basically i been working on my dana 44 here and there all day. Pulled all the cables and lines off. I popped the diff cover and I then sprayed and cleaned it with brake cleaner. I then went to harbor freight and bought some wire brushes and stuff to get to it. You can read more and see more pics here!/
mine has ran 210 constant since i drove it home from the dealer brand new back in 05
Your Jeep came with a transmission temp gauge new from the dealer? I didn't know that was an available option (not trying to be a jerk, I seriously didn't know). That's awesome, I had to get an aftermarket AutoMeter for mine and it was a little bit of a pain to install.
Originally Posted by DaFuzz
yep. It should run at 210.
Originally Posted by 2005X
thats what i thought
Engine temp yes but for my auto trans 210 is a bit high in my opinion. Even on 100 degree days I'm usually just shy of 200 on the road (trans temp). Heat is not a friend of auto trans fluid hence the common reference to "smelling burned fluid" when you are having trans problems.
Most ATF can withstand normal operating temperatures of around 200 degrees F for tens of thousands of miles. But if the temperature of the fluid rises above 220 degrees F the fluid starts to break down quickly. Above 300 degrees, fluid life is measured in hundreds, not thousands of miles. And above 400 degrees, the fluid can self-destruct in 20 to 30 minutes!
If his transmission is getting so hot that it is melting coins into his center console then I'd say he is on borrowed time until things start going south.
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They look awful.......Jk! Looks good....are you fenders painted too?
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