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How hard is it to change a fitler on a 98 xj automatic aw4? Can someone walk through the steps for me.
 

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Locate the drain plug and remove it, after the fluid drains remove the pan and clean. Remove the 4 screen bolts and pull screen. Clean off any old gasket,install new screen and gasket. Reinstall pan and fill. I think its only like 2 quarts of dexron since your just changing the screen. Most people just drain and refill. Its really not a filter but a screen.
 

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Pretty much what xjjeepthing said other than I think it takes more than two quarts, not sure though.

Also watch out for the 2 piece fill/dipstick tube, It has to come apart to get the pan off. I believe it has an o-ring seal where it comes apart. No big thing, but something to watch out for.
 

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Pretty much what xjjeepthing said other than I think it takes more than two quarts, not sure though.

Also watch out for the 2 piece fill/dipstick tube, It has to come apart to get the pan off. I believe it has an o-ring seal where it comes apart. No big thing, but something to watch out for.
Yes, the dipstick is a bi..h to get apart sometimes.At least it was on mine. And it has to come apart to drop the pan. Good luck!
 

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filter replacement ona AW Jeep

depending on the length of time between filter changes it's probaly best to just drain the existing fluid and save the $$ for the upcoming transmission change. If he goes that far and has to, which is sounds like, replace the transmisison check with B&M transmissions-THEY ROCk!!! a bit pricy butt your are young andd it's WELL worth the money.
 

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FYI, mine took 4qts when I did it. I learned the hard way that the dipstick tube comes apart. I didn't completely remove the pan though, just kinda had it hangin out.

The screen was pretty gunked up when I did it, shifted a lot smoother afterwards.
 

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I did mine at 162k. Not sure when it was done before that. I bought it with around 140k
 

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Changing the filter is easy.....dropping the pan was a royal PITA. No matter what we tried, we couldn't get the tranny pan dipstick tube to separate. We used a small tubing cutter and re-attached it with 1/2" rubber fuel line. No leaks and it should be much easier to remove the tranny pan next time.
 

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I have played a staring role in getting that F*^#ing dip-stip tube seperated. You did the right thind and I will follow. GOOD WORK!
 

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man that's a pretty sweet idea, thanks
 
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