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steamandbonsai 02-20-2011 12:17 AM

checking Tranny Fluid level
I gots 2006 wk, with 60k, 4.7L, and the 545 trans. Just had the tranny drained and 2 filters replaced. Was checking the tranny fluid level while hot (operating temp) and saw fluid only slightly above the "cold" holes. Added one quart (all I had--didn't think I'd possibly need more than that). Any guess at how many more quarts to bring it up to the "hot" holes.....? $5 per quart, geez...

boss_hemi 02-25-2011 06:12 AM

Re: checking Tranny Fluid level
when you checked it was the jeep in neutral?

Crashtown 02-25-2011 04:03 PM

Re: checking Tranny Fluid level
See if this gets you better results.

From maintenace info.


If equipped with a dipstick, use the following procedure. If your vehicle has a capped dipstick tube, it is sealed and should not be tampered with. Your authorized dealer has the proper tools to ensure that the fluid level is set properly.

Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal operating temperature. This occurs after at least 15 miles (25 km) of driving. At normal operating temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly, the following procedure must be used:
1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating temperature.
2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake pedal.
4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear position ending with the lever in P (Park).
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until seated.
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on both sides. The fluid level should he between the "HOT" (upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. The fluid level is only valid if there is a solid coating of oil is seen on both sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add as required into the dipstick tube. Do not overfill. After adding any quantity of oil through the oil fill tube, wait a minimum of two (2) minutes for the oil to fully drain into the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
If it is necessary to check the transmission below the operating temperature, the fluid level should be between the two COLD (lower) holes on the dipstick with the fluid at approximately 70 F (21 C) (room temperature). If the fluid level is correctly established at room temperature, it should be between the "HOT" (upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches 180F (82C). Remember it is best to check the level at the normal operating temperature.
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50F (10C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to produce an accurate reading.

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