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post #1 of 11 Old 03-08-2020, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Fluid Recommendations for a "2000 Jeep cherokee XJ" please?

Good Evening;
I could Not find a specific page for Fluids. Is there a specific page on this site that can give me the Fluid Requirements for my 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ?


I am wanting the Fluid Requirements for the:


Front Differential (D30)
Rear Differential (Chrysler 8.35)
Automatic Transmission (I believe its the AW4 - 4 speed A/T by: Aisin.
Transfer Case (I believe it is the NP231)


*I pick up this rig this week and will drive it home. I want to have the correct fluids on hand for the trip home, I will stop and check the Transfer Case in particular as it is very wet and doesn't have a dipstick so I will pull the fill plug and make sure it is full.


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Good Evening;
I could Not find a specific page for Fluids. Is there a specific page on this site that can give me the Fluid Requirements for my 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ?


I am wanting the Fluid Requirements for the:


Front Differential (D30)
Rear Differential (Chrysler 8.35)
Automatic Transmission (I believe its the AW4 - 4 speed A/T by: Aisin.
Transfer Case (I believe it is the NP231)


*I pick up this rig this week and will drive it home. I want to have the correct fluids on hand for the trip home, I will stop and check the Transfer Case in particular as it is very wet and doesn't have a dipstick so I will pull the fill plug and make sure it is full.


Thank You


I used this.


https://www.morris4x4center.com/in4x...ities-type.htm
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Perfect.


Double checking for my 2000 Jeep XJ...


ATF+4 - for the AW4 Transmission and for the NP 231 Correct?
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Perfect.


Double checking for my 2000 Jeep XJ...


ATF+4 - for the AW4 Transmission and for the NP 231 Correct?


I have the same, 2000 XJ 4.0 4x4. I used whatever that list has on it and I havenít had a problem. I did change the transfer case and transmission and both seem fine.

You may want to get a hand held pump for the transmission (I think it was the tranny) and the differentials.
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I use Dexron III/Mercon in my '00 for both tranny and transfer case.
There seems to be some confusion about this all over the internet.
My '01 FSM hard copy says Dexron III/Mercon for a AW4 so that is what I use.
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I use Dexron III/Mercon in my '00 for both tranny and transfer case.
There seems to be some confusion about this all over the internet.
My '01 FSM hard copy says Dexron III/Mercon for a AW4 so that is what I use.
This is the same info that I had found online. To use Dexron III/Mercon - I will wait until I pick up the rig and I will ask the Mechanic at the Shop what they have been using.
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*Update...
I picked up the XJ yesterday and drove it home. Everything seems Good on the vehicle.
The Shop Manager said they have been servicing the *Transmission and the Transfer Case with Dexron III/Mercon.
I stopped along the way and checked the Transfer Case Fluid and it was Full, the case was wet so I thought I better check it before I drove very far.
I power Washed the Engine Compartment and the Undercarriage when I got home. I will watch to see if it has any leaks. There was fluid all over the undercarriage areas But, I dont believe this rig has Ever been Power Washed or Cleaned up in the Engine Compartment nor the Undercarriage.
It HAS been well maintained though, I was given about 30 pages of Maintenance Records with it.
One thing to note... The Coolant Reservoir stayed at the same level the whole trip which is good and the engine temp stayed about a needle or two below 210 degrees. When the engine cooled I took the radiator cap off and it seems to have a Rusty colored water in there. I am planning to drain the radiator and put fresh Coolant/Distilled Water - 50/50 mix in it shortly.
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Power washing the engine bay is rolling the dice a bit. If you aren't careful that can cause electrical gremlins to appear.
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When the engine cooled I took the radiator cap off and it seems to have a Rusty colored water in there. I am planning to drain the radiator and put fresh Coolant/Distilled Water - 50/50 mix in it shortly.
FLUSH the system with a quality chemical flush like Blue Devil. You'll be amazed how much crap gets cleaned out of the entire system. I run it in mine for around 6-8 hours of total driving (per instructions) before emptying it out.
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I appreciate all the help!!
Ever since the Engine & Undercarriage... Axles, Oil Pan, Trans. Pan & Transfer Case, I have been watching for leaks.
I don't believe any of these areas had Ever been power washed since new. So far I see very little seeping.
1) a slow seep coming from the Rubber Fill Plug in the Rear End cover, I have ordered a New Rubber Dorman Brand rubber plug, this plug is probably the Original and has gotten pretty hard over 20 years.
2) front Axle Cover seeping at the bottom so I will Remove it, clean it and then re-seal it. I think I will use the Permatex Ultra Blue Multi-Purpose Gasket Maker 3.35oz
3) Nothing from the Transfer Case so far.
4) Nothing from the Rear Main Seal either, Yay!
5) Transmission Pan is dry as well, so far. I have only driven a few miles since I power washed the rig though so we'll see.
6) I could see there was some oil below the rear half of the Valve Cover, on the engine block so I checked the Nuts that hold the valve cover down onto the head and discovered they All were fairly loose, I tightened all of those up with a deep well socket. (close to a Full Turn on each of the rear half of them)

This is my first ever XJ. Its going to take me some time to get used to driving it. It is So Different from any other vehicle I have driven. (I just sold a Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4, this XJ is Way different to drive than that FJ Cruiser was).

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This is what I used when I swapped over to synthetic in both my diffs.

https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-8118.../dp/B0023GM2KK
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