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Fluidcautions Fluidadditives Filtersealcaution
Checkingfluid Service Fluid&filter
level intervals service

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FLUIDCAUTIONS:

ATF+4MUSTalwaysbeusedinvehiclesthatwereoriginally
filledwithATF+4.

ATF+4iscompatiblewithATF+3andcanbeusedtotopoff
vehiclesthatcurrentlyhaveATF+2orATF+3.

DONOTuseATF+2orATF+3totopoffvehiclesthathave
ATF+4fluid

Theuseofnonrecommendedfluidscanresultintransmission
failure.Theusualresultsareerraticshifts,slippage,abnormal
wearandeventualfailureduetofluidbreakdownandsludge
formation.Avoidthisconditionbyusingrecommendedfluidsonly.

Alowfluidlevelallowsthepumptotakeinairalongwiththefluid.
Airinthefluidwillcausefluidpressurestobelowanddevelop
slowerthannormal.Ifthetransmissionisoverfilled,thegears
churnthefluidintofoam.Thisaeratesthefluidandcausingthe
sameconditionsoccurringwithalowlevel.Ineithercase,air
bubblescausefluidoverheating,oxidationandvarnishbuildup
whichinterfereswithvalveandclutchoperation.Foamingalso
causesfluidexpansionwhichcanresultinfluidoverflowfromthe
transmissionventorfilltube.Fluidoverflowcaneasilybemistaken
foraleakifinspectionisnotcareful.

FLUIDADDITIVES:
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DaimlerChryslerstronglyrecommendsagainsttheadditionofanyfluids
tothetransmission,otherthanthoseautomatictransmissionfluidslisted
above.Exceptionstothispolicyaretheuseofspecialdyestoaidin
detectingfluidleaks.Variousspecialadditivesandsupplementsexist
thatclaimtoimproveshiftfeeland/orquality.Theseadditivesand
othersalsoclaimtoimproveconverterclutchoperationandinhibit
overheating,oxidation,varnish,andsludge.Theseclaimshavenot
beensupportedtothesatisfactionofDaimlerChryslerandthese
additivesmustnotbeused.Theuseoftransmissionsealersshould
alsobeavoided,sincetheymayadverselyaffecttheintegrityof
transmissionseals.

FILTERSEALCAUTION(545RFE):

TheprimaryoilfiltersealMUSTbefullyinstalledflushagainsttheoil
pumpbody.DONOTinstallthesealontothefilterneckandattemptto
installthefilterandsealasanassembly.Damagetothetransmission
willresult.Installthenewprimaryoilfiltersealintheoilpumpinletbore.
Seatthesealintheborewiththebuttendofahammer,orother
suitabletool.Placereplacementfilterinpositiononvalvebodyandinto
theoilpump.Installscrewtoholdfiltertovalvebody.Tightenscrewto
40in.lbs.torque.

CHECKINGTHETRANSMISSIONFLUIDLEVEL:

AllWJtransmissionshaveadipsticktocheckoillevel.Itislocatedon
therightsideoftheengine(passengerside).Thedipstickcapandfill
tubeshouldbewipedcleanbeforecheckingfluidlevel.Dirt,greaseand
otherforeignmaterialonthecapandtubecouldfallintothetubeifnot
removedbeforehand.Takethetimetowipethecapandtubeclean
beforewithdrawingthedipstick.

MODEL45RFEor545RFE:(usedwithV8enginesonly)

1.Transmissionfluidmustbeatnormaloperatingtemperaturefor
accuratefluidlevelcheck.Drivevehicleifnecessarytobringfluid
temperatureuptonormalhotoperatingtemperatureof82C(180F).
ThetorqueconverterfillsinboththeP(PARK)andN(NEUTRAL)
positions.

2.Theengineshouldberunningatidlespeedforatleastoneminute,
withthevehicleonlevelground.

3.Applyparkingbrakes.

4.PlacetheselectorleverinP(PARK)tobesurethatthefluidlevel
checkisaccurate.

5.Cleantopoffillertubeanddipsticktokeepdirtfromenteringtube.

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6.Removedipstickandcheckfluidlevelasfollows:

(a)Correctacceptablelevelisincrosshatchareaorareabetween
"COLD"and"HOT".

(b)Correctmaximumlevelisto"HOT"arrowmark.

(c)Incorrectlevelisatorbelow"COLD"line.Thefluidlevelwillbe
approximatelyattheupperCOLDholeofthedipstickat70Ffluid
temperature.

(d)Iffluidislow,addonlyenoughMoparATF+4Automatic
Transmissionfluidtorestorecorrectlevel.Donotoverfill.

MODEL42RE:

1.Transmissionfluidmustbeatnormaloperatingtemperaturefor
accuratefluidlevelcheck.Drivevehicleifnecessarytobringfluid
temperatureuptonormalhotoperatingtemperatureof82C(180F).

2.Positionvehicleonlevelsurface.

4.Applyparkingbrakes.

5.Shifttransmissionmomentarilyintoallgearranges.Thenshift
transmissionbacktoNEUTRAL.

6.Cleantopoffillertubeanddipsticktokeepdirtfromenteringtube.

7.Removedipstickandcheckfluidlevelasfollows:

(a)Correctacceptablelevelisincrosshatcharea.

(b)CorrectmaximumlevelistoMAXarrowmark.

(c)IncorrectlevelisatorbelowMINline.

