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How To Change Transmission Fluid 02-07 Jeep Liberty

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How To Change Transmission Fluid 02-07 Jeep Liberty

Created on: 2014-01-26

Learn how to remove and reinstall the transmission oil pan, drain the transmission fluid, and properly check the transmission fluid level with this video

  1. step 1 :Draining the Transmission Fluid
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Remove eleven of the fourteen 10mm bolts from the transmission pan
    • Leave three bolts loosened but not removed at each end of the transmission pan
    • Pry down the front of the transmission pan
    • Allow the transmission fluid to drain
    • Remove one of the bolts
    • Allow the transmission to drain further
  2. step 2 :Removing the Transmission Filter
    • Remove the remaining 10mm bolts
    • Pull off the transmission pan
    • Remove the two T25 Torx bolts from the transmission filter
    • Pull off the transmission filter
  3. step 3 :Cleaning the Transmission Pan
    • Scrape the gasket residue off the pan with a razor blade
    • Scrape the gasket residue off the pan mounting area with a razor blade
    • Remove the magnet from the transmission pan
    • Clean the magnet thoroughly
    • Clean the transmission pan with mineral spirits
  4. step 4 :Installing the New Transmission Filter
    • Put the magnet into the transmission pan
    • Put a new gasket or RTV onto the transmission pan
    • Push the new filter into place with the T25 Torx bolts
    • Thread two 10mm bolts through the pan and gasket to hold the gasket in place
    • Put the pan into place
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts
    • Insert the remaining twelve 10mm bolts into the pan
  5. step 5 :Refilling the Transmission Fluid
    • Pull out the transmission dipstick
    • Refill the transmission fluid using a funnel
    • Put the dipstick back
    • Start the engine
    • Check the transmission fluid with the vehicle running
    • Stop the engine
    • Add fluid as necessary

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

    Funnel

    Jack Stands

    Drain Pan

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Gasket Adhesive

    RTV

    Transmission Fluid

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T25 Driver

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to service your transmission on this 2006 Jeep Liberty with a 3.7-liter V6 engine. The items you'll need include a 10mm socket and ratchet, T25 Torx bit, a drip pan, RTV, a razor blade, a funnel, transmission fluid, a transmission fluid filter, and Jack and Jack stands. You can see our vehicle is raised. Again, it's not necessary, but it does make it a lot easier.

Your transmission oil pan is located right here, and you can tell them with a series of 10mm bolts. You're going to want to go ahead and remove most of them, and I'll show you what I'm talking about after we just fast-forward through Don doing this. Now, you can see he left three bolts: one there, one there, and one back here. It doesn't have to be specifically those three bolts, but you do want a couple of bolts up there that just hold the pan in place and then you want to loosen each of them.

Then, using a flat blade screwdriver, pry down and it will start to drain your transmission fluid. You want to make sure you have a drip pan underneath it to collect it, and then remove one of the bolts and let it drain a little bit more. When it slows down, remove the other two carefully. Then pull the pan down and drain the rest of it into your drip pan.

Right here is your transmission filter, and it's held in with two T25 Torx bolts. Again, we'll fast-forward as Don removes these. Have a drip pan underneath and pull the filter down and out.

Use a razor blade to remove the old gasket from your transmission pan. You want to make sure that you get all of the old gasket removed. Using a rag, take the magnet out of the pan and clean it off and put it back into place. Then, using some mineral spirits, just wipe the edge of that pan again. You want it to be really clean for your new gasket.

Using RTV, go around each bolt hole and go all the way around the pan making sure there's no gaps. Push your new transmission filter up into place and replace those two T25 Torx bolts. Push your transmission pan up into place and replace each of those bolts by hand. Then go around and tighten them up. Pull out your transmission dipstick.

Using a funnel, replace your transmission fluid. Start your vehicle, and you want to hold down the brakes and hit back and forth on the stick. Now, remove the dipstick and wipe it clean and put it back in. Pull it out again, check it. It's full in where it's most to be. Wipe it off, put it back into place, and you're all set.
We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper
  • Funnel
  • Jack Stands
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gasket Adhesive
  • RTV
  • Transmission Fluid

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver


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