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#1654149 - 11/01/09 11:18 AM Jeep transmission identification
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 14049
Loc: Upstate NY
My 2001 Jeep Cherokee Laredo says next to the shifter SELECTRAC.
When I look up fluids in the Amsoil website they (mainly for the differentials) list Quadra Drive and Vari Lok and W/O Quadra Drive. Do I assume I am the W/O Quadra Drive?

They list several fluid choices for each differential. I live in NY, and was going to just get the 80W-90 for front and back diff.

Also for the rear diff. they list a 194, 198, 216 and 226 with different capacities. How do I know which I have?


Edited by Donald (11/01/09 11:21 AM)
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
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#1654198 - 11/01/09 12:18 PM Re: Jeep transmission identification [Re: Donald]
sparkplug Offline


Registered: 07/16/08
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Loc: Massena, NY
Is it a 4.0 or 4.7? If you have a 4.0 your transmission is a 42RE and if you have the 4.7 you have you have the 545RFE. Both take ATF4. With the Selec-Trac you have the NV242 transfer case. Also takes ATF and since you don't have Quadra Drive or Trak Lok diffs 80w90 would be fine for the diffs.
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#1654217 - 11/01/09 12:40 PM Re: Jeep transmission identification [Re: sparkplug]
Johnny248 Offline


Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 1954
Loc: Detroit, MI
Wait, It matters if it is a Cherokee or Grand Cherokee. The Cherokee is an Asin Aw4 transmission and comes with either a 242 or 241 transfer case, both of which all use Merc/Dex fluid. Grand Cherokees had the other options for t-cases
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#1654228 - 11/01/09 12:51 PM Re: Jeep transmission identification [Re: Johnny248]
sparkplug Offline


Registered: 07/16/08
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Woops!! I see it's a Cherokee not a Grand! My bad.
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#1655146 - 11/02/09 08:17 AM Re: Jeep transmission identification [Re: sparkplug]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Sorry not be concise. Its a 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo with a 4.0 6 cyl.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

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#1656622 - 11/03/09 11:27 AM Re: Jeep transmission identification [Re: Donald]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 14049
Loc: Upstate NY
So how do I figure out the capacity of the rear diff. It can vary by several pints depending upon the Rxxx number.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

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#1657038 - 11/03/09 05:54 PM Re: Jeep transmission identification [Re: Donald]
sparkplug Offline


Registered: 07/16/08
Posts: 862
Loc: Massena, NY
My rear diff took just over 1 quart. If I were you I would buy 2 quarts of 80w90. No need for 75w140 unless you tow.
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