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Author Topic: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed  (Read 870 times)

Roy

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04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« on: April 05, 2016, 02:45:49 PM »
This is year 2 with my jeep towing 4 down .
When I got the jeep took it to Dodge/Jeep dealer for Service.
When I picked it up they told me to change trans fluid every 2 years when towing.
All other service can go by the owners manual.   Any one doing this ?
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Ernie n Tara

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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 11:46:57 AM »
No!  They think they saw you coming. The transmission is completely disengaged while towing so its the same as parking the Jeep.

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Roy

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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 03:49:29 PM »
I do tow in gear
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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 04:58:22 PM »
I do tow in gear
Is your Wrangler a 2WD?
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Ernie n Tara

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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 08:33:02 AM »
Towing in gear (assuming 4 whl drive) is done to ensure the trans is not turning; e. g. as if parked. An auto trans is towed in Park.

Ernie
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Roy

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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 04:39:59 PM »
No jeep is 4wd   and that is why I asked the question 
"is this BS " your opinion is it is           thanks











you opinion is it is
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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 08:16:44 PM »
No jeep is 4wd   and that is why I asked the question 
"is this BS " your opinion is it is           thanks
Your response is rather confusing and I'm not sure what you mean by "is this BS", but if I assume your Jeep is 4WD and if you follow Jeep's towing setup recommendations outlined in the owner's manual, you should have the transfer case in neutral and the transmission in gear.  Towing in this condition will not cause transmission rotation and, therefore, no need to change "transmission fluid" because of towed miles.  Which brings up another point - a manual transmission does not have "transmission fluid", per se.  Instead it is a heavy oil or grease (not exactly sure of viscosity, again check your owner's manual).
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john owens

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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 08:22:30 PM »
Tranny fluid should be 90 weight gear oil.....I'm curious about the BS statement also...what up Chuck??
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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 10:32:25 PM »
No jeep is 4wd   and that is why I asked the question 
"is this BS " your opinion is it is           thanks

A good example of proper English usage. I assume he/Roy meant to say, "No, the Jeep is 4 wd"  and not, meaning that Jeeps are not 4 wd.
Especially since MOST Jeeps are 4wd.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 10:35:15 PM by azwinne »
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Re: 04 Wrangler manual 5 speed
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2016, 12:21:03 PM »
I am aware that the  jeep takes  gear oil.   B.S = Bull Sh--
I really didn't want to spell it out. I Will continue to service my jeep based on the owners manual sorry for all the confusion typing on your iPhone can be fun at times
Roy & Mary
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