What Type of Fluid Does a Jeep Cherokee Use?
Depening on the transmission the comes in you Jeep Cherokee, the transmission fluid is pretty consistent. Since the Jeep Cherokee has a …. transmission, it will take Mopar ATF+4 transmission fluid. ATF+4 is common in most Mopar equipped vehicles that are 4wd.
Jeep Cherokee Transmission Fluid Capacity
The fluid capacity of your Jeep Cherokee depends on what automatic transmission you have. In most cases, your Jeep Cherokee’s transmission fluid capacity is anywhere from 10-12 quarts.
Here are the capacities by transmission that come in a Jeep Cherokee
How To Check Jeep Cherokee Transmission Fluid
Checking transmission fluid in a Jeep Cherokee is simple and quick to do. It’s always recommended that you check transmission fluid when the vehicle is on and in park on a flat surface.
How To Add Transmission Fluid To Jeep Cherokee
Adding transmission fluid to your Jeep Cherokee is a done by filling transmission fluid through the transmission dipstick tube, which is located on the passenger side near the firewall.
When adding transmission fluid to your Jeep Cherokee, it is important to make sure you have the correct level, as mentioned before.
Jeep Cherokee Transmission Fluid Change
The beauty of the Jeep Cherokee like most Jeeps is that it is DIY friendly and easy to maintain. The Jeep Cherokee was designed for ease of use, making transmission fluid changes an easy task for the average weekend mechanic.
This video below shows step by step how to change the transmission fluid on your Jeep Cherokee.
Jeep Cherokee Transmission Fluid Temperature
The ideal transmission temperature for your Jeep Cherokee when fully warm is in the 150 – 180 degree range. This is a safe transmission temperature that will allow for tens of thousands of miles of fluid life.
The transmission temperature chart below shows how long you can expent your Jeep Cherokee’s transmission to last at a given temperature.
Get A Transmission Cooler For Your Jeep Cherokee
Looking to lower the transmission fluid in your Jeep Cherokee? Install a transmission cooler! Our helpful transmission cooler buyer’s guide gives you all the information you need to install a transmission cooler and find the right one for your needs.
In our recommendation, a medium sized plate and fin or stacked plate style cooler would be best for your Jeep Cherokee to keep transmission temperatures down.