42RLE and 45RFE Transmission Filter and Gasket Info

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by kb0nly, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Vendra

    Vendra New Member

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    Transmition oil

    Hi, I live in Brazil and I 've a 2004 Liberty with 34000 miles. Now I 'd like to change the transmition oil, that is a ATF+4, acording to the owner's manual.
    Here in Brazil is very difficult to buy this one, only in Jeep Dealers , with high cost.
    Do you know another oil espicification to use in place of ATF+4 ??

    Thanks for the moment,

    Mario
     
  2. kb0nly

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    Use ATF+4 or buy a new transmission.... I realize its expensive at the dealer, but cheaper than a new transmission!!
     
  3. Awww KJ

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    Thanks for the info in this sticky. I reviewed it before I bought filter/gasket/atf+4 today.
     
  4. kb0nly

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    Your welcome, glad i could help!
     
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    used rubber gasket only

    Hey, Before I read this thread, I changed the trans fluid on my 04 liberty with 42RLE trans. I used the rubber gasket on the pan ONLY, and it has not leaked at all yet. I have put about 400 miles on it since. I do not recall the ribbs on either mating surface. maybe I got lucky? So far so good? Question: should I go back and re-tighten the pan bolts soon? Do you think I'm gonna spring a leak soon?
     
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    LOL, this is the perfect example of why you do not allow edits past 5 minutes from the post.

    This sticky should probably be removed considering the first post :shrug:
     
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    Thanks for deleting the first post! shows maturity!
     
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    So... I'm doing a transmission fluid and filter change this week and told the mechanic I would get the filter kit. I sure do wish there was information in this sticky. It would be nice if somebody would recreate it if it really was helpful.
     
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    Alright I still want some information on the transmission filter kit. I called Advance Auto and another local parts store and was quoted $15 and $28 respectively. I realized later I should have asked what the brands were but is there something I need to look for when getting this stuff?
     
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    Wix does well for oil and air filters. Can't confirm but it would be a reliable choice and available on rockauto. That or mopar.

    Perhaps someone who has done this can comment.

    Bump and such.
     
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    I just put another post in the main forum about the pan rusting, however with regards to the filter I have found even Mopar prices all over the place. My 2003 service manual states to use RTV on the pan, do the later trannys use the gasket (which would honestly be easier and less messy).
     
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    The spin-on cooler return filter for the 45RFE looks like it has been replaced with 05179267AC, that's what they gave me at the dealer a few days ago.
     
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    What's the price value of a new transmission?
     
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    I know this is old but can anyone re-post the pictures?
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    running engine

    Hi

    the engine is running at transmission fluid level check?
     
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    interesting

    I did this job a few weeks ago on my 02. I bought the filters and fluid from the dealer, and a gasket from autozone. Halfway through I decided to spend another 30 bucks to replace my dented and rusty pan. Advance Auto had the part and I now have a handy drain plug just waiting for the next service.

    So even if my gasket leaks......the repair won't be messy at all. Highly recommended.
     
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    I have an atp b-216 for the 42RLE. Now I'm second guessing

    Edit: Just confirmed on Rockauto that this is correct. Can't say anything about the other part number.
     
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    The ATP gasket was on point. It has the smaller holes on the corners to help hold the gasket in place. I ended up using blue loctite on all the bolts, torqued them to spec and haven't had any leaking issues.
     
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    I saw this on the web. Seems like its a must for the transmission pan.
    This gasket maker wont be dissolved or fail due to chemical reaction to Transmission Fluid.
    I used it to glue the gasket to the pan.


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