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Old 01-22-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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Hey, guys. I'm Brad and I'm new here to the forum. I'm from middle Tennessee and have a '97 Cherokee Country with a Rusty's 3"lift. Just wanted to introduce myself before I started my question.

My Jeep has about 170K miles on it and as far as I know the transmission fluid has NEVER been changed! Sounds pretty ridiculous I know. I've heard around that if the transmission fluid is this old and has never been changed that it's a good idea to just leave it alone because as soon as you change it, it will fall apart. Is this myth true? Let me know what you think!

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Old 01-22-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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I changed mine at well over 100.000 there were no problems. the problem is if you have it power flushed. that could cause issues
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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Change it. why go 170k and never change the tranny oil? it's like going 170k and never changing the engine oil. your engine won't be happy, neither will the tranny.



Change it. If you are afraid of flushing it then drain and fill.....about 6 times so you can get it all out. But i'd just flush it if I were you. I had my tranny flushed TWICE at 91k and no issues at all.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #4
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as swells said the problem comes from power flushing. i worked at a quick lube shop last year and a guy came in and said he wanted a tranny flush with 150k and never flushed i warned him of what could happen and had him sign a form saying we would not be held resposible. so i tried to sell him a pan drop with a filter change and a refill he didnt want that he wanted it flushed so thats what we did he came back about a week later and his tranny went out on him.
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Thanks, guys. You've been very helpful. I'll probably just do the drain and fill a few times. A dead tranny is the last thing I need. I don't want to chance it.
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Drain and fill, and you'll be fine. The AW-4 trans is pretty much bulletproof, I doubt you'll have any issues with it. They're also a dime a dozen and easy to replace in the event that it ever craps out on you.
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Yeah I definitely recommend just dropping the pan, changing the filter and filling it back up. Then after a couple hundred miles just drain and refill once more.
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Yeah I definitely recommend just dropping the pan, changing the filter and filling it back up. Then after a couple hundred miles just drain and refill once more.
Thats what im doing with mine J/Y tarnny. Leave fluid in for bout 100-150 miles change fluid and filter everything should be fine.


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