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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:55
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

Thanks for the pics. Very clear! Greetings from Holland
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Old August 25th, 2011, 10:45
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

Great write up. I like how you hold those pan bolts...just don't sneeze or cough...
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Old August 25th, 2011, 15:33
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

I'm glad this thread is helping people out.

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Thanks for the pics. Very clear! Greetings from Holland
You're Welcome for the pics, and Greetings from Canada!
Something my grandfather used to say... ..."if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much!"

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Great write up. I like how you hold those pan bolts...just don't sneeze or cough...
Haha, thanks!
Using that 'method' to hold stuff while working under the Jeep is one way to keep me from getting too big of a beer belly...
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Old August 25th, 2011, 23:01
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For the record, fill capacity for the AW4 is 8 liters, or 8.45 qts. !
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HELP!!!

Great write up on the filter/fluid change.

I just did this procedure on my '96 XJ last week, but now I'm having problems!

After replacing the filter and pan gasket, adding four quarts of Dexron III, and pumping more old fluid out through the tranny cooler return line until I saw new fluid, I can't get the transmission to engage. The shifter moves through each gear but nothing happens, the jeep goes no where. I've been searching the forums but have yet to find anyone with my specific problem. Any suggestions?
Theres your problem.

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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:45
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

Great Writeup gonna change my fluid soon.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 08:17
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

The "fill capacity" of 8.25 qts is for a completely dry transmission with no fluid in the torque converter. With a simple pan drain you will have about 4-5 qts to fill it up. Using the poor man's flush method as ryno did there is no way to gauge what to fill it up with unless you measure the amount that has come out.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 07:13
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

In case anyone else reads this and has the "trans stopped working" problem...
You want to let the engine idle for a while - like 10 minutes past engine operating temperature, at least. With your foot on the brake and car stationary, run the gear selector through its positions pausing a few seconds at each along the way. Return to park. Now check your level, and keep adding until you are just slightly above the "full cold" mark.
DO NOT move the Jeep while you have a low fluid condition.
DO NOT drive it a long time in an over-full condition, either.
Not enough fluid equals not enough clamping force on the clutches & bands in the trans. Slippage and wear occurs.
Too much fluid can result in foaming, which I personally haven't seen but it is to be avoided regardless.
That being said - it isn't rocket science getting the goldilocks amount of trans fluid in there.

Once you've gotten it to slightly-above-max-cold on the stick, take it for a nice 30 minute drive and re-check. You are now looking for "max hot". If you have to add any fluid, remember it is cold fluid, so you may want to shoot for just slightly below "max hot".

Remember: you DO want the correct amount of fluid in the Jeep, which is NOT the space shuttle.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 09:42
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

Make sure the jeep is level when you do that, too. Nothing like a bit of a slope in the driveway to result in a bad level reading.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 12:22
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

Fantastic! Thanks for the pictures! I've done a filter before but was not sure the best way to approach the fill tube and what sort of can of worms it could be!

Thanks for the write up and pics!
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Old September 17th, 2012, 16:39
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

great write up definatly appreciated . i have a question , i forgot to put magnets back in pan and i really do not want to drop pan again , what do you think ? i am getting to old lol. i also separated dip stick tubes when i had pan out .it made it easier to put pan back but a real pain to slip top half of tube back in . thanks
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 21:00
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great write up definatly appreciated . i have a question , i forgot to put magnets back in pan and i really do not want to drop pan again , what do you think ? i am getting to old lol. i also separated dip stick tubes when i had pan out .it made it easier to put pan back but a real pain to slip top half of tube back in . thanks
You can JB Weld a magnet to the Outside of the pan if you want - it will work fine if the magnet is strong.

Reason for the JB Weld - so it doesnt fall off, otherwise, you attract a bunch of stuff, magnet falls off, stuff heads for the pump! Bad.
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Re: AW4 filter change pictures

Old thread but awesome write up. Just picked up an 88 tonight and was looking for a good post with pics.
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