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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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9 speed fluid service?

Yeah I know, lifetime fluid blah blah blah. I still don't buy that it's anything beyond "lifetime of the warranty" fluid. Has anyone actually tried draining and filling theirs yet?

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http://www.wk2jeeps.com/Misc/Cheroke...21_008_15a.pdf

there's a drain plug and elsewhere I've seen there's a fill/level check hole into which one inserts a dipstick tool to check the level.

I think it only holds 6-ish quarts... if say, 3 came out the drain plug it'd be worth doing once in while if you ask me. Drain, measure what comes out, put that much back in, check the level, adjust.

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Advise getting precise instructions. Trans temp when checking is important. If I can find instructions I'll post back.
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I did find the chart somewhere for trans fluid level vs temp. I do wonder why they say you need a "scan tool" to check the trans temp... you can pull it up on the gauge cluster display along with oil temp and all that other info.
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Yes, you could do it the drain and measure method. I would take caution from draining hot and refilling cold, as there is a ton of expansion in that stuff. I I were a DYI, I would fab a tool from a coat hanger to look like a small "T" about 3" long and the "T" part about 1''. Get the Trans up to about 160, drop in the tool at the fill plug and mark the full line. That will let you double check the fill after draining it cold.
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Yeah I know, lifetime fluid blah blah blah. I still don't buy that it's anything beyond "lifetime of the warranty" fluid. Has anyone actually tried draining and filling theirs yet?

According to this:

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/Misc/Cheroke...21_008_15a.pdf

there's a drain plug and elsewhere I've seen there's a fill/level check hole into which one inserts a dipstick tool to check the level.

I think it only holds 6-ish quarts... if say, 3 came out the drain plug it'd be worth doing once in while if you ask me. Drain, measure what comes out, put that much back in, check the level, adjust.

"How hard could it be?"
Actually you are correct that there is no such thing as lifetime fluid.
But with normal use, that is no towing or serious off road usage, 120,000 miles might be the lifetime limit in my opinion.
I tow and will probably change it out at 50-60k to be safe. The dealer will do that change for me. Several considerations you need to consider.

*Its a sealed transmission and you have one shot to get the level correct. That is not over or under filled at the correct temperature.
Its not like you have a dip stick to easily pull out and check. There is also a way to check it but you need a special tool which you may want to invest in.
Desoto's tip is a good one also.
*Also you must be careful not to introduce any contaminants.
*You also need a specific fluid which is not necessarily inexpensive.
*There is also a filter that needs to be changed when changing the fluid I believe. There may be other things that need to be done also.
* u-tube video may help as it does show you how to check it and what tool you need:

If you know what you are doing and are confident, I imagine its pretty easy. But for me I'll let the dealer handle it as its not quite like an oil change.

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Actually there is an easy correction for any overfill. This it what I use for fluid samples and any fluid overfill.
http://www.harborfreight.com/multi-u...ump-66418.html
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.... *There is also a filter that needs to be changed when changing the fluid I believe.
Oh boy, that should chew up an afternoon with the wrenches .

"The 948TE automatic transmission is a sealed for life design and does not require periodic service. The only
time the transmission fluid needs to be checked is when abnormal shifts frequently occur or evidence of a
transmission fluid leak is present. The fluid filter is mounted internally and requires that the transmission be removed from the vehicle and disassembled to replace the filter.
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Filter would only need to be changed after a terminal failure. Not designed as a serviceable part. Most of the friction material particles will go to the bottom.
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Filter would only need to be changed after a terminal failure. Not designed as a serviceable part. Most of the friction material particles will go to the bottom.
From what I've seen, most of the parts on this vehicle and other newer vehicles like this are not designed to be user-serviceable.

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