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#335712 - 06/01/09 08:20 PM What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L?
Belvedere1 Offline
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There seems to be some confusion as the correct type of transmission fluid. I went to Checker Auto and between their computer and a former Jeep owner working the counter there is a contradiction between ATF+3, ATF+4 and Dexron or Mercron. Does anyone know beyond a reasonable doubt?
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#335713 - 06/01/09 09:17 PM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: Belvedere1]
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I had a 99 Cherokee with a 4.0L/auto and my brother has a 01 Cherokee with a 4.0L/auto and we both have only used ATF+4 when servicing the transmissions in them.
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#335714 - 06/01/09 09:30 PM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: Belvedere1]
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In 2000 when your Grand Cherokee was new the +4 fluid hadn't come out yet. The original fill is +3. Now (at Chrysler) there is no more +3, you use +4 for everything. So the answer is you can use either. I think the +4 is a little more $$$. Hope this helps.
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#335715 - 06/02/09 04:43 AM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: Belvedere1]
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I know for a fact it dexron!!!! Thats what we use on them at the dealer!
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#335716 - 06/02/09 04:59 AM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: 71_Demon]
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I am assuming it's a Cherokee Sport??

The trans in that truck (AW) is not really particular about fluid. Dexron is the recommended fluid for that unit, but you could easily substitute any other fluid and have no issues. In fact that transmission is so tough, you could probably put anything in it and it would shift just fine...

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#335717 - 06/02/09 05:50 AM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: Belvedere1]
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If its the Aisin AW4, pull out the dipstick and look. It will say to use Dexron right on the dipstick. Use what the manufacturer of the transmission suggests as written on the dipstick, not the parts counter guy or the guy who's friend used to work at a dealership.

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#335718 - 06/02/09 07:50 AM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: 70Duster]
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Its a Classic with the AW4 trans.
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#335719 - 06/02/09 08:56 PM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: 70Duster]
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Quote:

If its the Aisin AW4, pull out the dipstick and look. It will say to use Dexron right on the dipstick. Use what the manufacturer of the transmission suggests as written on the dipstick, not the parts counter guy or the guy who's friend used to work at a dealership.





CORRECT!!! I thought it was a Grand Cherokee, which takes +3, sorry.
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#335720 - 06/02/09 09:02 PM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: 10sec440]
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Thanks for the answers.
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#335721 - 06/03/09 05:03 AM Re: What trans fluid in 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L? [Re: 10sec440]
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Date: April 14, 2006

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 21-004-04, DATED
MARCH 16, 2004, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. THIS IS A
COMPLETE REVISION.

Models: All 89 - 07 Ram Trucks (AD, BR/BE, DR/DH/D1, DC)

1989 - 1995 (AA) Spirit/Acclaim/Lebaron Sedan
1989 - 2003 (AB) Ram Van/Wagon
1989 - 1993 (AC) Dynasty/New Yorker/New Yorker Salon
1989 - 1993 (AD) Ram Truck
1989 - 1994 (AG) Daytona
1989 (AH) Lancer/Lebaron GTS
1989 - 1995 (AJ) Lebaron Coupe/Lebaron Convertible
1989 - 1990 (AK) Aries/Reliant
1989 - 1990 (AL) Horizon/Omni
1989 (AM) Diplomat/Gran Fury/New Yorker fifth Avenue
1989 - 2004 (AN) Dakota
1989 - 1994 (AP) Shadow/Sundance
1990 - 1991 (AQ) Maserati
1990 - 1993 (AY) Imperial/New Yorker Fifth Avenue
1994 - 2003 (BR/BE) Ram Truck
2004 - 2007 (CS) Pacifica
1998 - 2003 (DN) Durango
2002 - 2007 (DR/DH/D1) Ram Truck
2007 (DC) Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
1995 - 2000 (FJ) Sebring/Avenger/Talon
1996 - 2000 (GS) Chrysler Voyager (International Market)
2004 - 2007 (HB) Durango
1995 - 2000 (JA) Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze
2007 (JK) Wrangler
2001- 2006 (JR) Sebring Sedan & Convertible/Stratus Sedan
2007 (JS) Avenger/Sebring
1996 - 2000 (JX) Sebring Convertible
2002 - 2007 (KJ) Liberty
1993 - 2004 (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/Vision/LHS/New Yorker/300M
2005 - 2007 (LX/LE) 300/Magnum/Charger
1996 - 2000 (NS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1995 - 2005 (PL) Neon
2002 - 2003 (PG) PT Cruiser (International Markets)
2001 - 2007 (PT) PT Cruiser
1997 - 2002 (PR) Prowler
2001 - 2007 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)
2001 - 2007 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1997 - 2006 (TJ) Wrangler
2001 - 2004 (WG) Grand Cherokee (International Markets) Vehicles equipped with Gas engines
1999 - 2004 (WJ) Grand Cherokee
2005 - 2007 (WK/WH) Grand Cherokee
2006 - 2007 (XK/XH) Commander
1989 - 1995 (YJ) Wrangler
1996 - 1998 (ZG) Grand Cherokee (International Markets)
1994 - 1998 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee/Grand Wagoneer

NOTE: This Service Bulletin DOES NOT apply to AW-4 transmissions, Sprinter
transmissions, Crossfire transmissions, MK/PM vehicles equipped with
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and WG vehicles equipped with a
diesel engine (sales code ENF) and a W5J400 or NAG1 transmission (sales
code DGJ).

Discussion:
ATF+4 - (Type 9602) is being used as factory fill for Chrysler Group automatic
transmissions. ATF+4 is recommended for all vehicles equipped with Chrysler
Group automatic transmissions EXCEPT FOR THOSE NOTED ABOVE.

NOTE: ATF+4 must always be used in vehicles that were originally filled with
ATF+4. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER FLUID.

NOTE: ATF+4 is backward compatible with ATF+3 , ATF+2, and ATF+. Additionally,
ATF+4 can be used to top off vehicles that used ATF+3, ATF+2, or ATF+.

NOTE: If ATF+4 is used to service models originally filled with ATF+3 , ATF+2, and
ATF+ the fluid maintenance schedules listed for that model does not change.
The service interval currently in effect for a given model should continue to
be followed. Refer to the Service or Owners manual for maintenance
schedule directions.

In general terms, If ATF+, ATF+2 or ATF+3 was the recommended fluid, it is now
recommended to use ATF+4.

BENEFITS

Better anti-wear properties
Improved rust/corrosion prevention
Controls oxidation
Eliminates deposits
Controls friction
Retains anti-foaming properties
Superior properties for low temperature operation
FLUID COLOR

Mopar ATF+4 has exceptional durability. However, the red dye used in ATF+4 is not
permanent; as the fluid ages it may become darker or appear brown in color. ATF+4 also
has a unique odor that may change with age. With ATF+4 fluid, color and odor are no
longer indicators of fluid condition and do not necessarily support a fluid change.

Parts Required: Qty. Part No. Description
AR 05013457AA Fluid, Transmission, ATF+4 (Type 9602), Quart
AR 05013458AA Fluid, Transmission, ATF+4 (Type 9602), Gallon


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