How to change the transmission fluid and filter in a Jeep Cherokee automatic AW4
The Jeep service manual recommends changing the fluid every 25,000 miles. I rarely see XJs get serviced that often.
Changing the fluid and filter requires removing the transmission pan. A handy drain plug on the AW4 allows for fluid draining. Odly for the XJ, it uses a 14 mm wrench to remove it. But, I recommend changing the filter as well.
Last week my 1988 XJ off road Jeep played a trick on me. I needed to move it out of the way so I could get my tractor out. It started with an extended crank. This Jeep normally stars quickly so this was odd.
Installing longer wheel studs in the rear of an XJ
My 1999 Rock Crawler XJ has been retrofitted with disk brakes. I think they are from a ZJ. However, whoever made the swap did not replace the wheel studs. The studs intended for drum brakes are way too short when used with disk brake rotors.
For the fuel cell in Tom’s RX7, we were concerned about being able to pick up fuel when cornering. The fuel pick-up is in one corner of the tank so any slosh will uncover it.
After some research, I found these Walbro fuel pucks designed for snowmobiles. They come in a few varieties: single connection double connection and a right angle connection. Some come with vent holes.