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alphamag 10-21-2012 09:08 AM

Got 'er done
 
Well I finally got my tranny fluid and filters changed on my 04 WJ 4.7 2WD over a period of two days and about sixteen hours. Hey...I'm old and slow. Transmission is very smooth and no codes ( if that means anything ). I may have a small gasket leak but I may just put down cardboard until I recuperate from this first go at it. If it is in fact leaking I'll try it again. My sincere gratitude to this forum in general and to especially to Frango, cheapjeep, and stashgto for all your assistance.

Frango100 10-21-2012 09:39 AM

Re: Got 'er done
 
Did you use a prefab gasket or the RTV? I have bad experiences with the gaskets and, eventhough its a bit more work (especially to remove the RTV the next time), i only use RTV now. You could try and fasten the bolts a bit more to stop the leak, but don't overtighten them.

alphamag 10-21-2012 12:07 PM

Re: Got 'er done
 
Thanks Frango, I used a prefab and upon further inspection it is leaking more than I thought. I tightened the bolts a small amount at the leak site. I will check again later and see...fingers crossed.

stashgto 10-21-2012 03:19 PM

Re: Got 'er done
 
Sometimes old, deliberate, patient,and slow is better than young, rushed, haphazard,and quick hopefully you're leak free now.

cheapjeep 10-21-2012 08:52 PM

Re: Got 'er done
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alphamag (Post 700134)
Thanks Frango, I used a prefab and upon further inspection it is leaking more than I thought. I tightened the bolts a small amount at the leak site. I will check again later and see...fingers crossed.

Best thing you can do is throw that gasket away and use a good rtv:thumbsup:

cheapjeep 10-21-2012 08:57 PM

Re: Got 'er done
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alphamag (Post 700043)
Well I finally got my tranny fluid and filters changed on my 04 WJ 4.7 2WD over a period of two days and about sixteen hours. Hey...I'm old and slow. Transmission is very smooth and no codes ( if that means anything ). I may have a small gasket leak but I may just put down cardboard until I recuperate from this first go at it. If it is in fact leaking I'll try it again. My sincere gratitude to this forum in general and to especially to Frango, cheapjeep, and stashgto for all your assistance.

I remember the first year with my ZJ when I couldn't even pick my nose right:lol:


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