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Completed a pan drop trans service and p/s flush today. Both were definitely needed, the 60k interval just doesn't sit well with me. Who else has done their own trans service on the nag1? (3.7 & SRT) I'll hit the dealer tomorrow to get an accurate measure of the fluid level, not one of my scanners supported the TFT data so I had to estimate temp and get it close...

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Old 03-18-2016, 04:07 PM
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How did you do the p/s flush?


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Drained the reservoir and system at the cooler, filled with new, cycled the system. I did repeat the process 4 times until I was pushing clear fluid, then with the cap off, engine running, I slowly went lock to lock until all air was purged and pump was running quietly again with no more bubbles releasing from the depths. Not the most thorough way to get it done but it does flush most of the old out. I'll do it again next time I change the oil to get out whatever was left, that should be more than sufficient. Fluid was pretty dirty and broken down, it was long overdue. I think the PS system is commonly overlooked when we're doing our regular maintenance services, manufacturers service interval for it is check @ 7500, to be honest I've never flushed mine and I'm just over 100k.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:33 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

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Drained the reservoir and system at the cooler, filled with new, cycled the system. I did repeat the process 4 times until I was pushing clear fluid, then with the cap off, engine running, I slowly went lock to lock until all air was purged and pump was running quietly again with no more bubbles releasing from the depths. Not the most thorough way to get it done but it does flush most of the old out. I'll do it again next time I change the oil to get out whatever was left, that should be more than sufficient. Fluid was pretty dirty and broken down, it was long overdue. I think the PS system is commonly overlooked when we're doing our regular maintenance services, manufacturers service interval for it is check @ 7500, to be honest I've never flushed mine and I'm just over 100k.

Your fan it's not hydraulic is it? The jeeps with the hydraulic fan system 5.7 and I think 4.7 need a very special hydraulic power steering fluid from the dealer. It's crazy expensive at $17 a quart. If you don't use it, the seals in the fan will blow out.


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Your fan it's not hydraulic is it? The jeeps with the hydraulic fan system 5.7 and I think 4.7 need a very special hydraulic power steering fluid from the dealer. It's crazy expensive at $17 a quart. If you don't use it, the seals in the fan will blow out.


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Neg, it's electric, but you are correct regarding the 4.7/5.7 being of the hydraulic variety. I still used the Mopar fluid though, for as little as it takes and the seldomness of changing it I'm absolutely ok with $17/qt, which is exactly the cost btw, good call. Fluid requirements still call for it regardless of hydro or electric fan as well. For those that don't know, the trans also has a very strict fluid requirement, ATF+4 only. There are a few manufacturers that produce it so you don't need to pay the high price of the Mopar fluid, which is around $12/qt if I remember correctly. I found it on sale through advance auto online @ $4/qt for the Castrol transmax, used that and had my local Knecht's auto parts price match instead of paying $7.89/qt. I picked up 2 cases (12 qts total), used 5 with this service, plan to do it again in a week or two so I can get more of the old out.
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

I have an appt tomorrow with the dealer to get the recall for the ignition switch/lock cylinder done. Has anyone he's theirs done yet? Just wondering how the revised hardware is. Also wanting to try getting the tech to hook up the witech and enable my fogs with high beams, one touch lane change, side mirror auto tilt in reverse, and see how far their scanner will allow the tire diameter to be changed. I'm thinking they can only change to one of the factory options but we'll see. Any other features anyone knows about that can be enabled through the witech/starmobile tool?
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I took mine in and they said only difference is that you'll have to push key and turn
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Guys needing your help-
planning to do a 60k mainteance

my questions are:

how necessary is it to do a tcase and axles at 60k? I did both of them at the 30k interval and on the scheduled mainteance they suggest only if you use your vehicle for police/fleet/taxi....

I kno the spark plugs have to replace
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:24 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

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Guys needing your help-
planning to do a 60k mainteance

my questions are:

how necessary is it to do a tcase and axles at 60k? I did both of them at the 30k interval and on the scheduled mainteance they suggest only if you use your vehicle for police/fleet/taxi....

