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Intercal time for change hydraulic oil for automatic transmision for jeep cherokee model 1997

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    OK...so what do you need? Change it!?

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Every 20,000 miles, also pull the dipstick. The color of good fluid is pink to a light red.

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My 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee just whined loudly while driving, and while in gear, doesn't shift/drive, any ideas what it might be?


IMHO, Jeep/Chrysler hasn't had a great rep for the transmissions within the past 20 years. In most instances, transmissions should last the entire lifetime of the vehicle when cared for properly. Checking fluid levels regularly, as well as following manufacturer service intervals make the difference. Keep in mind that transmission fluid should be changed just like your oil, but on a very different schedule.The Grand Cherokee being a model plagued with transmission problems especially if you have the four-wheel drive "Quadratrac" transfer-case package. I am not sure sure if this is a "maintenance free" (I hate that term) or "sealed for life transmission" and case. If it is, I feel very sorry for you because like many others, you have been mislead. Transmission fluid does in fact have a service life and the fluid certainly takes a beating. Not only does it lubricate your transmission as oil does for an engine, it acts as a coolant, and it is also a hydraulic fluid to assist automatic shifting in the case of automatic transmissions. Transmission fluid should be changed because old fluid loses viscosity and can become "dirty" due to natural surface oxidation of internal parts. Unfortunately, usually by the time a transmission starts "acting up" or starts making noise the damage is already done. If you have an automatic, the whole transmission will have to be redone or replaced. If it is a manual trans its possible certain components can be replaced. I have had a girlfriend and co-worker who both had these Jeeps with automatic and wound up ditching them because of tranny or xfer-case issues. One jeep started having trans problems at 70,000 miles. :-(

May 12, 2014 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Does 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 have hydraulic lifters? I posted a question a few days ago regarding engine loud ticking which sounds like lifter noise. It doesn't have that deep sounding knock. I went to...


I would not believe any thing some parts store loser told you. Theres not a V8 built that doesnt have hydraulic lifters, unless its some fancy racin engine. It has hydraulic lifters, but unless you dont change your oil every 5k miles and/or use some cheap oil, there should be no problems. You should have a real mechanic look at it, and verify that you have good oil pressure. If it does, I would change the oil and use some MOBIL 1 and drive it, the oil will clean the lifters somewhat. If the eng has low oil pressure, that will need to be addressed.

Dec 19, 2009 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I bought a 1997 jeep grand cherokee 2 years ago. Because of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, this vehicle has been in storage for all that time. Should I have all the fluids (oil and gas) replaced...


if the vehicle was not started for 2 years, the engine may be stucked up. if it is not, the replacing the oil is ok. since 2 years is a long time you have to check everything.

Sep 10, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1997 grand cherokee 4.0 2 wd transmision whine in overdrive


YOUR OVERDRIVE GEAR BEARING OR REAR MAIN SHAFT BEARING NEEDS TO BE REPLACED

Sep 01, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Transmision skip 1st


Get it diagnosed professionally. These trans fail all the time and leave you stranded.

Aug 15, 2009 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Knocking noise when accelerating


A few questions for you how many miles on the engine? have you had regular oil changes done? This model should have the 4.0 liter engine if so what you are describing sounds like rod knock. The 4.0L engine is designed to take allot of abuse and last for well over 200,000 miles but if regular oil changes are not done you are in for trouble. And the only way to fix rod knock to have the engine rebuilt.

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Transmision Shifting Problem


Was the fluid you drained red or black? did it smell like trans or gear oil? With linkage disconnected, could you put trans in park by moving the lever on the side of the unit? Oil condition is likely a separate issue...most "blown" transmissions generally have normal operation of shift, it just dosen't do what you tell it to. two things likely going on are: linkage problem and likely in need of fluid/filter change.

Mar 16, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Changing gears very stiff


try 1 0f these solutions giving the cars age and not much discription.
1 check the level of your gear box oil

2 change the gear box oil or if automatic change the fluid for the transmision.( since you say changeing gears i take it that it's manual gear box.

3 if manual the gears need over hauled giving the age of your car.

4 your clutch cable needs adjusted due ware on the clutch or if hydraulic the clutch system needs bleed with new fluid.

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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISION


there is an oil seal between the transfer case and trasnmission housing, if your bearings have gotten hot in the transfer case, this could have caused the oil to heat up and damage the mechanical seal

Jul 21, 2008 | 1998 Jeep Wrangler

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