Originally Posted by vicpick58
I assume that you are talking about a 45/545RFE trans since you say "both" filters. If so, than a little buzzing or rapid clicking noise when you put it in gear is normal and nothing to worry about.
As for the Amsoil ATF, I started using it in my 2000 45RFE at about the second or third 30k mile change interval. and then changed it and the filters every 50k miles after.
When I sold the Jeep at 280k miles the transmission was still working fine and had never needed any work other than the fluid and filter changes.
However I am sticking to the recommended ATF+4 in my current 2004 Jeep.
I went 72,200 before changing it so I know it went a little long. It is the 545RFE with both filters.
That is a perfect description of the sound. A little buzzing or rapid clicking noise. It might even be coming from the transfer case.. Otherwise it is working great except for the electrical glitch that developed this morning.
I used the search function and I am guessing it was just a coincidence that it started along with all my other work. It got the power window and rear view mirror not working problem that stems from a frayed wire in the driver door. Already took it to Jeep and paid 215.00 to have them fixed and heat shrinked. A letter to Jeep will follow with a complaint! While it is out of warranty, wires should not go bad, at least not at 72,200 and 6 years and it appears to be happening to A LOT of them now. Sounds like a design error!
My 93 Grand Cherokee Laredo has 238,000 and is still going strong with only 2 filter fluid changes on OEM style fluids but the rear differential is making noise.
This is my first Amsoil vehicle so I hope it works as good as it is supposed too.
Thanks for all the help!