Jeep Liberty Transmission Fluid

Jeep Liberty

The Jeep Liberty was designed to be the next generation Jeep Cherokee XJ, and was released in 2002 up until production ultimately stopped in 2012. 

The Liberty had two generations, the  KJ (2002-2007) and the KK (2008-2012) and was the smallest SUV in the Jeep lineup until the release of the Compass and Patriot. 

Ultimately, the Liberty was a popular option for those looking to have an SUV without breaking the bank as it was reasonably priced, and smaller than the Cherokee, making it great for daily use. 

Keep your Jeep Patriot on the road longer with proper transmission fluid maintenance!


What Type of Fluid Does a Jeep Liberty Use?

Depening on the transmission the comes in you Jeep Liberty, the transmission fluid is pretty consistent. Since the Jeep Liberty has a …. transmission, it will take Mopar ATF+4 transmission fluid. ATF+4 is common in most Mopar equipped vehicles that are 4wd. 

Jeep Liberty Transmission Fluid Capacity

The fluid capacity of your Jeep Liberty depends on what automatic transmission you have. In most cases, your Jeep Liberty’s transmission fluid capacity is anywhere from 8-10 quarts.

How To Check Jeep Liberty Transmission Fluid

Checking transmission fluid in a Jeep Liberty 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.

transmission fluid on dipstick showing correct levels

How To Add Transmission Fluid To Jeep Liberty

Adding transmission fluid to your Jeep Liberty 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 Liberty, it is important to make sure you have the correct level, as mentioned before. 

Jeep Liberty Transmission Fluid Change

The beauty of the Jeep Liberty like most Jeeps is that it is DIY friendly and easy to maintain.  The Jeep Liberty 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 Liberty.

Jeep Liberty Transmission Fluid Temperature 

The ideal transmission temperature for your Jeep Liberty 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 Liberty’s transmission to last at a given temperature.

Transmission Fluid Temperature Chart

Get A Transmission Cooler For Your Jeep Liberty

Looking to lower the transmission fluid in your Jeep Liberty? 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 Liberty to keep transmission temperatures down.