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gcrew7 09-30-2013 06:51 AM

2005 grd Cherokee. Dip stick keeps popping up from retainer. How can I stop it? It's a 4.7 eng

Frango100 09-30-2013 09:17 AM

Re: tranny problem
This also happens on the WJ 4.7 with 5-45RFE. The only thing i can come up with to keep it in is to put a safety wire or alike to keep it down.

gcrew7 09-30-2013 09:25 AM

Thanks for the suggestion! I have heard that the problem exist on a lot of jeeps. One comment was that a plastic breather tube on top of the transmission may need to be cleaned out. Lol. Don't know where to find it. (:((

Frango100 09-30-2013 02:50 PM

Re: tranny problem
On mine 5-45RFE there is a short breather tube with vent cap on top of the transmission. I think it can't be reached with the transmission in place. But maybe on the WK that they placed a longer tube, don't know. But if the dipstick pops out with the engine off, then the problem is not the breather, but the dipstick itself.

gcrew7 09-30-2013 03:35 PM

Oh!! Thanks for that tip! I'll check out with the engine off. I believe that it slowly works itself out. It just seem that there is an imaginary spring on the bottom of the dip stick that pushes it out!! LOL!!!

gcrew7 10-04-2013 09:40 AM

Well...what I did was stuck rubber plug in the dip stick tube to block any debris from getting into the transmission. I placed the dip stick alongside the drivers side of the engine for retrieval when necessary.

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