Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-22-2012, 11:17 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
mcjeep is on a distinguished road
Transmission Service

I have a 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 4 WD and 5.7 hemi. I plan to do the first transmission fluid change at 21,000 miles. I have factory installed full skid plates. I have read in other forums that the WIX 58843 filter kit is the deep pan style for the 4WD. But when I look at my transmission pan, it really looks shallow. Actually it has almost no depth. Is a shallow pan used in the 2011 4WD with full skid plates for clearance? Has anyone used the WIX 58843 in their 2011 WK2 4WD with skid plates? Joe in Tucson.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1027
Onroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Transmission Service

I'd would say yes, on the shallow pan. Not sure why you would want to change your tran oil so soon?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
mcjeep is on a distinguished road
Re: Transmission Service

I tow a 5,000 lbs trailer about once per month. The tranny can get above 220F on the mountain passes. I figure an transmission oil change at 20,000 miles is probably good investment for a $5,000 transmission. Based on the number of replies to my posting, not many people have done an transmission oil change on their WK2's yet, particularly the 4WD hemi with skid plates.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2012, 09:37 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1027
Onroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond reputeOnroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Transmission Service

This is a great site with many knowledgeable people. .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-01-2012, 10:48 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: dallas
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 959
johnpaul is on a distinguished road
Re: Transmission Service

I too have seen my tran temp get to 220F however it is when idle. Would i be off, by thinking that our skid plates limmit cooling? (Passive thermal dissipation i assume)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-02-2012, 05:30 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1199
tnjeep has disabled reputation
Re: Transmission Service

I do quit a bit of towing with my pickup that is 10 years old now and I have changed the tranny fluid every 30k since it was new and no problems yet. 20k miles seems a little early for a vehicle that just tows once a month. On my other vehicles I never change the tranny fluid and probably won't on my JGC unless I keep it to 100k miles.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-02-2012, 05:49 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1467
hammer1234 is on a distinguished road
Re: Transmission Service

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnpaul View Post
I too have seen my tran temp get to 220F however it is when idle. Would i be off, by thinking that our skid plates limmit cooling? (Passive thermal dissipation i assume)
I have read that the temperature on the EVIC is not valid unless the vehicle is in Drive. When in Park mine is close to the coolant temperature but when in Drive the max I've seen is the low 170s, even when towing a pop-up camper.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-02-2012, 12:28 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: perry hall, maryland
Posts: 417
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 1580
peckmv has a reputation beyond reputepeckmv has a reputation beyond reputepeckmv has a reputation beyond reputepeckmv has a reputation beyond reputepeckmv has a reputation beyond reputepeckmv has a reputation beyond reputepeckmv has a reputation beyond reputepeckmv has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Transmission Service

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcjeep View Post
I tow a 5,000 lbs trailer about once per month. The tranny can get above 220F on the mountain passes. I figure an transmission oil change at 20,000 miles is probably good investment for a $5,000 transmission. Based on the number of replies to my posting, not many people have done an transmission oil change on their WK2's yet, particularly the 4WD hemi with skid plates.
Did you just do a fluid and filter change or did you do a filter and flush?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-02-2012, 01:05 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1199
tnjeep has disabled reputation
Re: Transmission Service

I would suggest not doing the flush, have had a few vehicles in our fleet at work with trannys that went out after a flush. Best to just drop the transmission fluid and change the filter even though you can only really drop about a third of the fluid, the rest stays in the transmission.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 914
Xjrguy is on a distinguished road
Re: Transmission Service

Quote:
Originally Posted by tnjeep View Post
I would suggest not doing the flush, have had a few vehicles in our fleet at work with trannys that went out after a flush. Best to just drop the transmission fluid and change the filter even though you can only really drop about a third of the fluid, the rest stays in the transmission.
What's the whole story there?

Did the trucks at your work have high mileage? Were their transmissions ever serviced regularly?

A transmission that is serviced regularly or in a relatively new vehicle should not have to worry about doing a full fluid evacuation and refill.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-04-2012, 05:18 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1199
tnjeep has disabled reputation
Re: Transmission Service

I'm not diagnosing, I am just saying that we can not do a flush on any vehicle in our fleet because of problems on a few vehicles after a flush.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transmission service gone bad :( BoxerMom9 Troubleshooting/Problems 6 12-14-2011 06:12 PM
545RFE DIY Transmission Service... GRRR! Crashtown Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 5 07-21-2011 01:42 PM
545RFE Transmission Service: Gasket or RTV? Crashtown Grand Cherokee - WK 5 07-01-2011 08:20 PM
Jeep.com Owners site. Incomplete service history and missing service contract info the1jake Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 4 02-24-2011 06:14 PM
WJ brakejob And Transmission Service dhillon09 Wheels/Tires/Brakes 23 08-15-2010 10:06 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community