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2004 Jeep Grandcherokee - Transmission Maintenance

How do you change the fluid and filter on a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland?

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  • Tami Elliott May 14, 2009

    Transmission - sorry.

  • Tami Elliott May 14, 2009

    Sounds very easy. So why to the Trans. shops charge so much to do this? I thought maybe it was one of those jobs that the parts are fairly inexpensive but the catch is that it take 3 days to get to what you need to access to do the job! (If you know what I mean)



  • josh1111 May 11, 2010

    what fluid the oil or trans?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    My 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee just started jerking all of a sudden. It does not do it all the time, but I am concerned. I have gotten an oil change, transmission fluid is good,did a water treatment,and I did a gas treatment.It does not need a tuneup, so what may be the cause of the jerking?

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I'm going to guess since you didn't mention which fluid...Transmission?
First find out which unit you have (usually an id tag on it somewhere ) Then look up what kind and how much fluid in your owners manual (usually around four quarts...unit holds more but you can't remove it from the pan) Remove all pan bolts and lower pan. (some units have a drain plug, use it first if you have one ) you will see the filter attached to the valve body. remove it and install the new one, Make sure all gasket material is removed from pan and trans. Clean any metal etc from pan and internal magnet (there is always some in there but should not be a ton of it) Then put pan and gasket back. Make sure you can turn each fastener easily to make sure they are not cross threaded and only tighten them after they are all in there. Bolts do not have to be tightened down like they never should be removed again (snug then a little bit more)tighten in an X pattern not a circle.Replace about half of the fluid with car off, then put in remainder while running. Put your foot on the brake and shift to reverse then drive a few times then check fluid level.Low is bad, a tiny bit (less than half inch) over is OK.
Drive for a short ride, check again for leaks and re-tighten if any are found.
If trans was exceptionally dirty and yours has a drain plug, I recommend that you use a generic oil on the first change, then in a week, drain oil again and re-fill with good brand name stuff. and perhaps a bottle of lucas conditioner.
Good luck!

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  • Richard Scordino May 14, 2009

    Reason it's expensive is that people will willingly pay to have it done, and are afraid to do it. Profit and market demand are the driving force behind everything you see hear and touch. If everyone did their own work, the price would come down. (like that would ever happen)
    Don't forget to rate my answer...no profit here, just happy to help!


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