Jeep XJ Transmission Fluid

Jeep Cherokee XJ driving off road near water

The Jeep Cherokee XJ is one of the most popular SUVs in history and rightfully so. Between its reliability, simplicity, and how capable it was, it was as close to perfect as you can get for an all around vehicle.

While the XJ wasn’t the biggest, it was used as a daily driver for millions of people world wide for nearly 20 years. The Jeep XJ is a staple in the Jeep lineup and can still be seen on the road today from time to time.

Sine the Jeep XJ is older, most owners use them as either fully off-road or trail rigs or as weekend drivers that are toys.

Keep your Jeep XJ going for as long as possible with the help of proper transmission maintenance.

What Type of Fluid Does a Jeep XJ Use?

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

Jeep XJ Transmission Fluid Capacity

The fluid capacity of your Jeep XJ depends on what automatic transmission you have. In most cases, your Jeep XJ’s transmission fluid capacity is anywhere from 8-10  quarts depending on if you use the factory or an aftermarket transmission pan. 

Here are the capacities by transmission that come in a Jeep XJ 

  • 30RH – 8.6 quarts dry fill / 4 quarts for pan drop

How To Check Jeep XJ Transmission Fluid

Checking transmission fluid in a Jeep XJ 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 XJ

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

Jeep XJ Transmission Fluid Change

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

Jeep XJ Transmission Fluid Temperature 

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

Transmission Fluid Temperature Chart

Get A Transmission Cooler For Your Jeep XJ

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

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