Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Flint, Michigan, USA
Wow, at least Chrysler is consistent. I checked my 5 speed manual today, 2012 got it in Dec ('11) and it was almost a quart low. By the way I stuck my finger in the hole and got enough fluid on it so that I thought it was full, just to make sure I poured a bit of fluid in, then a little more, then some more all in all about 8/10 of a quart before it started coming out the side bung.
I'm jumping on the "check yours" band wagon. I went out to buy wax and microfiber towels and almost blew off getting the ATF4+ but went ahead and got some, figured what the heck I'll check it once I'm home. Sure glad I did.
By the way the screw heads and bolt take 8mm and 10mm sockets AND I found you don't have to open the air filter container, just remove the air intake hose and one bolt on the box and there are 3 plastic pins underneath the box that fit into rubber grommets, you can lift the entire thing out and off to the side to get to the bungs. In fact it's so easy to then access the front screws that I'll say remove the entire box if you want to change the filter.
I wonder what the tolerances are on these transmissions? I know in the old days you had to be right on, a low ATF level could ruin the tranny, I hope these newer ones can handle lower levels and it's just a matter of the cheapskates at the plant filling them to the lowest permissable level.
Glad these forums are here, the Jeep is a much loved vehicle so these issues get some exposure, I can't imagine a Le Car or a Yugo having a forum of it's own.
Last edited by Billofthenorth; 04-28-2012 at 02:28 PM.