User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Transmission fluid change

  1. #1
    Time n Money Ghost00TJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,111

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1986 to 2008

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question Transmission fluid change

    My 00TJ with an AT has 105k now and I am wanting to do a tranny fluid swap.
    Anyone done this themselves, or is it to much of a pita to do?
    The only way I know to get the fluid out of the torque converter is pull it and drain-if it even has a drain plug.
    Is it worth the money to have a gagrage do it with an x-fer machine?
    F'it, aint my Jeep!
    Beer does a Jeep Good

  2. #2
    Land Squid Jeffb_79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    3,593

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1999 to 2010

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I haven't done mine yet, but it looks simple enough. I would think if you can do your engine and diff fluid changes, you should able to handle the transmission.

    Cliffs notes directions I have for the change:
    Park level
    remove skid
    drop pan
    drain fluid
    change filter (assume you can get from dealer or local auto parts store)
    clean off pan, use high temp rtv to re-seal
    fill to factory specs
    re-install skid

  3. #3
    Time n Money Ghost00TJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,111

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1986 to 2008

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    yea I've done all that on other cars but that doesnt change the fluid in the torque converter, it does eventualy get in there woth the tranny normal fluid cerculation but then only dilutes the 4 or so quarts of fluid in the converter.
    Changing all the fluid in the tranny should be around 8qts or so "complete fluid change" or is that not really needed?
    I know some garages do it with a pump/x-fer machine but want like $100 plus to do it.
    F'it, aint my Jeep!
    Beer does a Jeep Good

  4. #4
    darwinism at its best irish1371's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    St. George
    Posts
    1,332

    Branch
    Marine Corps
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1996 to 2002

    Closest Installation

    Yokota AB
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    last time I had a converter flushed it was out of the rig and still cost 80 bucks. flushing is a pita. Rip tranny out flush ect pay 100 bucks. OR change your AT fluid 3-4 times over 2-3 months for 40-50 bucks w/o pulling the tranny and call it good. totally flushing a converter is usually done when a tranny is already being pulled for some other project, not saying you can't flush it just saying over all more hassle then it's worth.

    plus unless your on good terms with the tranny shop they more then likely are going to charge ya 100 buck for something they really didn't do or only half assed it.
    "Some people wonder their whole lives if they will ever make a difference. Marines don't have that problem." Pres. Ronald Reagan
    Army vs Marines = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2M7ckkxQLU

  5. #5
    Mountain Valley Customs
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Millmont
    Posts
    1,438

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1996 to 2005

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Typically, unless you know that you have contaminated fluid, there is no reason to drain your torque converter. If you have no indications that you need to, you will just cost yourself more money (having to buy more tranny fluid). A typical auto tranny holds anywhere from 12-14 quarts of tranny fluid.

    Normal rule of thumb is to change the tranny filter every 70k miles, more often if you do a lot of towing. When you buy your tranny filter, it should also come with a new pan gasket. Your local auto parts store can also tell you what type of tranny fluid you will need.
    Mountain Valley Customs www.mvcustoms.com 570.217.7284
    Specializing in 4x4s and custom fabrication


  6. #6
    Land Squid Jeffb_79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    3,593

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1999 to 2010

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If you drained your tranny then ran another few quarts of AT fluid through and let that drain.... would that flush it out? Sounds a little easier than changing out your fluid 2-3 times once every other month.

  7. #7
    Time n Money Ghost00TJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,111

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1986 to 2008

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ok I'll drain a refill like normal, new filter/gasket kit. It is doing just fine.
    It had ~50k when I got now its at 105k its due for at least the normal fluid change.
    F'it, aint my Jeep!
    Beer does a Jeep Good

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the MJ Supporter Membership for a little less than $0.06 a day and get more space, 2 MJ Stickers and no banners ads. [Check it out]