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Hope it all works out did mine in 2016 cost was $2681
Remove Transmission
Send Convertor out for inspection found faulty lock up clutch
recondition Torque convertor
dismantale transmission for inspection and cleaning
replace all internal external gaskets
replace solenoid block with new unit refit transmission
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You got a good deal Methamon. Either that or I just have to pay Canberra tax (it's a thing) as it will have cost me $3k after I've finished. Admittedly that did include replacing the sump as the normal mechanic had bent it doing the trans service. Guess who's not working on the Jeep anymore....

Next question: trans cooler? Needed or not? The trans guy thinks not really and I don't tow too often, and when I do it's a 7x4 box trailer. My trans guy suggested moving the factory one to a higher position so it's above my light bar and has better air flow. Would this be sufficient?
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I'd definately suggest an extra transmission cooler, I had one in my 2004, I even had it's own thermofan on there, made a huge difference.
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yes get a trans cooler mine has a fan that i can turn on I also habe a temp gauge and PML transmission pan. If currently plugged into radiator remove it and just use the trans cooler makes a big difference
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The petrol (well at least mine) has a separate trans cooler, it's just pretty small so no issues re: contamination like the ones built into the radiator. Will look into the cost of a bigger one, any recommendations?
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Matey, I had a PWR trans cooler, then I bought a cheap 10in thermofan from Soopercheep and added that to it, with a switch, you could also add in a thermo switch if you are savvy.

The big thing I noticed straight away after putting the extra cooler on was the amount of heat "NOt" coming up from under the KJ, I used to really feel all that temp hot air rising up from under the vehicle , esp when crawling , that was gone after putting in the cooler with thermo.

I cant find my old instal thread, but I left the inline / radiator one in there, as it not only cools , but actually warms the transmisson in cold weather, and put the extra one inline befor it, I had a switch to turn on and off the fan, (most alway left on) I had actually fitted mine in the front of the ARB bullbar, ( I had no winch, so it fitted there at an angle nicely and got heaps of air, and very well protected from intrusions.

Theres a heap of trans coolers on thebay. also just at autobarn and soopercheep. If you do a eeeebay search, you will see lots that also come with the thermo fan attached.

Theres also Davies Craig coolers, depends on cashness.
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