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Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee #4798374
06/26/18 09:55 PM
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Anyone have experience changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo , 2 wd, auto with V8 engine. I understand there is a spin on filter inside the pan.

Thanks

Last edited by wwillson; 06/26/18 11:29 PM. Reason: subject clarification
Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4798397
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what year? smile

Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4798448
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my ram has the same style. has a spin on filter inside and a regular style filter too.


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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4798553
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Yes

I assume the 545RFE


Get a mopar pancake and the cooler return line spin on.


http://wjjeeps.com/service/transmission.htm

I put a B&M bulkhead fitting in the pan to make draining/refill easier.

I use the Amsoil ATF in mine. 02 WJ with 4.7

Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4798660
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ONLY use Mopar ATF+4 in any Chrysler transmission.


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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4798968
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Don't worry too much about the fluid. If you can find a cheep ATF+4 that is great, but multi vehicle ATF is good to if it says compatible. I used a multi in my 545RFE and it worked fantastic.


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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: BrianF] #4799084
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Sorry about that...it is a 2012 model..has the 6-Spd Automatic 65RFE Transmission


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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4799130
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Originally Posted By: dawgn86
Sorry about that...it is a 2012 model..has the 6-Spd Automatic 65RFE Transmission


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The good news is that you can get an aftermarket pan that has a drain plug, which will make future ATF changes much easier smile

Even if you still insist on dropping the pan, having a drain plug to drain the pan first will still make things much better and less messy, rather than having a bunch of used oil splash all over. Drain from the drain plug, then remove the pan, then change the filter.

Redline C+ is the best ATF to sue in any transmission calling for ATF+4 even though it is not officially licensed.

Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4799453
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I would only use an ATF that meets or exceeds ATF+4 Spec. Comparable does not work for me. Fluid is cheap compared to a Trans.


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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4799685
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This ATF pan actually has a drain plug on it...so would make it easier to drain before taking off the pan to change the filters.


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2012 Jeep Cherokee Laredo Penzoil 5w-20 Synthetic
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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: littleant] #4806288
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im going with Mopar fluid


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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4806670
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Those are still using the RFE-series transmissions? I thought they went to the W580?


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Re: Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee [Re: dawgn86] #4806776
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Supertech ATF+4 is great stuff at a great price. Your only wasting money going with the more expensive Mopar fluid.


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