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Sounds like you just drained the engine oil? Only thing I can think of that would hold that much black fluid.
x2, Thats what I was thinking
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:33 PM   #6
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Uh, either this is a joke or you're not giving the correct orientation of what you did.

If you pull the dipstick, does it have oil on it?
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Sounds like you just drained the engine oil? Only thing I can think of that would hold that much black fluid.
I hope he knows the difference between an oil pan and a transmission.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/trannyservice.html
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:35 PM   #8
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behind the bell housing is the tranny fluid. if it was a 17mm alan wrench you drained the tranny fluid. if you did this then find the plug on the side of the transmission that the same nut fits.

If you used a 5/8s wrench then you drained the engine oil.

you did not drain clutch fluid.

at least thats what it is on the NV 3550 tranny and the 4.0
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #9
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I hope he knows the difference between an oil pan and a transmission.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/trannyservice.html

If he did, he wouldn't be asking what that fluid is.
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If he did, he wouldn't be asking what that fluid is.
My 6 year old nephew knows that.It's a sad,sad day on JF.
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Everyone has to learn. Some just go about it the hard way.
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:50 PM   #12
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find the next drain plug and take that out and let us know how much of what comes out of that one. then maybe we can narrow it down a little more. this seems like the start of a fun game. haha
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I'm not sure why you guys are playing with him here.
It's obvious that he emptied the blinker fluid reservoir.
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Unread 07-24-2009, 04:53 PM   #14
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Maybe the guy isn't a gearhead and is just learning. Everybody starts somewhere. I doubt from these responses he'll be back. Maybe more help, a little hospitality and less ridicule would be the way to go. Nice work.
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I'm not sure why you guys are playing with him here.
It's obvious that he emptied the blinker fluid reservoir.
I thought it was the 710 fluid.
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