Use a pan to catch the fluid as you loosen and remove the lower bolt. Hold a funnel under the drain plug, and now you can remove the plug with the funnel directing the oil ahead of the skid. First, it works as a bearing between the meshing gear teeth. It is located halfway up the side with no direct easy access. Anyway, all you need to do is skip all the steps involving the removal and installation of your skid plate and just drain your transfer case directly into it. Set your skid plate aside for now.
It will take at least 150 pumps to put all the fluid into the transmission. Or it might be when the first visible rust shows up and the value of the vehicle drops. The transmission mount nuts will need to be tightened to 40-45 ft. Click on the link below to see a detailed write-up on how to service it: When finished, please be sure to take your used transmission fluid to your local auto parts store to have it disposed of properly. Just say no to silicone.
Without a doubt, there really is, only one Jeep. By the way the fight dealer told me to check by sticking my finger in the fill port and see what color the fluid is. Locate the large drain plug bolt on the bottom of the transmission. I plan on changing my trans fluid soon here, right now I'm at 156,000 miles and I've been told to not even change it at that point because it could potentially hurt the transmission. Certain vendors have shipping restrictions that require us to collect a handling fee for the part. A final word of caution for those that don't follow directions too well that means most of us guys.
Remove the fluid pump tube and install the fill bolt. Before you completely remove the drain bolt, place the large drain pan under the transmission. Filling transmission with fluid using a fluid pump. Follow these steps to make sure your transmission fluid is at the proper level. Park on level ground and place an oil catch pan underneath your transmission. There's nothing worse than draining your transmission only to find that you need to make a run to the parts store. Do not over-torque the bolt.
Granted, I do recommend that you do so anyway from time to time every other fluid change as it will give you a chance to inspect the gears within it for any damage or unsual wear. The inside end of your drain bolt has a small magnetic tip which is used to collect fine metal filings. They tell me that particles from the gears causes it to get dark so it needs changing. With just a little occasional love, unlike the super-clingy constant love engines demand, your transmission will probably soldier on long after your engine has left you. Free Shipping Offers are for Standard Ground Delivery Service and are only valid for shipping addresses within the 48 contiguous United States. You will need about 2 bottles to fill it up and keep pumping it in until it starts to ooze out of the fill hole.
Once drained, re-install your drain bolt making sure to torque it to factory specifications. Now, re-install the transmission mount nuts. It's recommended that the fluid is changed at constant intervals. With the bolts removed, slowly lower your floor jack just a little and make sure that your transmission bell housing is now resting on top of the jack stand. Remove the bolt and allow the fluid to drain into the pan. In fact, thanks to the design of the all new 3.
The assembled tools to complete the job. They passed the hose through the drain hole in the floor or through the opening in the transmission tunnel that your shifter passes through. As the fluid is draining, remove the upper plug. Insert the pump into a transmission fluid container. Pro Tip The reason you need to remove the fill bolt before the drain bolt is simple: You don't want to drain the fluid from the transmission only to have a problem removing the fill bolt. To learn more about cookies, view our.
Good write up by the way. Safely raise the car and support with jack stands. Thanks so much for the clear instructions and pictures. This short write-up will explain in detail what all is involved and just how little you will need to do. Changing your motor oil is the most common and obvious one, tie rod ends are another, but some parts are sealed and lubed for the life of the part. Make sure you have everything you need before you get started. Royal Purple Synchromax® is a full synthetic transmission fluid that provides superior wear protection for your Wrangler's drivetrain.
Additionally, the bolt is located lower on the transmission, and you will not have filled your manual trans to its proper level. Continue pumping fluid into the transmission until fluid begins to leak out of the bottom of the fill hole. Keep filling the transmission until fluid starts to ooze out, re-install the fill bolt and be sure to torque it down to 14-20 ft. This thread has all the recommend fluids, fluid capacities, etc. There is a reason for this. Remove your jacks, clean up your mess, re-install your oil pan skid plate and you should be done. If you let the transmission fluid in your vehicle get too low, it can cause major damage and could potentially result in a ruined transmission.
If you have a new Wrangler or transmission, changing your fluid to Synchromax can keep your transmission working better - both now and later. On Wranglers it's located just ahead of the transmission skid plate. Some have suggested, and we tried it, filling the transmission using a funnel and some hose. I put the 17mm hex bit in my bench vise and pounded out the hex portion with a hammer and bolt. The M10 bolt has a 17mm Hex head, use two Nuts to lock one against the other on the other end of the bolt, put the head of the bolt in the drain plug and us a 17mm wrench against the Nut to open the plug.