(d)Iffluidislow,addonlyenoughMoparATF+4Automatic
Transmissionfluidtorestorecorrectlevel.Donotoverfill.

Transmissionfluid,filtersandserviceintervals

Fluid Interval Interval


Transmission Fluid&filter
quantity A B

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MoparATF
+4,type9602
46qts.
(service) PrimaryFilter
(internal,flat): 100,000 30,000
42RE
P/N52118789 mi. mi.
9.510qts.
(overhaul) ($14.35MSRP)

(alsoadjust
bands)

MoparATF
+4,type9602

Primaryfilter
(internal,flat):
5.5qts. 2WDP/N
(2WD 5015267AC
service) ($21.35MSRP)
45RFE
6.5qts. OR 100,000 30,000
OR
(4WD mi. mi.
4WDP/N
545RFE service)
5013470AC
($21.35MSRP)
14qts.
(overhaul)
Coolerreturn
filter(internal,
round):
2WDor4WD
P/N4799662
($16.95MSRP)

TRANSMISSIONFLUIDANDFILTERSERVICE

REMOVINGPANANDFILTER(S)

1.Hoistandsupportvehicleonsafetystands.

2.Placealargediametershallowdrainpanbeneaththetransmission
pan.

3.Removeboltsholdingfrontandsidesofpantotransmission.
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4.Loosenboltsholdingrearofpantotransmission.

5.Slowlyseparatefrontofpanawayfromtransmissionallowingthefluid
todrainintodrainpan.Aflatplastictrimtoolcanbeusedorcarefullytap
onedgeswithrubberhammer.

6.Holduppanandremoveremainingboltsholdingpantotransmission.

7.Whileholdingpanlevel,lowerpanawayfromtransmission.

8.Pourremainingfluidinpanintodrainpan.

9.Removesinglescrewholdingfiltertovalvebody.

10.Separatefilterfromvalvebodyandoilpumpandpourfluidinfilter
intodrainpan.

11.Removeanddiscardtheoilfiltersealfromthebottomoftheoil
pump.

12.Ifreplacingthecoolerreturnfilter(suggested),useoilfilterwrench
(Mopar#8321)toremovethefilterfromthetransmission.(NOTE:
45RFEor545RFEtransmissiononly)

13.Disposeofusedtransfluidandfilter(s)properly.

14.Inspectbottomofpanandmagnetforexcessiveamountsofmetal.
Alightcoatingofclutchmaterialonthebottomofthepandoesnot
indicateaproblemunlessaccompaniedbyaslippingconditionorshift
lag.

15.Usingasuitablesolvent,cleanpanandmagnet.

16.Usingasuitablegasketscraper,thoroughlycleanoriginalsealing
materialfromsurfaceoftransmissioncaseandthetransmissionpan.
NOTE:for42REtransmissionthetransmissionpanoilgasketmaybe
reusable.Inspectthesealingsurfacesofthegasket.Ifthesealingribs
onbothsurfacesappeartobeingoodcondition,cleanthegasketofany
foreignmaterialbeforereinstalling.

17.Letremainingfluiddrain,thelongerthebetterifyouwanttoget
moreoftheoldfluidout.

FILTERANDPANINSTALLATION

1.Installanewprimaryoilfiltersealintheoilpumpinletbore.Seatthe
sealintheborewiththebuttendofahammer,orothersuitabletool.

CAUTION:TheprimaryoilfiltersealMUSTbefullyinstalledflush
againsttheoilpumpbody.DONOTinstallthesealontothefilter
neckandattempttoinstallthefilterandsealasanassembly.

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Damagetothetransmissionwillresult.

2.Placereplacementfilterinpositiononvalvebodyandintotheoil
pump.

3.Installscrewtoholdfiltertovalvebody.Tightenscrewto40in.lbs.
(4.5Nm)torque.

4.Ifchangingcoolerreturnfilter,installnewoneontothetransmission.
Torquethefilterto125in.lbs.(14.12Nm)(NOTE:coolerfilterisonly
usedonthe45RFEand545RFEtransmissions).

5.Place1/4"orsobeadofMoparRTVsealantontothetransmission
casesealingsurface(45RFEand545RFE).For42REtransmission
reinstallgasketorinstallnewgasket.

6.Placepaninpositionontransmission.

7.Installboltstoholdpantotransmission.Carefullytightenboltsto105
in.lbs.(11.8Nm)torque.AllowRTVsealanttosetfor1530minutes
(45RFEand545RFE).

8.LowervehicleandfilltransmissionwithMoparATF+4,asdescribed
intheFluidFillstepsbelow.

TRANSMISSIONFLUIDFILL

Toavoidoverfillingtransmissionafterafluidchangeoroverhaul,
performthefollowingprocedure:

1.Removedipstickandinsertcleanfunnelintransmissionfilltube.

2.AddfollowinginitialquantityofMopartATF+4totransmission:

(a)Ifonlyfluidandfilterwerechanged,startbyadding10pints(5
quarts)ofATF+4totransmission.

(b)Iftransmissionwascompletelyoverhauledandthetorqueconverter
wasreplacedordrained,startbyadding24pints(12quarts)ofATF+4
totransmission.

3.Checkthetransmissionfluidlevelandadjustasrequiredbyfollowing
theCHECKINGTHETRANSMISSIONFLUIDLEVELdirectionsabove.

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