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Old 01-06-2010, 09:01 PM
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Re: JEEP still having ALOT of problems

Never just add trans fluid if its already to the full level.
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Re: JEEP still having ALOT of problems

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Never just add trans fluid if its already to the full level.
That's some good, solid advice Timmy. I'm going to wait and check the fluid level before doing anything after following the instructions to check it. I'm going in to the dealer next week for another issue, I may ask them about it. But I'm not hopeful about taking it to the dealer. My old dealer was closed in the big Chrysler fiasco and now I've been relegated to a dealer who has frustrated the the hell out of me (example: I'm taking it in for a 3x on a non-functional power mirror).

Anyway, much appreciate the advice. I'll check the level first, but I was curious about the "overfill it by a 1/2 qt" responses to the stalling issue and wondered if this fix applied to all the WK models or just the 4.7.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:48 PM
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That's some good, solid advice Timmy. I'm going to wait and check the fluid level before doing anything after following the instructions to check it. I'm going in to the dealer next week for another issue, I may ask them about it. But I'm not hopeful about taking it to the dealer. My old dealer was closed in the big Chrysler fiasco and now I've been relegated to a dealer who has frustrated the the hell out of me (example: I'm taking it in for a 3x on a non-functional power mirror).

Anyway, much appreciate the advice. I'll check the level first, but I was curious about the "overfill it by a 1/2 qt" responses to the stalling issue and wondered if this fix applied to all the WK models or just the 4.7.

Sweet, hope I stopped you from adding fluid without checking the level first. I did read the posts above where they said adding trans fluid fixed the car from stalling, but I really never heard of a car stalling from lack of transmission fluid. I DO know from my previous older model GC when the transmission fluid was low the symtoms were the car wouldnt shift into a higher gear, seamed to stay in 3rd and rev'ed really high. After checking the fluid to verify that it was infact low I added some to the proper full level and it shifted and ran perfectly. I would think stalling is more a fuel related issue, but with these newer electronically controlled cars who the hell knows. Wish I had an answer for you. The only thing im sure of is NEVER overfill fluids, so make sure to check levels before just adding.
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Re: JEEP still having ALOT of problems

To check the trans fluid in my previous 94 GC I had the car parked and running with the e brake on, then slowly went thru the gear shifter, from P-R-N-1-2-D then back into park.(that jeep had 1st and 2nd on the shifter) Check the level with the car running, should be to the full line, if not add a little bit at a time till full. Im anal so I went thru the procedures 2-3 times to make sure, use a clean rag to wipe the dip stick clean every time to get a good reading.
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Re: JEEP still having ALOT of problems

Well, turns out I was low on transmission fluid. The level was right at the twist in the dip stick which is below the hot reading. I added less than a 1/4 quart and will check it again in 24 hours because I couldn't get a good measurement after adding fluid..
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Re: JEEP still having ALOT of problems

^^^ In my other cars it didnt take alot of fluid to bring it up the proper fill level. Add a little bit at a time as your doing and recheck it.
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Re: JEEP still having ALOT of problems

Just a note on some possible issues of "overfilling" to alleviate stalling issues. I found this in the service manual.

"A low fluid level allows the pump to take in air along with the fluid. Air in the fluid will cause fluid pressures to be low and develop slower than normal. If the transmission is overfilled, the gears churn the fluid into foam. This aerates the fluid and causing the same conditions occurring with a low level. In either case, air bubbles cause fluid overheating, oxidation, and varnish buildup which interferes with valve and clutch operation. Foaming also causes fluid expansion which can result in fluid overflow from the transmission vent or fill tube. Fluid overflow can easily be mistaken for a leak if inspection is not careful. "
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