I kno the spark plugs have to replace

Are you doing the service yourself? How rigorous is your driving? When you changed the fluids @ 30k, what fluids did you use? My personal preference is it's never too early to take care of your drivetrain, for the minimal cost of fluids vs the repair cost of a component failure, I'd rather spend a few $ more often than risk a catastrophic failure. I actually just finished my trans service and P/S flush, have you attended to either of those yet?
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I'm not sure if this is of any concern to you guys, but I've grown tired of relying on the dealer to check the level of my NAG1 (3.7,CRD,SRT) trans fluid. For those that don't know, it's a sealed "dealer only" serviceable unit that requires a "measuring tool" in lieu of a traditional permanently placed dipstick. The tool has become readily available in the aftermarket and can be obtained for $20 or less from most parts stores, Dorman 917-327 is just one example.

http://www.dormanproducts.com/itemde...SEName=917-327

Having the measuring tool is only one part of the equation, you also need to be able to read the temperature of the fluid at the time of measurement and refer to a chart with the curve of temp/fluid level, which is included with the Dorman tool and easily obtained online. Herein lies the biggest hurdle in this whole process, the fluid temp sensor is not easily accessed with most obd2 scanners, it's part of Chryslers "proprietary codes" and therefore not made available to companies such as Palmer performance, which makes Dash Command. I think there are a few of the high dollar scanners out there that can access this intel but nothing practical that I've found. I found a way to access the sensor using just my wifi obd2 elm327 module and the engine link iOS app ($5 app, module can be found for $20 or less on eBay, Amazon etc.) which allows for custom PID's. Here's the formula for the custom PID if you've read this far and want/need to set this up.

In the app you'll swipe over the the blank pages which allow for your custom gauge configuration, long press anywhere until it pops up with a selection of which style gauge you want, select one that will give you an appropriate interface for reading #'s. It will then take you to a list of custom PID's, tap edit, then in the top left corner you'll see the + symbol next to delete, tap it, it will then start prompting you for values and equations. Follow this formula.

ECU header- 7E1
Next
Mode and PID- 2130
Next
Formula- (L-50)*9/5+32 this will set the outcome to be displayed in °F, if °C is your preference then just make your formula L-50.
Next
Minimum value- this can be any # you choose, I went with -20 because that is a realistic temperature where I live in the dead of winter, not often but can't hurt to allow the gauge to display that low.
Next
Maximum value- again, can be whatever you'd like within reason, I went with 300. Normal operating temperature is usually around 170°-180° so keep that in mind when setting your thresholds.
Next
Description- this is the label that will be associated to your PID and gauge, mine is "Transmission fluid temp", but you can call it fluffy unicorns if you so choose...
Next
Unit- mine is °F but this is again just a label that will be attached at the end of your description and not vital to the function of the PID.
OK.

That's it, now it will take you back to the custom PID selection list, just tap done in the top R corner, scroll to the bottom and tap on the PID you just created and it will populate in the custom gauge layout screen. A couple things to keep in mind, the canBUS only sends the trans temp when the gear selector is in R or any forward gear, when in P it will display engine coolant temp, this is the proper function of the TCM so don't be discouraged. Also, when reading the trans temp, the recommended sequence is to bring up to operating temp, apply parking brake, and shift through all the gears remaining in each for 20 secs ending in D to correctly sample trans temp. Then with engine running and trans in P, measure fluid level with the tool. Getting a correct measurement can be a bit tricky until you get the hang of it, when you insert the tool into the full tube (which has the twist off plug that says "dealer service only") you need to push the tool down until it just touches the pan. Push too hard and it will lay down and give you a false reading, but you need to push hard enough to get past the bends of the tune. When inserted correctly there will be about 10-12" of the tool still protruding from the fill tube, which is how it is intended to fit, it is NOT meant to remain in the tube permanently. The measurement end of the tool has hash marks every 5mm and labeled on the 10's, once you get a proper insertion, withdrawal the tool and read the measurement. I usually take 2 or 3 just to be certain. Now that you have level and temp, just refer to the chart and and you'll have your proper transmission fluid level. I take no responsibility if you do something wrong or damaging to your trans, if you're not comfortable with any of this then it probably is best left to your dealer. For the rest of us, hope this helps and allows you a bit more freedom and ability when servicing your Jeep. My apologies for the long winded write up of sorts, didn't want to start an independent thread, I figured this would be somewhat relevant in our day to day. Feel free to ask any questions if you've got em.
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Are you doing the service yourself? How rigorous is your driving? When you changed the fluids @ 30k, what fluids did you use? My personal preference is it's never too early to take care of your drivetrain, for the minimal cost of fluids vs the repair cost of a component failure, I'd rather spend a few $ more often than risk a catastrophic failure. I actually just finished my trans service and P/S flush, have you attended to either of those yet?

Having a shop do it- My engine was making this noise recently and the mechanic said my water pump is shot. So as im getting that fixed i told him to replace my spark plugs as well. As for the fluids on my 30k mainteance- i used the MoparŪ SAE 75W-140 Synthetic and MoparŪ ATF+4,

I just did a browse, im all for self work and i believe i can do the rear diff change using the cheater method..unsure of the front and the tcase.

My driving isnt too vigorous, mostly city driving

Havent done a P/S flush
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