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Since so many people ask about tranny fluid changes i thought id make up a how to to try and prevent so many questions and posts about it.

First you will need your supplies to do the job.

You need to buy:
3 Quarts-Mopar ATF+4 Transmission Fluid from a dealer $3.75 a bottle
1 4 ounce bottle of Mopar Friction Modifier $6.75 for 1 bottle
A transmission fluid Filling tube you can buy at WAL-MART for $2.50.(if you dont have one) It will screw on top of the quart bottles.

Other things need to do the job:
An 8mm Allen key
2 floor jacks(not necessarily needed but what i used, will explain what is used for in a bit)
A pan of some sort to catch used fluid

OK now to start changing your fluid.

1.First thing you have to do is get the car to be level to simulate as if it were on a lift. You can either park your car on a small slope and use a leveler to see that the car is actually level. What i did was with the two floor jacks i have i put one jack on each front lift pad and on each side of the car. i jacked them up a little bit then measured from the floor to the side skirts and matched the height on each side. I made the height 10" from floor to side skirt. i did this because i had no leveler.

2.Now if you have the stock airbox you will want to remove it to be able to fill the transmission back up. if you have a cai, you will have no problem filling it back up.

3.Now you need to locate the drain plug and place your pan underneath it obviously. get your 8mm allen key and loosen the drain plug and take it out then let drain into pan until drip stops. once all is totally drained wipe the plug off a little then tighten the plug back in. not too hard though, so you can get it out again but enough not to leak. heres a picture of drain plug.



number 1 is the drain plug.

4.After step 3 is complete you need to then locate the fill plug. once you locate it all you must do is pull it out. once you do that you are ready to fill the transmission.



number 1 is the fill plug

take one of your 3 quart bottles of fluid and screw the tube to the top of the bottle. once you have that on you need to place the other end of the tube into the fill hole.

you do this from the top of the car(hence why removing airbox if you have it) now the tube has a feature to turn and open up flow from the bottle. which is nice so it doesnt spill everywhere while positiong the tube.

once you have it in place open it up and squeeze the fluid into the transmisson. after you have 1 quart in your transmission i put in the friction modifier. you need to put all of it in. once you have the friction modifier in put another full quart of the transmission fluid in.(using same technique as before)

once you have 2 quarts in, i then took the 3rd quart and poured half of it into a bottle i already used. i then attached the tube to the bottle that i poured the fluid into and began putting it in. now be sort of slow with this one bottle. because as you fill pay attention to make sure the fluid isnt coming out of the fill hole. once you see it dripping out a bit stop filling the transmission. that means that the transmission is now full. pull the tube out and let the fluid drain from the fill plug area until done. once it is done dripping put plug back in. wipe the transmission down, and you are done filling the transmission.

5.now check for leaks from drain plug and fill plug to make sure everything is ok. once you have checked that out put the stock airbox back in if you have removed it.

remove the floor jacks from underneath the car and once again check for leaks. after you have done that start up the car and push the clutch in and shift into gears. then once again check for leaks. after that is done take her out for a quick spin. not too long though in case there is a leak that may pop up. after your ride check for leaks again and if there is none you are good to go.

enjoy a smoother shifting experience.
 

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damn i def didnt pay 3.75 a bottle. i went to the dealer yesturday picked up 3 quarts of atf+4 and the friction modifer. each quart was 7.92 and the friction modifer was 7.02 the totalwas like 32 bucks. lol i didnt notice till after i left cause i payed with a credit card. but i dunno how old they sticky is, cuz i saw it on like 3 other sites. oh well
 

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Hey guys...I havent looked yet, but where is the fill hole located on our transmissions? The pictures are gone from this sticky..
its the rubber plug, if you look on driver side under the hood on the front of the tranny its kinda angles towards the ground. i hope this helps
 

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its the rubber plug, if you look on driver side under the hood on the front of the tranny its kinda angles towards the ground. i hope this helps
ok, i just went to locate it... and couldnt find it... I NEED HELP !!!!!! anyone !!! pictures and diagrams.... im aiming this at jay or hozay !!! lol... seriously i need help bad, cuz i need to fill the tranny fluid, so i can get the beast to the shop for new suspension... HELP !!! ANYBODY !!!!! :cry:
 

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dont use the friction modifier

it will break down the atf prematurely.fill it with atf+4 only
exactly what i was going to do... thanks papi... just wonderin, the fill hose... what is it ? is it a cap the same size with a hose in the top ??? cuz im a little clueless on what to look for or ask for when i go buy it.... and i heard its available at walmart, and auto barn/pepboys/autozone....
 

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i use a funnel with a hose attached on the end.there is a rubber plug that you remove to fill it.just slide the end of the hose into there
 

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You need to use ATF+4 because it is a semi-synthetic trans fluid and it is necessary because our blocking rings in the trans are made of a friction material that needs Automatic Trans Fluid. That's why we do not put engine or gear oil in our trans'. The reason behind ATF+4 is it's of a "slipperier" than regular Dexron or Mercon ATF and provides for a smoother apply.
 

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i use a funnel with a hose attached on the end.there is a rubber plug that you remove to fill it.just slide the end of the hose into there
i found it for 5 bucks at auto barn, exactly what i need, comes with an in-funnel filter, and a release to open the funnel into the tube... very good to have from now on... today im gonna top her off and see where im at...
 

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don't top it off, drain it completely and refill it
 
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