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SnowDog1026
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:39 pm    Post subject: Need help with tranny flush Reply with quote

1997 Cherokee Sport 4.0L; automatic tranny; 120K miles

First time poster. My wife's Jeep is long overdue for a tranny fluid flush and fill. We got it used, but I'm pretty sure the tranny fluid has never been changed. I have limited experience working on cars, but I've decided to start doing stuff like this myself instead of paying a mechanic way too much to do it for me. I'm looking for a tutorial on how to do it properly.

Based on what I've read in various forums, I'm not clear on weather removing the plug in the tranny will drain ALL of the fluid. And even if all the fluid DOES drain out, does that constitute "flushing" the tranny or is there another step or two? And yes, I'm an idiot. Smile
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95sahara
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulling the plug won't drain all the fluid, just what's laying in the pan. To truly "flush" it, you would have to hook up a machine inline to flush everything, including the torque converter. Draining the pan, changing the filter and replacing the fluid should be enough though, if you aren't having any problems with the tranny and just want to change the fluid. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What he said. I don't have the exact numbers for the AW4 in front of me, but you'll get X amount of fluid out by pulling the drainplug, Y amount by removing the filter and Z amount by dropping the valvebody.

My recommendation is the same as above...drain and drop the pan, change the filter and replace the fluid.

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